College Readiness Partnership

Report
Winning Gold:
The College Readiness Partnership
Missouri Department of Higher
Education
Overview
Policy Environment of College and Career Readiness:
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ACT Diploma Project
NCLB waivers demand college/career readiness standards.
ESEA reauthorization elevates college and career readiness.
Individual states are setting college/career ready goals.
Missouri:
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Curriculum Alignment Initiative
Common Core State Standards Adoption
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
College Readiness Partnership*
-Conley, 2011
Definition of College Readiness?
The level of preparation a student needs in order to enroll and
succeed—without remediation—in a credit-bearing course at a
postsecondary institution that offers a baccalaureate degree or
transfer to a baccalaureate program, or in a high-quality
certificate program that enables students to enter a career
pathway with potential future advancement.
– Succeed is defined as completing the entry-level courses or core
certificate courses at a level of understanding and proficiency
that makes it possible for the student to consider taking the
next course in the sequence or the next level of course in the
subject area or of completing the certificate.
-Conley, 2011
What does it mean to be
College Ready?
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Key Cognitive Strategies
Key Content Knowledge
Key Learning Skills & Techniques
Key Transition Knowledge & Skills
-Conley, 2011
Key Cognitive Strategies
+ Problem formulation
+ Communication
+ Hypothesize
+ Organize
+ Strategize
+ Construct
+ Research
+ Precision & accuracy
+ Identify
+ Monitor
+ Collect
+ Confirm
+ Interpretation
+ Analyze / Evaluate
-Conley, 2011
Key Content Knowledge
+ Structure of knowledge + Challenge level
+ Key terms and
+ Value
terminology
+ Factual information
+ Linking ideas
+ Organizing concepts
+ Attribution
+ Effort
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Key Learning Skills & Techniques
+ Ownership of learning
+ Learning techniques
+ Goal setting
+ Time management
+ Persistence
+ Test taking skills
+ Self-awareness
+ Note taking skills
+ Motivation
+ Memorization/recall
+ Help seeking
+ Strategic reading
+ Progress monitoring
+ Collaborative learning
+ Self-efficacy
+ Technology proficiency
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Key Transition Knowledge & Skills
+ Postsecondary awareness
+ Career awareness
+ Aspirations
+ Requirements
+ Norms/culture
+ Readiness
+ Postsecondary costs
+ Tuition / Financial aid
+ Matriculation
+ Role and identity
+ Role models
+ Self-advocacy
+ Eligibility / Admissions
+ Resource acquisition
+ Program
+ Institutional advocacy
FOUR KEYS TO COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
Key Cognitive
Strategies
+ Problem formulation
+ Hypothesize
+ Strategize
+ Research
+ Identify
+ Collect
+ Interpretation
+ Analyze
+ Evaluate
+ Communication
+ Organize
+ Construct
+ Precision & accuracy
+ Monitor
+ Confirm
Key Learning
Skills &
Techniques
Key Content
Knowledge
+ Structure of knowledge
+ Key terms and
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terminology
+ Factual information
+ Linking ideas
+ Organizing concepts
Challenge level
Value
Attribution
Effort
+ Ownership of learning
+ Goal setting
+ Persistence
+ Self-awareness
+ Motivation
+ Help seeking
+ Progress monitoring
+ Self-efficacy
+ Learning techniques
+ Time management
+ Test taking skills
+ Note taking skills
+ Memorization/recall
+ Strategic reading
+ Collaborative learning
+ Technology proficiency
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Key Transition
Knowledge &
Skills
+ Postsecondary awareness
+ Aspirations
+ Norms/culture
+ Postsecondary costs
+ Tuition
+ Financial aid
+ Matriculation
+ Eligibility
+ Admissions
+ Program
+ Career awareness
+ Requirements
+ Readiness
+ Role and identity
+ Role models
+ Self-advocacy
+ Resource acquisition
+ Institutional advocacy
Definitions & Assessments
How would you define College & Career Ready?
How would you assess College & Career
Readiness?
Curriculum Alignment Initiative (CAI)
• SB 289 (2007): mandated alignment of entry- and
exit- level competencies in freshman-level general
education courses
• Goal: send clear message regarding content
knowledge necessary for success in college.
• Statewide work identified entry-level competencies
in six competency areas:
Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
English and Communication
Science
Foreign Languages
Social Sciences
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
• National Governor’s Association initiative
• 45 states formally adopted these standards
• Math & English Language Arts (ELA)
competencies for K-12 as well as entry into
college and career
CCSS Goal:
Prepare students for success in entrylevel, credit-bearing, academic college
courses (2 and 4 year postsecondary
institutions) in domains of reading,
writing, speaking, listening, language,
and mathematics
CCSS in Missouri
• Formally adopted by Missouri in 2010
• CCSS competencies for entry into college and career
are well-aligned with CAI competencies
– Lower college remediation rates
– Reduces costs for institutions of higher education and increases
likelihood of graduation
– Tighter link for students between high school and postsecondary education
– Tighter link for teachers between pre-service education and the
classroom
The Assessment Challenge
How do we get from here...
Common Core
State Standards
specify K-12
expectations for
college and
career readiness
...to here?
All students
leave high school
college and
career ready
...and what can an assessment system do to
help?
How Do We Measure This?
Role of SMARTER Balanced Assessment
Consortium:
• To develop a comprehensive and innovative assessment
system for grades 3-8 and high school in English language
arts and mathematics aligned to the Common Core State
Standards, so that...
• ...students leave high school prepared for postsecondary
success in college or a career through increased student
learning and improved teaching [The assessments shall be
operational across Consortium states in the 2014-15 school
year]
A National Consortium of States
29 states
representing
48% of K-12
students
21 governing, 8
advisory states
Washington state
is fiscal agent
Higher Education Engagement
• 175 public systems/institutions of higher education, representing 74% of
direct matriculation students across all SMARTER Balanced States, agreed
to partner on assessment development
• Higher education representatives serve on:
• Executive Committee
• Assessment scoring and item review committees
• Standard-setting committees
• Director of Higher Education Collaboration started in October; Higher
Education Advisory Panel now forming
• Higher education representatives will join key work groups
• Senior Higher Education Consultants will work with states on CCSS
implementation.
College (and Career) Readiness
Partnership
• State Higher Education Executive Officers
(SHEEO)
• Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
• American Association of State Colleges &
Universities (AASCU)
(supported by the Lumina Foundation for Education / Hewlett Foundation)
College (and Career) Readiness
Partnership
Seven states were selected:
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Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Missouri
Oregon
Tennessee
Oregon
Wisconsin
Missouri’s Representation
Name
Position
Organization
Terry Adams
Superintendent
Wentzville R-IV School District
Kenneth Dobbins
President
Southeast Missouri State University
Ann Harris
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs &Provost
Lincoln University
Sharon Hoge
Assistant Commissioner for College & Career Readiness
Department of Elementary &Secondary Education
Paul Long
Vice Chancellor for Academic &Student Affairs
Metropolitan Community College
Carolyn Mahoney
President
Lincoln University
Rusty Monhollon
Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Chris Nicastro
Commissioner
Department of Elementary &Secondary Education
David R. Russell
Commissioner of Higher Education
Missouri Department of Higher Education
Paul Yoder
Chair, Department of Education
Truman State University
Karla Eslinger
Assistant Commissioner for Educator Quality
Department of Elementary &Secondary Education
Goals of Partnership
The CRP’S purpose is to promote the broad implementation of
Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English
Language Arts by achieving three primary objectives:
• Identifying how the Common Core State Standards should be
implemented in each participating state in order to actually improve
college and career readiness for all students;
• Defining how leaders and faculty across K-12 and higher education need
to work together to improve both teaching and learning in ways essential
to achieving the goal of college and career readiness; and
• Identifying specific steps that higher education and states must take
together in order to make effective implementation a reality. This includes
making college and career readiness expectations more transparent to
teachers, students and parents, to align curricula, to assess student
performance more effectively and to improve teacher preparation and
professional development.
Phase I (November 2011)
• Convened all seven state teams to identify:
– critical issues
– resources
– effective practices
• The focus of the meeting was on:
– how states can leverage and coordinate this initiative with
existing efforts.
– providing a roadmap for other states
Phase II (TBD)
• Support of comprehensive and systematic
implementation of the Common Core State
Standards Initiative across other states
In Missouri
• Four-Part Plan:
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Formalize the structure and objectives of the state CRP team through
workgroups and subcommittees
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Definition & Assessment Workgroup is Being Created…
Develop a communication plan, both for internal and external constituents
Develop a model curriculum in both mathematics and English/Language Arts for
use in teacher preparation programs
Find meaningful ways to engage the SMARTER Balance assessment consortium
in developing assessment tools to validate and expand the usefulness of the
CCSS
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Stay tuned….
Questions?
Heather MacCleoud
Research Associate - Academic Affairs
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street / P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
Phone: (573) 751-2361
Fax: (573) 751-6635
[email protected]
www.dhe.mo.gov

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