We are compiling a list of links to resources and references related to Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Included are organizations, reports and publications that we think will be of interest to readers of the book. We recommend that you use these links as resources and not solutions. You'll note that this list is fully searchable.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of American students in core subjects.
ACT (American College Testing) is an assessment for college readiness and college admissions in the United States.
In an effort to improve alignment between high school courses and entry-level college courses, teachers and administrators across South Carolina work together to ensure a seamless transition for students.
The California Diploma Project examined relationships among high school career and vocational education programs, the state’s exit–level Common Core State Standards, and community college expectations.
EPIC experts are available to work with district, states, and groups to develop learning progressions that address the development of conditional and conceptual knowledge that are at the core of the competencies that prepare students for college and careers. See What We Do in Professional Development and Facilitation at EPIC and contact EPIC for more information.
EPIC researchers provide program evaluation services to high schools, community colleges, and universities that are implementing innovative competency based programs of study, especially those that accelerate completion (e.g., latticed and stackable credentials, dual credit). See What We Do in Applied Research and Program Evaluation at EPIC and contact EPIC for more information.
EPIC experts are available to work with districts, states, and task forces to support college and career readiness initiatives and standards development. See What We Do and contact EPIC for more information.
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, an amalgam of national organizations and school districts, has developed its own framework that lays out the range of knowledge and skills that students will need for success in the future.
A report undertaken by the National Research Council that describes deeper learning in terms of the ability of learners to transfer what they learn in one context to another unfamiliar context.
The Hewlett Foundation defines Deeper Learning through six competencies: master core academic content, think critically and solve complex problems, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, learn how to learn, and develop academic mindsets.
A guide of students readiness to progress to the next level of higher education and careers that was released by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in 2009.
To make college and career readiness a priority in the states, Achieve launched the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network in 2005. Starting with only a handful of states, the Network has now grown to include 35 states educating 85 percent of all U.S. public school students. Through the ADP Network, governors, state education officials, postsecondary leaders and business executives work together to improve postsecondary preparation by aligning high school standards, graduation requirements, and assessment and accountability systems with the demands of college and careers.
These Action and Awareness Steps are suggested activities to help deepen understanding of issues related to college and career readiness and the Common Core State Standards. Activities are organized by chapter, as they are in the book. You can also use the search function if you are looking for something in particular!
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