Presentation on theme: "Ramp-Up to ReadinessTM"— Presentation transcript:
1Ramp-Up to ReadinessTM Choose RigorGain Access+ Maintain Motivation+ Practice Persistence= READINESSIntroduction
2Ramp-Up Readiness Rubric Am I on track to meet my goals?Distribute the readiness rubric for seventh grade to each studentExplain that students will regularly work on portions of the readiness rubric (just like they did in 6th grade) which will help them answer the question, “What do I need to do to reach that goal?” and “Am I on track to meet my goals?”
3Objectives Learn about the following: Ramp-Up to ReadinessTM What it means to be college readyWhat it takes to be college readyHow you can start preparing now!
4Review What is Ramp-Up to Readiness™? A program to help all students develop the knowledge, skills, and habits for success in postsecondary education (college).The program was developed by Minnesota Middle and High School staff along with the University of Minnesota.Explain that postsecondary education and college are terms used to describe all types of education available after high school including community and technical college and 4 year collegeMicrosoft, 2011
5Review: Pillars of Readiness PlanFoundation: Belief that all students need to be prepared for postsecondary educationGoal:All students meet Ramp-Up StandardsPillars of ReadinessWhat are the 5 pillars of readiness?We’ll go through each readiness area and what it means
6Review: Pillars of Readiness PlanFoundation: Belief that all students need to be prepared for postsecondary educationGoal:All students meet Ramp-Up StandardsAcademicAdmissionsCareerFinancialPersonal/SocialPillars of ReadinessWe’ll review each readiness area and what it means
7Academic ReadinessMeans graduating from high school ready to do first-year, credit-bearing college work.Some skills include:Strong reading, writing, and math skillsAnalyzing and solving complex problemsCritically evaluating claimsAsking and investigating important questionsChecking your work to make sure it’s correctMicrosoft, 2011
8Admissions ReadinessMeans meeting all of the requirements for admission into the college (2- yr or yr) that you want to attendSkills:Identifying the type of college that best fits your personality, career and personal goals, and strengthsFiguring out the requirements at the colleges you want to attend and coming up with a plan to meet themApplying to at least 3 colleges that are good matches for youMicrosoft, 2011
9Career Readiness Means understanding: The relationship between education and income and opportunityWhich types of jobs will:Need skilled workers in the futureWill pay enough to support a family and your desired lifestyleBe a good match for your interests and abilities.Microsoft, 2011
10Financial ReadinessMeans you are able to cover the cost of your 1st semester at college through savings, loans, work-study and financial aidTo be financially ready, you need to:Know how to budgetKnow how families like yours pay for collegeMake a plan to pay for collegeApply for financial aidMicrosoft, 2011
11Personal/Social Readiness Means you are ready for the personal and social challenges of college.Important skills include:Setting educational goalsMonitoring progress toward achieving your goalsPutting your best effort into your schoolworkAsking for help when you need itCreating relationships with peers and adults that support academic successMicrosoft, 2011
12Personal/Social Readiness How Can You Prepare Now?Academic ReadinessAdmissions ReadinessCareer ReadinessFinancial ReadinessPersonal/Social ReadinessUnderstandReadiness RubricsActBelieveRamp-Up to ReadinessTM will lead you through 4 levels to help you prepare:Understand – You’ll start by learning the important knowledge, skills, and habits neededBelieve – Next, Ramp-Up will help you believe you can be ready in each areaPlan – You’ll develop a plan to make sure you are ready in each areaAct – You’ll put the plans in action and achieve academic, admissions, career, financial, and personal and social readiness by the time you graduate from high school!Postsecondary PlanPlan
13This Year… Set SMART Goals Learn about Personal Strengths Explore Career Clusters and CollegesDiscuss overcoming obstaclesLearn more about academic skills needed for college readinessWork on financial planning for collegeComplete the PREP and look at how your personal readiness has changedWe’ll talk about the following topics this year
14Ramp-Up Postsecondary Plan What do I want to do with my life after high school?Distribute the postsecondary plan to each student or have students take out their plan from their portfolio if they still have it from last yearExplain that students will update their postsecondary plans throughout the year to help them answer the question, “What do I want to do with my life after high school?”
15Why Start Now? The earlier the better! Keep your options open and avoid missing out on opportunities.The more you do now to prepare, the more options you’ll have when it comes time to choose the college you want to go to.Make sure you can get into the college you want to get into and are able to succeed there!
16Why Start Now?What you do now makes a difference in how prepared you will be for college.The following all impact your college readiness:Courses you takeGrades you earnTest scoresKnowledge, skills, and habits you develop nowYour Support NetworkSavings and opportunities for financial aidMicrosoft, 2011
17ReviewIn Ramp-Up to Readiness, we’ll work together to make sure you are:Academically ReadyAdmissions ReadyCareer ReadyFinancially ReadyPersonally and Socially Ready for college!Preparing for college now will also ensure you develop the skills, knowledge, and habits you need to succeed in middle and high school.
18AssignmentTake the Postsecondary Plan and Readiness Rubric forms home and share them with your family!Explain what you learned about Ramp-Up to Readiness and what you will be doing this year to become college and career ready.Ask for their help in preparing for college!
19ReferencesMicrosoft Office Images. (2011). Retrieved from