Harnessing the Power of your

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Harnessing the Power of your Feeder Pattern
Brian Barnes
Educational Manager
The College Board, Florida Partnership
[email protected]
Essential Question
How can we best leverage our resources to
prepare more students earlier for college and
career success?
Agenda—
AP Summer Institute for Administrators 2013
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Hockey and Horoscopes
Equitable Access and Green Horticulture
Data on AP Participation and College Completion
Not Just Vertical Teams…Vertical Integration
Leading the Way
Great Resources
The Florida Partnership
Hockey and Horoscopes
Protecting Our Natural Resources
High Yield Farming
Education = Freedom
Education = Freedom
Education = Freedom
Education = Freedom
Source: Center for Post-Secondary and Economic Success
AP Participation and Likelihood of College
Graduation
College Graduation Rate differences between “matched” AP and non-AP students*
Student Demographic
AP Exam Grade of 3 or
higher
African-American
28% higher
Hispanic
28% higher
White
33% higher
Low-Income
26% higher
Not Low-Income
34% higher
*Matched students are those who have similar family backgrounds and standardized test scores
Source: Dougherty, Mellor & Jian, 2006
AP Time to Degree
Students who scored a 2 or
higher on an AP Exam
were more likely than
other students to earn a
bachelor’s degree within 4
years.
Source: Hargrove, Godin & Dodd (2007)
The Challenge: Equitable Access to AP
Courses
58%
42%
Asian
38%
62%
White
30%
70%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
20%
Black/African American
Took Recommended AP
12
Did Not Take Recommended AP
Definition-Vertical Teaming
Vertical Teaming is the practice of establishing a
team of different grade-level teachers in an
academic area to communicate, cooperate,
design curricular change, and create support
structures to encourage high achievement by all
students.
Leading for College Readiness - 13
Not Just Vertical Teams…
Vertical Integration
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Four Keys to College Readiness
Four Keys to College Readiness
Key Cognitive Strategies
Problem Formulation, Research, Interpretation, Communication, Precision and Accuracy
Key Content Knowledge
Key terms and terminology, factual information, linking ideas, organizing concepts, Common
Core State Standards (English/literacy and mathematics, NAS Science Framework, Standards
for Success in other areas)
Interdependent with Key Cognitive Strategies
Key Learning Skills and Techniques
Time Management, Study Skills, Retention of
Factual Information, Goal Setting, Self-Awareness,
Persistence, Collaborative Learning, Ownership of Learning
Key Transition Knowledge and Skills
Admissions Requirements, College Types and Missions, Affording College, College Culture,
Relations with Professors, Social/identity Issues in Transition
Key Cognitive Strategies
• Problem Formulation
Hypothesize and Strategize
– The student demonstrates clarity about the nature of the problem and identifies
potential outcomes. The student develops strategies for exploring all components of the
problem. The student may revisit and revise the problem statement as a result of
thinking about potential methods to solve the problem.
• Research
Identify and Collect
– The student explores a full range of available resources and collection techniques or
generates original data. The student makes judgments about the sources of information
or quality of the data, and determines the usefulness of the information or data
collected. The student may revisit and revise information collection methods as greater
understanding of the problem is achieved throughout this process.
Key Content Knowledge
• “Big Ideas” of each content area
• Common Core Standards identify college
ready content knowledge
– English Language Arts/Literacy Standards were
designed down from the College and Career Ready
Standards (Conley).
• The ability to write well is the single academic
skill most closely associated with college
success
Key Learning Skills and Techniques
• Study skills
• Time management
• Awareness of one’s performance
– Self-monitor
– Consciously regulate, evaluate thinking
• Persistence
• Study/work with groups of students
– Collaboration
Key Transition Knowledge and Skills
• College Knowledge
– How to apply to college
– How to manage financial aid issues
– How to adjust to the college lifestyle
– Access to information about the culture of college
Leading for College Readiness -
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Collaboration and Innovation
• Think about your assigned quadrant and
brainstorm ideas for scaffolding key college
and career readiness skills in your feeder
pattern.
• List some great ideas on chart paper and be
prepared to share.
Taking Action
• Choose an area of challenge to work on and
develop a strategy to improve.
• How will you use this information moving
forward?
Building a College Ready Culture
College
Knowledge
High Expectations
for All
Rigorous
Curriculum
Student
Supports
Engage All
Stakeholders
Visual reminders of college readiness and planning help students on
the path to post-secondary success.
Everyone in the school community believes and behaves as though
every single student will graduate ready to be successful in college and
their future careers.
All students are exposed to and participate in challenging
coursework which focuses on Key Content Knowledge and Key
Cognitive Strategies.
Students are provided with needed social, academic, and counseling
support to ensure their success with the most rigorous curriculum
they can handle.
Parents and the community are on board. They hold high expectations
for students inside and outside the school. They are taught needed
College Knowledge.
Best Practices for Leadership
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Tear Down the Walls.
Take the Willing First.
Begin with the End in Mind.
Manage Expectations.
Set SMART Goals.
Think about College and Career Readiness
Broadly.
• Make strategic use of resources available through
the College Board.
• You Must Lead the Charge.
Leadership Dynamics
The Power of Habit
Worker Safety
Food for Thought
AP is not for the gifted.
AP is for the prepared.
Have realistic expectations.
It’s not all about the scores.
Great Resources
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http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/preap/publications/index.html
http://www.epiconline.org/
http://www.edsource.org/today/2011/study-collaboration-with-middle-schools-key-tostudent-success-in-high-schools/3715
http://www.acpta.org/verticalteams.htmTexas
http://title3.sde.state.ok.us/ap/VTinfo.htmOklahoma
http://www.bsu.edu/web/academy/aspire/vteams.htmIndiana
http://www.pvusd.net/Departments/EPC_College_Prep/Vertical_Teams/index.html
http://www.palomar.edu/gearup/gear/VT/vt1.htmCalifornia
http://depts.washington.edu/omad/wseop/docs/It's%20time%20to%20focus%20on%20the
%20forgotten%20Middle.pdf
“Happiness is not the absence of problems but the
ability to deal with them.”
-- Japanese Proverb

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