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Preparing Students for Success Every Step of the Way - TACAC Presentation


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Presentation by Rob Spackey at the TACAC Conference.

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Preparing Students for Success Every Step of the Way - TACAC Presentation

  1. 1. Preparing Students for Success Every Step of the Way Rob Spackey
  2. 2. The challenges facing schools and students are widespread 1 2 3 Challenges We Face Where to Start Connecting Students to Opportunity Today’s Conversation Strengths and engagement as the starting place A few highlights
  3. 3. Bridging the Gap Challenges We Face ELIGIBILITY READINESS READINESS Many students are not ready for the next step ELIGIBILITY Any student with a high school degree is technically eligible for college or a career
  4. 4. Bridging the Gap Challenges We Face ASPIRATIONS ACHIEVEMENT ACHIEVEMENT Achievement falls short of those aspirations ASPIRATIONS Students and parents have high aspirations for college and careers
  5. 5. Challenges We Face TheAspirations Gap Percentage of middle school students who aspire to go to college Percentage of middle school students who actually enroll Percentage of first-time, full-time students that complete a 2-year degree 44% Percentage of first-time, full-time students that complete a 4-year degree 93% 31%59% Source: Educational Policy Improvement Center Source: NCES
  6. 6. 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 advocate for 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 high school?
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. WhereTo Start? The School Cliff: Students’ Engagement Drops Over Time % Engaged Elementary School Middle School High School 76 61 44
  9. 9. Where to Start 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
  10. 10. Our vision We envision a future where education advances every student to meet their full potential – a future where equal access to high-quality educational opportunities and advocates enables students to improve themselves, their communities, and the world. Education Advances
  11. 11. Our mission Our mission is to empower students to connect learning to life by making informed choices across a lifetime of education decisions – from grade school through grad school. Connecting Learning to Life
  12. 12. Connecting students to opportunity College and Career ExplorationSelf-Discovery Student support Admissions Advising Student Matching Academic Planning
  13. 13. Naviance by Hobsons is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution that helps middle and high school students identify their strengths, explore careers, create individualized academic plans, and match to best-fit postsecondary institutions.
  14. 14. Naviance Quick Stats 8+ million 10,000+ 40% Students with Naviance Schools with Naviance Percentage of U.S. High School Students with a Naviance Account 104 Countries