This study analyzed the relationship between eleventh and twelfth grade students’ postsecondary aspirations and their preparation for achieving those aspirations in a sample of 8106 high school students.
This article by Dr. David T. Conley and Charis McGaughy discusses whether students bound straight for careers after high school need the same college readiness preparation as students bound for college.
Linking Teacher Effectiveness with Instruction of Academic Behaviors Associated with College Readiness
College readiness and teacher effectiveness are two emerging areas within policy research, yet few studies have linked these concepts. In this study, we examined the psychometric properties of a measure of academic behaviors associated with college readiness intended for high school teachers.
This study explored the attribution of responsibility for teaching skills and strategies associated with college readiness in a sample of 847 teachers, 69, counselors, 53 administrators who completed the College Career Ready School Diagnostic [ed: now CampusReady] in the spring of 2011.
Psychologist Peg Dawson suggests that children who struggle in school despite strong cognitive skills may be deficit in executive skills, not lazy. She suggests a number of strategies to help students develop executive skills.
Stanford professor Carol S. Dweck discusses how teachers can promote growth-mindsets in their classrooms, leading to higher confidence among students. She emphasizes that teachers must first create a culture of risk-taking, where it is the process, and not the outcome, that is the most important part of mastering a new concept.
EPIC’s founder, Dr. David T. Conley, gave this presentation on college and career readiness at the AERA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, April 2010.
Stanford professor and leading researcher Carol S. Dweck discusses mindsets and how beliefs about intelligence affect learning outcomes. According to her, there are two fundamental mindsets that a student can have about intelligence: it is fixed, or it is fluid and can increase with practice and training. These two mindsets strongly affect students’ perception of their intelligence as well as achievement.
2009_Creating_College_Readiness_38Schools.pdf (3343 downloads) In this 2009 report, EPIC profiles 38 U.S. high schools with proven success in preparing students for life after graduation. The selected schools represent a diverse cross-section of the U.S. education system. This document profiles each school and contains comprehensive and tangible examples of successful student preparation. This research was the basis…
Tony Wagner explores the skills that students need to build successful careers and to be good citizens. He uses examples and non-examples to suggest how these skills can be developed in the classroom.