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Preparing students for university and career success

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Preparing students for university and career success

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Preparing students for university and career success

  1. 1. Preparing students for university and career success Steve  Smith,  President  of  Advising  &  Admissions  Solutions,  Hobsons,  7  May  2017
  2. 2. Our mission Our mission is to empower students to connect learning to life by making informed choices across a lifetime of education decisions. Connecting Learning to Life
  3. 3. What do you want to be when you grow up? Support All Students & Families Track & Measure Progress Why We’re Here • 'Kitty  Cat' • 'Fixer' • 'Beast  Master' • 'Pop  Princess' • 'Dinosaur' • 'Ninja  Warrior' • 'Hedge  Fund  Manager' • 'Gold  Miner' • 'Taller' Fatherly  Imagination  Report,  2015  c500   responses
  4. 4. …same question (kids in the UK between 7-10) Support All Students & Families Track & Measure Progress Why We’re Here Girls 1. Vet  (26%) 2. Teacher  (17%) 3. Engineer  (11%) 4. Doctor 5. Baker Boys 1. Footballer  (23%) 2. Inventor  (12%) 3. Policeman  (11%) 4. Builder 5. Engineer Reed.co.uk,  2017  c250  responses
  5. 5. …there’s a serious point Support All Students & Families Track & Measure Progress Why We’re Here • Less  than  half  (48%)  of  students  could  be  classified   as  "hopeful,"  meaning  they  have  abundant  ideas  and   energy  for  the  future;;   • More  than  one  in  three  (37%)  students  polled  were   classified  as  "stuck"  -­-­ meaning  they  have  few  ideas   and  little  momentum  for  their  future;; • More  than  one  in  seven  (15%)  were  classified  as   "discouraged,"  meaning  they  lack  ideas  and  energy   and  may  have  negative  conceptualisations  of  the   future;; Gallup  Australia  Survey,  2016  c11k  responses   from  34  schools
  6. 6. Where To Start? Why We’re Here The  School  Cliff:  Students’  Engagement   Drops  Over  Time %  Engaged Key  Stage  2 Key  Stage  3 Key  Stage  4 76 61 44
  7. 7. Bridging the Gap Why We’re Here ASPIRATIONS ACHIEVEMENT ACHIEVEMENT Achievement sometimes falls short of those aspirations ASPIRATIONS Students and parents have high aspirations for university and careers
  8. 8. Why We’re Here Impacting Engagement Increase in likelihood of engagement When schools increase engagement by one percentage point 30x Percentage point increase in reading achievement +6 When schools focus on student strengths and they have at least one teacher that makes them excited about the future Percentage point increase in math achievement +8 70% Engagement level of hopeful students When students have hope for their future, their engagement levels rise significantly Source:  Gallup
  9. 9. Self-Discovery Career Exploration Academic Planning University Preparation University and career readiness for all
  10. 10. Naviance Quick Stats Naviance is the world’s most widely adopted university and career readiness platform 11k Schools With Naviance 9M Students Using Naviance 32M Documents Sent to Universities (2016) 765 International Schools With a Naviance account (2017)
  11. 11. …our international student survey Support All Students & Families Track & Measure Progress Why We’re Here Hobsons  ISS,  2015  (47k  total  responses)
  12. 12. Student success is not easy Who am I? How will I succeed? What do I want to be? How will I get there? What  do  I  care  about?     What  are  my  talents?   How  do  I  learn? Who  will  support  me? What  resources  will  help  me   reach  my  goals? Which  career  path  will  I  enjoy? What  education  is  required? What’s  my  plan  for  success? Where  should  I  go  after   secondary  school?
  13. 13. Educators have similar struggles Who are our students? How do we know what’s working? How are we helping them? What could we do better?
  14. 14. UK University Application Timeframe MarchJanuary June Most courses Arts & Design October Deadline for offers Oxbridge Deadlines for applications ?
  15. 15. Starting early is important KS  3   KS  3   KS  3 KS  4 KS  4 KS  4 KS  4
  16. 16. The Secondary Student Lifecycle • Career Based Assessments • Roadtrip Nation • University Research Tools University and Career Exploration Self-Discovery Student support University Applications Student Matching Academic Planning 6 Dimensions of Readiness • Individual Plans for Students • University Admission Requirements • Scholarships • Enrichment Opportunities • Student and Family Engagement • Sending applications electronically Psychometric Assessments • StrengthsExplorer by Gallup • Learning Style Inventory
  17. 17. Career Guidance Self-discovery Assessment Results Linking assessment results to career options Career research information Career exploration
  18. 18. Inspire Your Students! RoadTrip Nation Video Archive 1 2 3 Students learn from leaders 3,500+ videos with themes like Success, Perseverance, Choices, and Courage Interviews with CEOs and Fortune 500 companies, journalists, sports writers, political activists and more!
  19. 19. Apply to US universities 2,000+ Top-ranked US colleges • Manage the entire college application process from one place • Save money by sending transcripts and other documents electronically • No risk of documents getting “lost in the mail” Less Paperwork, More People Work unlimited Transcript Submissions one-stop shop College Research Database SuperMatch™ college search Acceptance History College Match Easy access to American institutions 34.5 million applications tracked 4.6 million documents sent The Common Application Parchment
  20. 20. The Educator’s Perspective Support All Students & Families Track & Measure Progress Make Data-Driven Decisions Provide all students with the same critical university and career information Identify students needing support and track results year- over-year Use data to determine results for specific students and groups Why We’re Here
  21. 21. Bridge  the  gap   by  connecting   learning  to  life Readiness Gap: Completing secondary school makes students eligible for university, but many fall short of being truly university-ready. Match Gap: Students often struggle to find best-fit post-secondary options that meet their academic, social, and financial needs. Success Gap: Even well-prepared students face obstacles in finishing what they start.

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