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1 College and Career Readiness in the 21 st Century MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL September 29, 2014

2 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium When I say the word college it includes:

3 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Why do kids need to be college and career ready? 1.Changing Economy 2.Job Opportunities 3.Changing Demographics

4 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium The Connection Between Education and Earnings Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey

5 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Middle-Class Workforce Educational Levels Rising Source: Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, Career and Technical Education Five Ways That Pay, September Author’s analysis of March current population survey (CPS) data, various years. The CPS is a monthly survey of households by the US Census Bureau for the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. For this comparison, the middle class represents workers with an annual income between &35,000 and $70,000

6 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Percentage of jobs in 2018 that will require some postsecondary education Source: Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018, June 2010

7 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Education, Jobs and The Recession Source: Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm, August Authors'’ estimate of current population survey data ( ). Employment includes all workers aged 18 and older.

8 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Demographic Change, Part 1 Source: U.S. Census Counts and State Demographer Projection

9 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Demographic Change, Part 2 Source: Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer, Minnesota Department of Administration, 2008

10 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium High aspirations aren’t the problem Source: Education Week

11 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium MHS Class of 2008 PS Grad Count of Class 2008 Postsecondary Enrollment and Progress Total in the Class:205 Academic Years New to College Retain ed Returned After Stop Out No Longer Enrolled & Not Graduated Graduat ed Not in NSC to Date

12 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium The School’s Strategy for Motivation and Direction:

13 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium The Structure of Ramp-Up

14 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium The Ramp-Up Process NEEDS NEW GRAPHIC

15 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Program Delivery  30-minute Advisory Sessions  Weekly throughout the school year (28 weeks in total) focusing on progress monitoring and planning  Facilitated by school staff with smaller groups of students  Ramp-Up Workshops  5 each year the student is in the program  Students return over resource time at lunch to complete  Provides grade appropriate information and activities on the five goals of Ramp-Up to Readiness™

16 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Sample: 9 th Grade Topics  Seeking Help in High School  Requirements for Graduation vs. Postsecondary Admittance  Understanding College Level Coursework  Identifying Sparks  Identifying Internal and External Supports  Understanding Decision Making  Setting SMART Goals  Soft Skills for Career Success  Power of Personality

17 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Tools -Readiness Rubric Progress monitoring tool Completed at least three times a year Discussed with advisor and shared with family Helps students assess their college readiness in different areas Grades Academic belief Self-management Effort and Persistence Test scores

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19 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Readiness Rubric Reflection Reflect on the rubric Create SMART Goals

20 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Tools - Postsecondary Plan Career, postsecondary, and academic planning tool Make informed decisions about possible careers paths Find the best postsecondary options for those careers Make academic plans to reach postsecondary aspirations Create postsecondary financial plans Record key Personal/Social Assets

21 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Postsecondary Plan

22 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Current Ramp-Up Network of Schools

23 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium What is the same among many of these schools?

24 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Not all students embrace academic rigor…

25 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Many students don’t know how to access college

26 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium Some students lack motivation…

27 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium And persistence is a challenge for many…

28 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium What can families do?  Talk with your student  Ask them about what they are learning about at school about “college”  Inquire about their life goals, career aspirations, and postsecondary plans  Provide challenge and support  Encourage them to take rigorous courses  Visit a college campus with them  Use resources  Ramp-Up One Page Parent Guide  U of M Parent Guide to College and Career Readiness

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31 University of Minnesota College Readiness Consortium MHS Website MHS Website (www.swmn.org) Videos Resources Blog Summarizing Ramp Up Activities

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