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You can be prepared and still not ready. Being able to adapt to a challenging situation for which you have prepared is the extra element of readiness.
Rehearsal is a key skill to improving your readiness to succeed in a wide range of situations and settings.
You can be eligible but not ready. Why is the distinction important?
This 13.5 minute video explains the reasons all students need to be ready for college and careers.
ESSA offers the opportunity to redesign accountability systems. Here are four criteria every state should follow if they wish to have their accountability system focus more on college and career readiness.
ESSA is the anti-vision. It explicitly eschews a comprehensive picture of or road map for educational reform and improvement.
Students need to make reasoned tradeoffs between the breadth of what they learn and the depth at which they learn it.
Self-assessment is an important way to build learner awareness and empowerment while at the same time providing valuable information to teachers.
Students with high aspirations will achieve better academically than those with low aspirations. And yet, educators know little about student aspirations or how to raise them.
Readiness is the ability to succeed in post-high school learning, not just participate. How are readiness for college and for careers similar and different?