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1 Direction of Kansas Education Brad Neuenswander Interim Commissioner, KSDE August, 2014

2 COLLEGE AND CAREER READY means an individual has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.

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4 College and Career Ready means an individual has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.

5 Level of performance on college readiness exams for full admittance to post-secondary institutions without the need for remediation

6 Achievement of an industry recognized certification that enables students to advance in a career pathway

7 Problem formulation, research, interpretation, communication, precision and accuracy

8  Reading  Writing  Listening  Speaking  Math

9  Decisive  Creative Thinking  Solves Problems  Reasons

10  Social Awareness  Responsible Decision Making  Self-Management and Self-Awareness

11 Ability to engage in exploration and planning relevant to the students interests, for career preferences leading to post-secondary success

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14 Early 1970’s % 52% 25% % 64%

15 Percentage of 2012 Graduates enrolled in Post-secondary (2 & 4 yr. institutions) 77%

16 Percentage of 2012 Graduates completing 1 year of post-secondary 50%

17 *Estimates

18  We could increase the % of graduates entering postsecondary institutions?  We could decrease the % of our graduates needing remediation postsecondary?  We could increase the % of students successfully completing their first year? Second year?  We could get more kids into “hard to fill” programs?  THEN, we could close the gap between the % of jobs requiring postsecondary completion, and the % of Kansans acquiring postsecondary completion?

19  Consists of: President/CEO of KBOR w/ 2 Board Members Commissioner of Education w/ 2 Board Members  Met Tuesday, August 19 and established an initiative 1. Develop a PreK-12/Postsecondary set of Common Goals, and set strategies to accomplish these goals. 2. Hire an individual that works for both KSDE and KBOR to coordinate efforts.

20  How we Accredit schools and districts  How we hold schools and districts accountable Can we decrease the footprint of the State Assessment, and increase the footprint of College & Career Ready?

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28 COLLEGE AND CAREER READY means an individual has the academic preparation, cognitive preparation, technical skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation.

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