Developing Actionable College Readiness Indicators

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Developing Actionable College Readiness Indicators

  1. 1. Developing Actionable College Readiness Indicators 
  2. 2. Of 100 high school freshman, only 18 will graduate college on time.The problem
  3. 3. What’s Alleyoop? 3A college readiness network for teens because getting ready for college is more than just getting in.
  4. 4. College readiness starts with 4 math and scienceWhy math? Why science? Accurate predictor of •Best way to develop criticalcollege success thinking and other 21st century skills Gating factor for college •High demand careers of the Key tripping point for 8th futureand 9th graders
  5. 5. Algebra skills essential• Algebra is a prerequisite for many high school and postsecondary math courses as well as the course that first teaches abstract reasoning in mathematics. (Achieve, 2008)• Algebra II requires students to think critically about mathematics and prepares them not only for advanced mathematics courses but for advanced science courses (e.g., chemistry, physics) as well. (ENLACE Florida, 2008)• Twenty states and the District of Columbia require students to pass Algebra II or the equivalent to graduate, and students that take Algebra II in high school tend to get higher paying jobs. (Carnevale & Desrochers, 2003) • Too many US secondary students fail to attain the skills they need for a successful post secondary education and career. (Balfanz, Bridgeland, Bruce, & Fox, 2012)5
  6. 6. Getting students on track To be on track for Algebra II and college readiness in high school, research recommends students complete Pre- algebra in grade 7 and Algebra I, preferably by grade 8 but at least by grade 9.6
  7. 7. State of college readiness indicatorsCurrent indicators are gathered from students toward the end of high school (e.g., SAT, ACT, high school GPA).NOT enough time for studentswho are behind to enhance their Today’s Indicatorsskills before day one of collegefreshman year. Not much time to7 adjust…
  8. 8. Alleyoop college readinessindicator Alleyoop Indicator Today’s Indicators Not much time to Up to 5 years more time!!! adjust…8
  9. 9. Helping students help 9themselvesPersonalized Learning Activities Game Dynamics Guidance
  10. 10. THANKS!@alleyoopwww.alleyoop.com

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