Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core

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Business Roundtable Education and Workforce Committee

The Business Roundtable’s goal is to promote and develop a well-educated workforce, with an emphasis on the need to improve mathematics and science performance.

Generation TX

Generation TX is a project of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) with the goal of developing a commitment among key stakeholders to create a college-going culture in Texas public schools that prepares all students for a postsecondary education.

Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the Twenty-First Century

A report out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education that explores the reasons for the United States’ national failure at college and career preparation and advances a vision for ways for the U.S. to regain leadership in educational attainment.

Reaching the Goal: The Applicability and Importance of the Common Core State Standards to College and Career Readiness

EPIC conducted this study to examine the degree to which the knowledge and skills contained in the Common Core State Standards are applicable to and important for postsecondary readiness.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s goal is to support innovation that can improve U.S. K–12 public schools and ensure that students graduate from high school ready to succeed in college. They supported the creation of the Common Core State Standards.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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

ACT (American College Testing) is an assessment for college readiness and college admissions in the United States.

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