College Readiness

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Mathematics A New AP Precalculus Course Aims to Diversify the Math Pipeline
Starting in fall 2023, the course is intended to better prepare all students for college-level math regardless of their major.
Ileana Najarro, May 19, 2022
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Curriculum Video Problem Solving at the Highest Level: What Teachers and Students Can Learn From Tammie Jo Shults
Pilot and author Tammie Jo Shults on the problem-solving lessons in aviation that apply to teaching and learning.
Lilia Geho, May 3, 2022
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College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says The COVID Academic Slide Could Be Worse Than Expected
Across grades, subjects, and schools, lost learning is adding up for students, new studies find.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 2, 2022
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion What Will It Take to Get High School Students Back on Track?
Three proven strategies can support high school graduation and postsecondary success—during and after the pandemic.
Robert Balfanz, August 18, 2021
5 min read
Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, Ky.
Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, Ky.
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Mathematics What the Research Says Doubling Down on Algebra Can Pay Off in College, But Who Your Peers Are Matters, Too
A new study links taking extra-long algebra classes in early high school to a higher likelihood of earning a college degree years later.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 28, 2021
3 min read
Student Achievement Quiz Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Education/Workforce Readiness?
Quiz Yourself: How are students doing with education and workforce readiness?
June 14, 2021
Student Well-Being Video The Awkward, Exciting, and Uncertain Transitions to Middle School, High School, and College
Students in 5th, 8th, and 12th grades anticipate their transition from pandemic schooling to a new level of education in the fall.
Jaclyn Borowski , Eric Harkleroad & Brooke Saias, May 25, 2021
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Student Well-Being Video Pandemic Transitions – High School Seniors Ready for College
Graduating seniors look back on their senior year and look ahead at what's to come for each of them as they pursue a college education.
May 25, 2021
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Assessment Opinion AP Exams Can't Be Business as Usual This Year
The College Board seems unconcerned with the collateral damage of its pandemic approach, writes an assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.
Pete Bavis, March 10, 2021
5 min read
Special Report Equity and the Future of Work
K-12 educators need to begin tackling the challenges around equity and the future of work before career opportunity gaps grow even wider.
March 3, 2021
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
November 17, 2020
8 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Even Before Pandemic, National Test Finds Most Seniors Unready for College Reading, Math
Little more than 1 in 3 American 12th graders read proficiently and fewer than 1 in 4 performed proficiently in math on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 28, 2020
2 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Collection Where Are They Now? COVID-19 and the Class of 2020
A worsening economy, a surging pandemic, and school disruptions create new hurdles on the road to college.
October 21, 2020
College & Workforce Readiness Letter to the Editor College Is Not for Everyone
To the Editor:
It’s about time that the harm done in advocating “college for all” is finally exposed (“Not Every Student Should Go to College. And That's OK,” March 10, 2020). The truth is that not everyone is college material. For one reason or another, they lack the wherewithal for success. This explains why, according to a 2018 report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, more than 40 percent of first-time fall 2012 students at two-year public institutions failed to graduate in six years.
March 31, 2020
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