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Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Measuring Progress Towards College and Career Readiness – Not Just State Standards<br />Na...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Lisa NguyenWebinar ModeratorNational Center for Educational Achievement<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Webinar Orientation<br /><ul><li>Presentation Mode</li></ul>During the presentations every...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Webinar Orientation<br /><ul><li>For questions during the webinar,</li></ul> please type t...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Efrain MercadoDirector of OutreachNational Center for Educational Achievement<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />College and Career Readiness For All<br />Our Mission<br />      The National Center for E...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Agenda<br />1. What is College and Career Readiness (CCR)?<br />      2. How do we measure...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />What is College and Career Readiness?<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />A student is College and Career Ready when…<br />they have passed all state tests at the p...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />College and Career Readiness is a bigger concept. <br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />How does NCEA define College and Career Readiness?<br />When a student has reached an acad...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />The  Big Question<br />How do we measure progress towards College and Career Readiness? <b...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />How?<br />Passing/Proficient?<br />Commended or Advanced?<br />College Readiness Benchmark...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />One Method:<br />Using State Standards<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percentage of Texas Students Proficient/Passing in 2009 <br />Math                        ...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />But is it enough?<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percent of Texas Students Hitting NCEA’s College and Career Readiness Targets  in 2009 <br...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percentage of Arkansas Students Proficient/Passing in 2009 <br />Math                     ...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percentage of Arkansas Students Hitting NCEA’s College and Career Readiness Targets  in 20...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />What about commended or advanced?<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Now we know…<br />Passing/Proficient is not enough.<br />Commended/Advanced  is not anchor...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />NCEA’s Approach to Measuring Progress Towards College and Career Readiness<br />Identify C...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Identifying  College and Career Readiness Targets<br />How does NCEA do this? <br />Linkin...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Keeping Students on the Path to College and Career Readiness<br />NCEA’s CCR Ramp is a def...
Students below the ramp must achieve faster than average growth.</li></li></ul><li>Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Another...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Senior Year?<br />Junior Year?<br />Even earlier?<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Using ACT’s College Readiness System<br />8th Grade  -<br />10th Grade    -<br />11th/12th...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />8th/9th Grade<br />10th  Grade<br />11th/12th Grade<br />36<br />32<br />25<br />
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Resources for Measuring Progress<br /><ul><li>Using formative tests to check student achie...
Summative tests to see if students have reached College and Career Readiness standards (ACT’s College Readiness System)</l...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Q & A <br />Type in questions into the ‘Questions’ box.<br />To ask in, ‘Raise Hand’ and w...
More Resources:<br />Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Texas and Arkansas College and Career Readiness Charts for every publ...
Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Thank you for attending our webinar!<br />                                                ...
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Measuring Progress Towards College and Career Readiness

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The term College and Career Readiness (CCR) is often used, but the actual steps it takes to prepare students towards this goal is not consistently defined. In light of recent education reforms, NCEA will use this presentation to focus on why CCR should be the standard for all students. State standards may improve student learning, but numerous studies show that reaching for such standards is not enough. NCEA will also feature its College and Career Readiness Ramp and how this can be a tool to measuring student progress towards CCR.

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Measuring Progress Towards College and Career Readiness

  1. 1. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Measuring Progress Towards College and Career Readiness – Not Just State Standards<br />National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA)<br />Efrain Mercado<br />Director of Outreach<br /> April 29, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Lisa NguyenWebinar ModeratorNational Center for Educational Achievement<br />
  3. 3. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Webinar Orientation<br /><ul><li>Presentation Mode</li></ul>During the presentations everyone is muted except presenters<br /><ul><li>Audio</li></ul>You may use your telephone (enter in Audio pin provided after entering this webinar) or your computer microphone. <br /> Select one: Use telephone<br /> Use Mic & Speakers<br />
  4. 4. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Webinar Orientation<br /><ul><li>For questions during the webinar,</li></ul> please type them in the <br />‘Questions’ chat box. <br />*If you cannot see it, please make sure the ‘Questions’ chat box<br /> is not minimized. Enlarge button is in the right hand corner. <br /><ul><li>We will take questions at the end. You may type them</li></ul> in the ‘Questions’ chat box or use your telephone. <br />
  5. 5. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Efrain MercadoDirector of OutreachNational Center for Educational Achievement<br />
  6. 6. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />College and Career Readiness For All<br />Our Mission<br /> The National Center for Educational Achievement is a non-profit, ACT organization committed to helping raise the bar on student achievement by providing educators and policymakers with best practice research and data-driven tools to prepare all students for postsecondary success. <br />
  7. 7. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Agenda<br />1. What is College and Career Readiness (CCR)?<br /> 2. How do we measure progress towards CCR?<br />3. NCEA’s Approach to Measuring Progress Towards <br />CCR<br />4. When do we measure progress towards CCR?<br />4. Resources for Measuring Progress<br />5. Q & A<br />
  8. 8. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />What is College and Career Readiness?<br />
  9. 9. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />A student is College and Career Ready when…<br />they have passed all state tests at the proficient or passing level <br /> b) they have received a high school diploma <br />c) they have graduated with honors/straight A’s from high school<br />d) they have applied and been accepted into a post-secondary institution (vocational school, university, or community college)<br />
  10. 10. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />College and Career Readiness is a bigger concept. <br />
  11. 11. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />How does NCEA define College and Career Readiness?<br />When a student has reached an academic achievement level that indicates they are likely to have success in post-secondary learning that leads to skilled careers, then they are college and career ready. <br />
  12. 12. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />The Big Question<br />How do we measure progress towards College and Career Readiness? <br />
  13. 13. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />How?<br />Passing/Proficient?<br />Commended or Advanced?<br />College Readiness Benchmarks?<br />
  14. 14. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />One Method:<br />Using State Standards<br />
  15. 15. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percentage of Texas Students Proficient/Passing in 2009 <br />Math Reading Science<br />
  16. 16. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />But is it enough?<br />
  17. 17. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percent of Texas Students Hitting NCEA’s College and Career Readiness Targets in 2009 <br />Math Reading Science<br />
  18. 18. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percentage of Arkansas Students Proficient/Passing in 2009 <br />Math Reading Science<br />
  19. 19. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Percentage of Arkansas Students Hitting NCEA’s College and Career Readiness Targets in 2009 <br />Math Reading Science<br />
  20. 20. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />What about commended or advanced?<br />
  21. 21. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Now we know…<br />Passing/Proficient is not enough.<br />Commended/Advanced is not anchored to anything and varies from state to state. <br />College Readiness Benchmarks<br />
  22. 22. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />NCEA’s Approach to Measuring Progress Towards College and Career Readiness<br />Identify College and Career Readiness Targets <br />anchored to ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks<br />
  23. 23. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Identifying College and Career Readiness Targets<br />How does NCEA do this? <br />Linking to ACT College Readiness Benchmarks<br />Backwards-Mapping the Target<br />Establish Students’ Yearly Growth Goals <br />
  24. 24. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Keeping Students on the Path to College and Career Readiness<br />NCEA’s CCR Ramp is a defined path to get students to college and career readiness.<br /><ul><li>Students on the ramp must experience average growth to stay on the ramp.
  25. 25. Students below the ramp must achieve faster than average growth.</li></li></ul><li>Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Another Big Question…<br />When do we start measuring progress towards College and Career Readiness? <br />
  26. 26. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Senior Year?<br />Junior Year?<br />Even earlier?<br />
  27. 27. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Using ACT’s College Readiness System<br />8th Grade -<br />10th Grade -<br />11th/12th Grade -<br />
  28. 28. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />8th/9th Grade<br />10th Grade<br />11th/12th Grade<br />36<br />32<br />25<br />
  29. 29. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Resources for Measuring Progress<br /><ul><li>Using formative tests to check student achievement along the way (e.g. benchmark assessments)
  30. 30. Summative tests to see if students have reached College and Career Readiness standards (ACT’s College Readiness System)</li></li></ul><li>Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />“Education is the process of training, growth, and development that enables the individual to make satisfactory adjustments to ever-changing conditions and environments.”Dr. Wesley L. BoykinNCEA’s Director of Research<br />
  31. 31. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Q & A <br />Type in questions into the ‘Questions’ box.<br />To ask in, ‘Raise Hand’ and we will unmute you. <br />Efrain Mercado<br />Director of Outreach<br />National Center for Educational Achievement<br />
  32. 32. More Resources:<br />Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Texas and Arkansas College and Career Readiness Charts for every public school:<br />http://nc4ea.org/index.cfm/e/initiatives.just_for_the_kids<br />What are ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks? <br />http://act.org/research/policymakers/pdf/benchmarks.pdf<br />The Texas Education Agency (TEA), in collaboration with ACT, is making the College Preparation Assessments (Texas Education Code 39.0261) available to the schools in your district.<br />http://act.org/aap/texas/index.html <br />
  33. 33. Identify. Inform. Improve.<br />Thank you for attending our webinar!<br /> Contact: <br />Efrain Mercado<br />emercado@nc4ea.org<br />512.320.1800<br />

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