My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
Senior Seminars Needed for College Readiness
David T. Conley's article in April 2007 Educational Leadership expands on his paper I highlighted in a prior blog concerning specific ways to enhance college readiness
for secondary school students.He recommends senior year seminars with syllabi that have the pace,pedagogy, and assessments similar to entry-level college courses. Teachers focus on developing students thinking skills. These senior seminars were needed for students who attended moderately selective colleges as well as those attending broad access schools. See article at http://www.ascd.org/