Strategic Agenda College Readiness Subgroup June 21 Meeting
Council on Postsecondary Education
2011-15 Strategic Planning
College Readiness Subgroup
June 21, 2010
1:00 pm, ET
Council Offices, Meeting Room A
- Notes of the May 26, 2010, Meeting
- Two goals were considered:
- Increase the number and percent of students who enter postsecondary institutions ready for credit bearing coursework that will count to degree.
- Goal: Increase the successful transition and academic readiness of adult education students to postsecondary education.
- Strategies for reaching these goals considered:
- The curriculum will be aligned from K-12 through postsecondary (this includes curricula alignment from both the K-12 and adult education systems).
- Defining skill attainment that defines college and career readiness.
- Creating interventions and bridge programming that allows for effective and efficient movement toward college and career readiness that will:
- Close achievement and skills gaps for all student cohort groups.
- Create accelerated learning opportunities for students with college and career readiness needs.
- Create common placement tests for each readiness area to support high school transition coursework and postsecondary placement.
- Create student support systems (advising, mentoring, and tutoring) to promote the academic success of students not meeting systemwide standards of readiness.
- Ensure teacher preparation programs reflect the college and career readiness initiatives and strategies.
- Create professional development for secondary and postsecondary educators that integrates the college and career readiness content standards into postsecondary introductory-level coursework.
- Create professional development for all postsecondary faculty working with students not meeting readiness standards.
- Create K-12 and postsecondary collaborations and partnerships to integrate the readiness standards into the curricula.
- Minimize college-level expectation gaps for all students transitioning to postsecondary institutions. That is, communicating college level expectations to create student, parent, teacher, school administer, and program administer understanding of those expectations.
- Where are we now? Have we considered all the goals or strategies that are needed to ensure college readiness?
- What are the big ideas for the draft of the College Readiness report?
- What are the next steps?
- Timeline for the draft college readiness plan. July 15th a first draft is due. August 15 as the final draft is due.
- Do we want to consider key measures for each goal? What are our metrics for measuring progress toward college readiness?
- Next meeting