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.
Road Map For Secondary School and College Alignment
has published an outstanding guide for states aligning high school curiculum and standards with college standards- http://www.achieve.org/
. It is entitled Aligning High School Graduation With the Real World, and specifies 18 steps that must be completed. It covers the key parameters, accountability, incentives,implementation, building support, and communication. I have never seen anything this logical or systemic. Some parts are too brief in this 29 page document such as professional development for secondary school teachers. But all the key elements are here, and it highlights that numerous interconnected actions must be created to make college preparation
and college completion
likeley. I wish there had been some estimates of state costs for following this road map.
Labels: College Completion, College Preparation