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Title: Implementing the Public Agenda for College and Career Success: 90 Day Goal Plan for Improving College Readiness through Implementation of the Common Core


1
Implementing the Public Agenda for College and
Career Success 90 Day Goal Plan for Improving
College Readiness through Implementation of the
Common Core
  • Bob Blankenberger, Ph. D.
  • Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

2
The Goal
  • The 90 day plan goal
  • To improve college readiness through curriculum
    alignment in the implementation of the new Common
    Core learning standards.
  • The criteria for evaluation of this goal
  • Prepare a presentation that justifies the need
    for college and university faculties to be equal
    partners with public high schools in determining
    steps required so that high school seniors can be
    college ready
  • Draft several paragraphs about the role faculty
    and administrators must play to achieve this goal
  • Visit with five faculty and administrative
    college readiness stakeholders to explain the
    presentation and win their support to be leaders
    representing higher education during this process

3
Why is this important?
Source The Illinois Public Agenda for College
and Career Success Full Report http//www.ibhe.org
/masterPlanning/materials/070109_PublicAgenda.pdf
4
Why is this important?
  • An average of 50 of first-time, full-time
    Illinois community college students are required
    to take at least one remedial course the figure
    rises to 80 in some college districts.
  • Community Colleges spent 120.8 million on
    remedial/developmental education in fiscal 2007.
  • Public universities spent 5.2 million
  • (Source Public Agenda for College and
    Career Success retrieved September 19, 2010 from
    http//www.ibhe.state.il.us/masterPlanning/materia
    ls/010909_Public)
  • Better alignment between secondary education and
    higher education is critical to improving
    readiness for college and reducing the need for
    remediation
  • (Source Achieve, 2009 Callan, Finney,
    Kirst, Usdan, and Venezia, 2006 Illinois Board
    of Higher Education, 2008).

5
Illinois Learning Standards and the Common Core
  • The Common Core State Standards Initiative origin
  • State-led effort coordinated by the National
    Governors Association Center for Best Practices
    (NGA Center) and
  • The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

6
Common Core Development Process
  • College and career readiness standards developed
    in summer 2009
  • Based on the college and career readiness
    standards, K-12 learning progressions developed
  • Multiple rounds of feedback from states,
    teachers, researchers, higher education, and the
    public
  • Final Common Core State Standards released on
    June 2, 2010
  • ISBE introduced these into the Illinois Learning
    Standards late June 2010
  • (Source Common Core Standards website
  • http//www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards)

7
The Four Dimensions of Career and College
Readiness
  • Key Cognitive Strategies
  • Problem formulation
  • Interpretation
  • Research
  • Reasoning
  • Precision/Accuracy
  • Key Content Knowledge
  • Overarching Academic SkillsReading, Writing
  • Core Subject Knowledge and Skills
  • Academic Behaviors
  • Contextual Skills and Awarenessinformation about
    how college operates
  • (Source EPIC presentations for the Common Core
  • College Readiness Standards Workshops, 2010)

8
The 90 Day Plan
  • Goal To improve college readiness through
    curriculum alignment in the implementation of the
    new Common Core learning standards.
  • Presentations, meetings and workshops
  • Academic Leadership
  • Faculty Advisory Council
  • Proprietary Advisory Council
  • Illinois Articulation Initiative Committees and
    Panels
  • Regional Common Core College Readiness Workshops

9
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Public Academic Leadership
  • Support for implementation
  • Dissemination of information to faculty
  • Attendance at Regional Workshops
  • Community College hosts of the Workshops

10
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Faculty Advisory Council
  • Panel Discussion on Remediation and Articulation
  • Attendance at Regional Workshops
  • Developing a policy statement paper on programs
    for P-16 Vertical Alignment

11
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Proprietary Advisory Committee
  • Presentation at January meeting
  • Faculty attendance at Regional Workshops

12
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Illinois Articulation Initiative Committees and
    Panels
  • Implementation Advisory Council
  • Steering Panel
  • GECC Communication and Mathematics Panels
  • Gap analysis and alignment of courses based on
    common core career and college readiness

13
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Regional Common Core College Readiness Workshops
  • Convened by the Board of Higher Education,
    Community College Board and State Board of
    Education
  • Build on success of Career and College Readiness
    Pilot sites

14
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Regional Common Core College Readiness Workshops
  • Designed to develop a shared understanding of
    college and career readiness among secondary and
    postsecondary educators around the Common Core
    Standards
  • Facilitated by the Educational Policy Improvement
    Center (EPIC)
  • Director David Conley, Co-chair of the Common
    Core State Standards Initiative Validation
    Committee
  • Has worked with Maine, Massachusetts,
    Pennsylvania, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas,
    Washington

15
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Regional Common Core College Readiness Workshops
  • EPIC staff to share research-based tools and
    techniques for fostering partnerships between
    secondary and postsecondary institutions.
  • Initiate regional college and career readiness
    action planning to build on as a model for
    statewide implementation
  • Develop partnerships
  • Build on partnerships already in place

16
Meetings with Stakeholders
  • Regional Common Core College Readiness Workshops
  • April 4, 2011 John A. Logan College
  • April 5, 2011 Southwestern Illinois College
  • April 7, 2011 Lincoln Land Community College
  • April 8, 2011 Parkland College
  • April 18, 2011 Joliet Junior College
  • April 19, 2011 Elgin Community College
  • April 20, 2011 Illinois Valley Community College
  • April 21, 2011 Moraine Valley Community College
  • Nearly 1000 registrants

17
Southwestern Illinois College Workshop April 5,
2011

18
Lincoln Land Community College Workshop April 7,
2011
19
EPIC Principles of College and Career Readiness
  • Create and Maintain a college-going culture in
    the school
  • Create a core academic program aligned with
    readiness
  • Teach key self-management skills and expect
    students to use them
  • Prepare students for the complexity of applying
    to college
  • Align assignments and grading policies with
    college expectations
  • Make the senior year meaningful and challenging
  • Build partnerships with and connections to
    postsecondary education

20
Parkland College Workshop April 8, 2011

21
Next Steps
  • Continue coordination between ISBE, ICCB and IBHE
    on implementation of the Illinois Learning
    Standards and the Common Core
  • Teacher programs
  • Remediation
  • Curriculum alignment
  • Foster ongoing local curriculum alignment work
  • Continue IAI alignment and gap analysis work
  • Continue work on Partnership for the Assessment
    of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
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