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 report describes the key findings of a national survey of state approaches to college and career readiness. The survey sought to answer four basic questions: how do states define career readiness; how is career readiness assessed; how do states use these assessments; and what other issues do states face related to assessing students for career readiness?
On February 13, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) co-hosted the final installment of a three-part Webinar series on accelerated learning, “Dual Enrollment: The Role of Policy in Promoting Quality Pathways to Postsecondary Success.” The Webinar highlighted national trends, model policy components, and state experiences r
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 profiles 17 career pathways programs throughout the U.S. by providing information on the programs' partners, target populations and eligibility, challenges, strategies, funding, business engagement, results, and lessons learned. This publication also provides an overview of career pathways, a career pathways checklist that can be used to provide a snapshot of implementation, and a glossary.
This tool is intended for states attempting to connect high-barrier-to-employment populations to career pathway opportunities. The Career Advancement Model provides guiding considerations to help states determine best practice and policy research with respect to welfare reform. The Model recommends a series of skill- and opportunity-enhancing provisions for individuals to be able to transition from welfare dependency to higher levels of education and family-wage careers.
On January 30, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, in partnership with the American Youth Policy Forum, hosted a webinar entitled “Early College, Early Success: Program Overview, Research Findings, and Implications for Practice.
The College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center is a technical assistance hub that promotes CCRS knowledge development and increases collaboration through interactive learning activities for Regional Comprehensive Centers, state education agencies, and other CCRS stakeholders. This blog post is the first in a series of posts that will draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.