Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core

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Journey Toward Deeper Learning: An Evaluation of the Roadtrip Nation Experience

An exploration of the Roadtrip Nation Experience, using the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning Rubric to assess the fostering of deeper learning.

College Aspirations and College Knowledge: Students’ Preparation for Post-Secondary Aspirations

A study that analyzed the relationship between eleventh and twelfth grade students’ postsecondary aspirations and their preparation for achieving those aspirations.

Lining Up: The Relationship Between the Common Core State Standards and Five Sets of Comparison Standards Report

An EPIC conducted alignment study to determine the extent of correspondence between the exit-level Common Core State Standards and each of five sets of existing standards (California and Massachusetts state standards, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, the Knowledge and Skills for University Success, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme).

Crosswalk Analysis of Deeper Learning Skills to Common Core State Standards

EPIC conducted a crosswalk study between the Deeper Learning Skills (DLS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The purpose of the crosswalk was to understand the ways in which strategies for deeper learning relate to the CCSS.

Maine Course Pathways Annual Report, 2012

2012 annual report on the development of a system to determine the degree to which high school students are given a fair opportunity to learn all of Maine’s state standards: Maine’s Learning Results (MLR) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Bridging the Gap: An Illinois Toolkit for Using the Common Core for Secondary and Postsecondary Alignment, 2012

This toolkit guides educational leaders in using the Common Core State Standards to create curricula aligned to college and career readiness expectations. The document serves to support secondary–postsecondary partnerships working to incorporate the Standards into current practices.

Discuss The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm

Share information on the changing nature of the US economy by reviewing and discussing The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm by Anthony Carnevale, Tamara Jayasundera, and Ban Cheah.

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

Read and discuss the report Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the Twenty-First Century, and consider the balance between career preparation and college preparation that is most appropriate.

Review What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready?

Visit the National Center on Education and the Economy ’s report, What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? (http://www.ncee.org/college-and-work-ready/)

Coming Together to Raise Achievement: New Assessments for the Common Core State Standards

A guide from the K–12 Center at ETS that describes and illustrates the assessment designs and related activities launched by the assessment consortia.

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.

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