Starting next month, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center will be launching a new blog series that will make connections between recent policy conversations to research conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). Each month, CCRS Center staff will highlight the latest REL research on college and career readiness topics.
Last month, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center and the American Youth Policy Forum, completed its three-part webinar series on accelerated learning, which built off of the information in the CCRS Center issue brief, Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education.
This brief discusses competency education from classroom practice to assessment and accountability. KnowledgeWorks suggests that competency-based learning is critical to the achievement of college and career readiness and success among high school students.
This report examines the reasons why California’s current accountability system is not producing students who are graduating from high school ready for college and careers, and proposes a better alternative.
This report examines both the educational and political dimensions of time reform, presents the findings of a wide range of research on time reform, discusses the impact of various time reforms on the life of schools and beyond, and makes recommendations for policymakers about how to best leverage time in and out of school to improve student achievement.
This series of essays explores the challenges of implementing so many education reforms—such as new Common Core standards, new assessments, new accountability systems, new teacher evaluations, new data systems, and for some states, Race to the Top—all at once, provides a framework for policymakers to think about the choices ahead, as well as strategies and solutions to unexpected conflicts.
This report offers an analysis of current, voluntary accountability systems which exist in higher education, and suggests that in order to improve consumer choice and exert meaningful pressure on schools to improve, new accountability systems need to be more complete, comparison-friendly, and designed to highlight institutional differences.