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Southern Regional Education Board H S T W Measuring High School Students’ College and Career Readiness Race to the Top Assessment Public Meeting United States Department of Education Boston, Massachusetts November 13, 2009 Gene Bottoms Senior Vice President Southern Regional Education Board [email protected] 404-875-9211
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Southern Regional Education Board H S T W Are college and career readiness the same thing? Readiness for college Reading, writing and mathematics knowledge and skills to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit- bearing college-degree courses without the need for remedial classes – level varies by program and institution Readiness for careers Ready to enter and advance in a job or succeed in advanced training for a high-skill, high-wage job Able to read, comprehend, interpret, analyze and locate complex technical materials; use mathematics to plan, set priorities and solve problems in the workplace and pass a state-approved industry certification or licensure exam in the field USDOE 11-13-09 2
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Southern Regional Education Board H S T W Should the threshold set for college readiness become the measure for high school graduation? States planning to continue with high-stakes graduation exams should establish different threshold levels of knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathematics for high school graduation. States can establish a continuous improvement system that requires high schools to increase annually the percentage of students meeting college- and/or career- readiness standards, progressing toward target goals while raising graduation rates. USDOE 11-13-09 3
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Southern Regional Education Board H S T W Measuring Student Readiness for College and Careers Comprehensive reading assessment with a writing component at end of grades 9 and 11 Literacy is key to college and career success Use 9th-grade results to embed literacy standards
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