How do we define college and career readiness?

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How do we define college and career readiness?

College and Career Readiness refers to the level of student preparation

(knowledge and skills) needed to be ready to succeed without remediation in

How do we define college and career readiness?

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(knowledge and skills) needed to be ready to succeed-without remediation- in an introductory –level course at a two or four year institution, trade school or technical school. Test College Course EXPLORE Grade 8 EXPLORE Grade 9 PLAN

Grade 10 ACT Compass

English CompositionEnglish 13 14 15 18 77

Math College

Algebra 17 18 19 22 52

Reading Social Science 15 16 17 21 88

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Purpose of the Report

Purpose of the Report

••DataData--driven decision making.driven decision making.

••Collaborative discussions and decisions.Collaborative discussions and decisions.

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••To support secondary and postsecondary institutions in To support secondary and postsecondary institutions in developing an articulated and aligned curriculum

developing an articulated and aligned curriculum ••Help to ensure success for all students.Help to ensure success for all students.

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The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009:

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009:

• Survey participants included middle school teachers,

high school teachers, postsecondary faculty teaching entry-level courses, and postsecondary teachers of y p y remedial and first year courses

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• Over 55,000 surveys sent • Overall response rate 14% • Overall response rate 14%

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The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009:

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009:

• There are critical misalignments between postsecondary expectations and high school teacher evaluations of

expectations and high school teacher evaluations of student readiness.

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The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

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The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

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The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

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• What postsecondary instructors expect entering college

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009:

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009:

• What postsecondary instructors expect entering college students to know is more targeted and specific than

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The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

Science

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

The ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009

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• High School: Teach science content, including advanced topics

• Postsecondary: Focus on process and inquiry skills in science as well as fundamental science topics

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Who is Included?

Who is Included?

•ACT-tested students in 2006-2008 grad classes that

began college immediately after graduation in the fall of 2006 2008

fall of 2006-2008

•First-time, full-time freshmen •Illinois public four-year colleges •Illinois community colleges

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Who is

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Included?

•• Students attending private high schoolsStudents attending private high schools

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•• Students attending postsecondary institutions outside IllinoisStudents attending postsecondary institutions outside Illinois •• Students attending private or proprietary postsecondary Students attending private or proprietary postsecondary

institutions institutions institutions institutions

•• Part time studentsPart time studentsPart time studentsPart time students •• Adult studentsAdult students

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How is this report different than the High School

How is this report different than the High School

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Feedback Report?

Feedback Report?

•• Information has been released to the 48 Community Colleges Information has been released to the 48 Community Colleges •• Information has been released to the 11 Public 4Information has been released to the 11 Public 4--Year Year

Universities Universities

•• Information has been released to the publicInformation has been released to the public •• ISBE, ICCB, IBHE received aggregate reportsISBE, ICCB, IBHE received aggregate reports

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What Schools Receive

What Schools Receive

•Student performance by high school course sequence patterns in math and science

patterns in math and science.

•Average Fall GPAs by ACT College Readiness Standards score ranges.

•Student performance in credit bearing and developmentalStudent performance in credit bearing and developmental courses.

•Persistence from year one to year two of postsecondary •Persistence from year one to year two of postsecondary

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What Schools Receive…cont.

What Schools Receive…cont.

What Schools Receive…cont.

What Schools Receive…cont.

••Student performance (GPA) at a 2 or 4Student performance (GPA) at a 2 or 4--year public year public

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postsecondary institutions in Illinois. postsecondary institutions in Illinois.

••How your students performed compared to state average.How your students performed compared to state average.yy pp pp gg ••College Readiness Benchmark Scores by subject area.College Readiness Benchmark Scores by subject area. ••Aggregate data on your enrolled students’ performance in Aggregate data on your enrolled students’ performance in

college, as well as the students’ performance in high college, as well as the students’ performance in high

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What will it provide?

What will it provide?

What will it provide?

What will it provide?

Provide a snapshot of data and information to support conversations about secondary Provide a snapshot of data and information to support conversations about secondary and postsecondary collaboration.

and postsecondary collaboration.

Provide accurate and comprehensive data on the academic progress of these Provide accurate and comprehensive data on the academic progress of these students during their first year in higher education provides educators and

students during their first year in higher education provides educators and policymakers with important information

policymakers with important information policymakers with important information. policymakers with important information.

Provide educators with additional information to review curriculum, standards, and Provide educators with additional information to review curriculum, standards, and expectations and to make revisions when appropriate to improve student success expectations and to make revisions when appropriate to improve student success expectations and to make revisions when appropriate to improve student success expectations and to make revisions when appropriate to improve student success

Provide policy makers with additional data to make policy decisions to support the Provide policy makers with additional data to make policy decisions to support the collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions as well as the

collaboration between secondary and postsecondary institutions as well as the yy pp yy alignment between secondary and postsecondary standards and expectations. alignment between secondary and postsecondary standards and expectations.

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What is the dissemination plan?

What is the dissemination plan?

What is the dissemination plan?

What is the dissemination plan?

• ACT disseminated the report with a cover letter from ISBE, p , IBHE, and ICCB, to the participating secondary and

postsecondary institutions.

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• June 24th Summit

• Posted on three education agency websites.

• Interactive Illinois Report Card (IIRC) will host Individual High • Interactive Illinois Report Card (IIRC) will host Individual High

School Reports.

• The report will be widely available. • Series of fall workshops:

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Post--Secondary Guiding Questions:

Secondary Guiding Questions:

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Post Secondary Guiding Questions:

Secondary Guiding Questions:

1. What information in this report is new to us?

2. How will this report enhance our understanding of the high schools that feed into our institutions?

3. How can this report be used as a tool to assist in the recruitment/admission/placement of incoming students? recruitment/admission/placement of incoming students?

4. How can this report inform early intervention efforts designed to reduce remediation and increase retention in our colleges? to reduce remediation and increase retention in our colleges?

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Secondary Guiding Questions:

Secondary Guiding Questions:

Secondary Guiding Questions:

Secondary Guiding Questions:

1. What information in this report is new to us?

2. How will this report enhance our understanding of the colleges that our students attend?

3. How can this report be used as a tool to assist in the college guidance we give to our students?

guidance we give to our students?

4. How can this report inform early intervention efforts designed to reduce our students’ need for remediation in college?

to reduce our students need for remediation in college? 5. How can this report inform secondary to postsecondary

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Common Guiding Questions:

Common Guiding Questions:

Common Guiding Questions:

Common Guiding Questions:

1. What concrete steps can we take to use this information to promote an ongoing dialogue with faculty school boards and promote an ongoing dialogue with faculty, school boards, and other stake-holders?

2. What information in this report can be used to inform others about the success of our schools?

3. How can this report inform secondary to postsecondary conversations about articulation of curriculum?

conversations about articulation of curriculum?

4. What information on this report can be used to enhance the collaboration between our high schools and colleges?

5 How should we prepare to present this information to the 5. How should we prepare to present this information to the

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Individual school reports are available at:

• Community Colleges:

http://iccbdbsrv.iccb.org/hscollegesuccess/home.cfm

• Public Four-year Universities:

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http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/HSCSR/default.htm

• Public High Schools:

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ACT Midwest Region

300 Knightsbridge Parkway, Suite 300 Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847 634 2560 847.634.2560 www.act.org

April Hansen

Director, Postsecondary Services

april.hansen@act.org

George Schlott Senior Consultant

george.schlott@act.org

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