College- Career Going Culture

Report
Creating a College & Career
Going Culture
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About College Summit
College Summit raises the college enrollment and success rates
of participants in low-income/ first generation communities by
helping them connect-the-dots between their future college and
career goals and the academic choices they make each day.
“College Summit provides clarity for my students as I prepare them for a tertiary environment.
Students eat up the information because no one has shown them how possible college can be
for them. As students see the possibility and believe in themselves, their academics improve and
their attitude towards academics and work ethics blossoms. College Summit students are so
much more prepared and confident before going out into the real world. This program has
enlightened educators, administrators, parents and students. It has changed lives!"
Richard Williams, an educator at Miami Northwestern High School
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College Summit Across the Country
Currently, College Summit has 11 regional offices, serving nearly 50,000
participants, in 11 states and the District of Columbia
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College Summit Works
The range of improvement in college enrollment rates that College
Summit has produced for the last four cohorts of partner
participants.
The rate at which College Summit participants who enroll in college
persist to the sophomore year -our persistence rate is on par with
students from all income groups, according to a study of NSC data.
Miami Specific 11-12 cohort persisted at 80% to the sophomore
year
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College- Career Going Culture
THE WHAT, WHY & HOW
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College- Career Going Culture: The
WHAT?
College-going culture is created when participants connect the dots
between their future goals and the academic choices they make.
DIMENSIONS
Stakeholder
understandings
and expectations
align with
postsecondary
education (PSE)
achievement
The school
community
signals the
importance of PSE
planning,
application,
enrollment, and
achievement
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Knowledge &
Expectations
Signaling
College Summit
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Academic
Behavior &
Rigor
Support,
Structure
& Tools
The extent to
which academic
opportunities are
available and
used, and how
well students
perform
academically
Institutional
supports,
structure, & tools
advance collegegoing efforts
College- Career Going Culture: The WHY?
A college-career going culture builds the expectation of
postsecondary education for all students—not just the best
students.
Research illustrates the link between a high school’s college-going culture and
postsecondary success:
• High school graduates who make the connection between college and career are
more than six times as likely to earn a bachelor’s degree. (Reclaiming the American
Dream, The Bridgespan Group, 2006)
• College-going culture is found to be one of the top two drivers of high academic
performance in low-Income high schools (From High School to the Future: Potholes
on the Road to College, Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2008 – Chicago
Consortium for School Research
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College- Career Going Culture: The HOW?
Our strategy is based on five integrated components that advance an
organizations college-career going elements along all the dimensions, as
outlined in the previous slide:
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Implementing a designated college planning curriculum that is fully
supported by an online portal for participants, educators/counselors
•
Providing professional development for educators, counselors
including intensive onsite support and coaching
•
Training influencers (called “Peer Leaders”) to create a college-career
going culture among their peers
•
Delivering customized reports on participants progress to allow for
data-driven decision making
•
Compelling visual materials for use in organizations and classrooms to
spread college- career positive messages to all participants
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College Summit Curriculum Tools
Resources and support aligned with
American School Counselor Association (ACSA)
The Navigator, a
curricular framework
and textbook for
senior-level
classrooms.
CSNav, an online
companion to our 9-12th
grade curriculum products.
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Launch, a 9-11 grade
curriculum and
accompanying workbook,
designed to build student
mastery of five core collegegoing understandings.
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College Summit Core Understandings
SELF ADVOCACY
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Being empowered to speak about one’s
personal experiences
Knowing academic strengths, weaknesses, and
learning style
Feeling comfortable communicating with a
variety of individuals
Understanding correlation between effort and
success
COLLEGE–CAREER CONNECTION
COLLEGE 101
Understanding the connection between
success in a given field and the appropriate
education and training.
Building college-going vocabulary
Preparing for the academic rigors of college
through exposure to college-level curricula and
work
FINANCIAL AWARENESS
Understanding the costs associated with various post-secondary options and making plans for
covering them
Learning about personal financial responsibility
Connecting one’s education level and one’s future salary potential
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CSNav: Online Resource Center
Our easy-to-use Web-based portal is integrated with both curricula, and
brings together the key tools participants and educators/counselors need
to navigate the post-secondary planning process.
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CSNav: Online Resource Center
CSNav Benefits For Participants
College Planning: participants search a database of over 6,000
colleges, get help preparing for standardized tests, explore majors
and apply to college.
Career Planning: Based on the well-known Bridges’ Choices
Planner, CSNav helps participants identify interest areas, suggests
career options and links careers to colleges offering related majors.
Information Management: participants store and share key
components of their college application in their customized online
portfolio.
Financial Aid Planning: Robust tools like financial aid calculators,
the ability to search for scholarships and targeted scholarship
searches help participants and families plan for college.
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Why CSNav?
Content
In-depth profile
pages for:
Colleges
Careers
Programs and
Majors
Articles cover all
aspects of the
postsecondary
planning process
Skill Building
Information and
media literacy
skills
Technology skills
Practice with a
portal/blackboard/
Moodle system)
Assessment
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Communication
Practice /
Performance
Email
Quizzes
Calendar tool
Reflective
functions
Feedback functions
(Personal
Statements)
Personalization
Searches
Electronic
Gradebook
What do my students know? What
are their plans?
Portfolio stores information,
decisions, and reflections for longterm retrieval
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The Ability to Track Milestones in CSNav
12th Grade Milestones
Senior-year plan
College List
Personal Statement
Practice Application
Apply to College
• Curriculum units
culminate in the
completion of
relevant CSNav
milestones
Take the SAT/ACT
Complete and file the FAFSA
Saved Scholarships
Resume
Saved careers
Interest Profiler
• Educators can
track student
progress on
milestones for each
grade via the CSNav
ProCenter.
Saved Programs/Majors
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The Ability to Track Milestones in CSNav
• Curriculum units culminate in the completion of relevant CSNav
milestones
• Educators can track student progress on milestones for each grade via the CSNav
ProCenter.
9th Grade
1. This is Me
2. Short-term Goals
3. Learning Styles Inventory
4. Experiences
5. Saved Careers
6. Your Plan of Study
7. Long-Term Goals
8. 9th Grade Annual
Reflection
10th Grade
1. This is Me
2. Goals into Actions
3. PSAT
4. Networking
5. Saved Career Cluster or
Pathway
6. Job Interview Practice
7. School Finder
8. Financial Aid Plan
9. A Picture of Me In the Future
(short-term)
10. 10th Grade Annual Reflection
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11th Grade
1. This is Me
2. Practice Application
3. Short-Term Goals
4. Saved Colleges
5. Personal Statement
6. Take the SAT/ACT
7. School Finder
8. Saved Scholarships
9. Resume
10. 11th Grade Annual
Reflection
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Peer Influencers
College Summit participants promote
college- career going among their peers,
driving vibrant college- career going culture.
At summer workshops, Peer Leaders
learn about the college admissions and
financial aid process.
WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
- Intensive writing focused on effective personal statements
- Leadership skills development
- Immersion into the application & financial aid processes
- Career & college guidance sessions
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Data and Reporting
Organizational leaders need reliable, regular information and data so that they can
track postsecondary outcomes along with early warning signs to spot participants
who may be falling off-track. College Summit provides two kinds of reports to give
educators as much actionable data as possible.
Milestone Reports (Weekly) MR
These reports offer a snapshot of progress toward leading postsecondary planning
indicators such as the number of participants who have completed the FAFSA on
time, or completed key activities like crafting a college list or personal statement, etc.
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Data and Reporting Continued
College Enrollment/Persistence Rate Reports (Annual) CER
College Summit verifies college enrollment of all high school graduates at partner schools
against college registrar data maintained by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).
All participant data is processed, stored, and analyzed using the College Summit Data
Warehouse, an internal, secure database built and supported by our national partner
Deloitte.
DOE –FAFSA Pilot Completion Program (Bi-Monthly)
College Summit has been a lead partner with MDCPSD in the FAFSA Completion
Project designed to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and secondary school
administrators in determining which of their participants have completed a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming school year.
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Implementing College Summit …..
Each partner organization benefits from year-round, onsite
coaching by a local College Summit staff person. Our regional
staff work closely with organizational leaders, counselors and
teachers to troubleshoot and train as needed.
Because each organization is unique, part of this consulting will
include determining the best implementation model.
For most organizations, College Summit recommends dedicating
60-90 minutes each week to a postsecondary planning process.
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Contact Vivien Carter 786.267.1229 or email
[email protected]
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