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EPIC’s College and Career Readiness team congratulates all educators as you wind up another academic year. Below we share various resources to help you plan for the upcoming year, including a summer reading list that provides a good overview of recent research in the field of college and career readiness.
Fund Your CCRS Initiative
EPIC’s clients have invested Title I & II funds in CCRS tools, used i3 and GEAR UP grants, and accessed local foundation and private corporation awards. If you need help writing a proposal, EPIC can provide text about our research, tools, and CCRS system to effectively communicate its benefits. Please e-mail us at email@example.com for a proposal toolkit.
Applicable Government Funding and Grants
Title I addresses schoolwide intervention and school improvement programs.
Title II allocates for professional development.
Title IV supports community learning centers during nonschool hours.
Title VI assists rural and low-income districts to meet AYP; funds can be used to purchase educational technology.
GEAR UP supports programs focused on preparing secondary students for college.
i3 grants invest in innovative practices that have a demonstrated impact.
Generation TX, an organization dedicated to empowering students to pursue higher education, has released SA Ready, an open lesson plan bank aligned to Dr. Conley’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness. Developed in partnership with EPIC, these full lesson plans include worksheets, rubrics, and other materials necessary to embed the lesson into your elementary, middle, or high school classroom.
CampusReady Debuts Student-Level Reports
Beginning Fall 2013, the CampusReady diagnostic survey will provide individual student-level reports to complement the current school-level reports. The report shows a student’s strengths and weaknesses and helps identify areas within EPIC’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness where improvement is needed. Students can download or email their PDF summary report and connect to recommendations or resources to help them reach their college and career readiness goals.
College Readiness: A Guide to the Field (PDF, Annenberg Institute for School Reform) “This brief has organized the burgeoning and complex field of college readiness work using the framework of academic preparedness, academic tenacity, and college knowledge. It highlights common strategies that have emerged to strengthen these three college readiness dimensions.”
Tour Our Updated Website
We’ve added new information to the CCRS website at http://collegeready.epiconline.org to help you learn more about our tools and how they can support your efforts to prepare students for postsecondary success. Updates include: