This brief discusses competency education from classroom practice to assessment and accountability. KnowledgeWorks suggests that competency-based learning is critical to the achievement of college and career readiness and success among high school students.
Transition: High School to College
The College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI), administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, aims to strengthen the role of community and technical colleges in a student’s transition to postsecondary education and improve their academic performance. The purpose of this toolkit is to share information from 15 CCTI sites, information such as: brief summaries of projects taking place at the sites, site partners, and contact information.
This toolkit provides strategies, resources, and partnerships to help students transition successfully to postsecondary education and training. The strategies, resources, and partnerships included are focused around several elements that are instrumental in preparing students for college and careers, such as developing a comprehensive academic plan, developing 21st century skills, emphasizing high expectations, identifying personal learning styles, integrating career-focused courses into academic content, and more.
On January 30, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, in partnership with the American Youth Policy Forum, hosted a webinar entitled “Early College, Early Success: Program Overview, Research Findings, and Implications for Practice.
This report highlights quasi-experimental and experimental research on promising approaches for increasing dropouts’ rate of GED attainment, other high school equivalency credentials, and successful transition to college. The report divides these interventions into three categories: college and career ready standards and curricula, GED-to-college “bridge” programs, and dual enrollment.
The College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center is a technical assistance hub that promotes CCRS knowledge development and increases collaboration through interactive learning activities for Regional Comprehensive Centers, state education agencies, and other CCRS stakeholders. This blog post is the first in a series of posts that will draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.
On Thursday, January 30, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS), in partnership with the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), hosted a webinar titled "Early College, Early Success: Program Overview, Research Findings, and Implications for Practice."
ECS’ newly released report, Increasing Student Access and Success in Dual Enrollment Programs: 13 Model State-Level Policy Components, provides policymakers with the information they need to expand and ensure quality dual enrollment programs.
The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) recently released a brief titled Considerations for Collaboration to Support College and Career Readiness. The brief is intended to serve as a facilitative tool for states as they consider collaborations to better align expectations and supports for students across education systems.