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Unformatted text preview: Interview: Ms. DeWitt (McCallum High School) <Could you explain the College Readiness program?> To me, the best that I understand the College Readiness program is that it’s a group of volunteers who come on a weekly basis to build a relationship with students and to get the student ready for college. They get ready through practicing reading, writing and math and use programs developed by the program to get them ready to pass the tests they need to take. <What kind of students are in the program?> I t’s a pretty good spectrum because I know there’s an English class that also does this program. These kids are usually in the middle making C’s and B’s and their test scores show that they could do better, but they’re not getting the support from home or outside of school to make the grades they could make. Usually they’re capable students with good test scores that just need to practice because they don’t have that help at home. <Why are students choosing to be in the class?> Most of them, at the beginning we looked at their test scores, only 1 of my 19 students passed all the tests. She was college ready, while others were not and had failed at least one part of the test. They need to improve their skills so they can be college ready. <Have you had any prior experience with the program?> To me, this program is compeletly new and I haven’t heard it being here before. <What are your expectations for the students in this program?> My expectations are for them to improve their scores, hopefully they were borderline to begin with and were just short of the level they needed to be. My expectation is that the tutoring will help them jump from failing to passing while taking the extra time to study and focus during the week. I t’s nice while taking the extra time to study and focus during the week....
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- Spring '11
- Better, Westwood