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1 Curriculum for College and Career Readiness: National Lessons Curriculum for College and Career Readiness Committee May 22, 2006

2 2 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK American Diploma Project Network

3 3 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK ADP Policy Agenda n Align high school standards with college and work expectations. n Require all students to take more challenging college- and work-prep courses. n Administer tests that measure readiness for college and work to all high school students. Hold high school and postsecondary institutions accountable for student success.

4 4 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.

5 5 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.

6 6 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.

7 7 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.

8 8 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.

9 9 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Progress since the 2005 National Education Summit Source: Achieve Survey/Research, 2006.

10 10 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Issues To Consider n Who sets the curriculum in local control states? l Michigan shifted dramatically to state control l Pennsylvania is providing financial incentives to encourage local districts to adopt recommended curriculum l Colorado is trying to determine best course of action

11 11 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Issues to Consider n What are the incentives for students to take the core curriculum? l Arkansas, Indiana and Texas have made it the “default option” l Kentucky has required for all students l Indiana initially provided outreach and additional financial aid l The State Scholars Program provides encouragment and recognition l The federal Academic Challenge Program targets additional financial aid to low income students

12 12 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK College- and Work-Ready Curriculum: Indiana’s Core th in nation 10 th in nation Indiana37.5%50%57.9%60%62% Nation43%53.6%58.5%56.7%57%

13 13 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Issues to Consider n Flexibility in organizing and delivering curriculum n Carnegie Units/Seat Time vs. Proficiency

14 14 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Michigan Graduation Requirements n Successfully complete X credits aligned with state subject area content expectations n Successful completion based in part on performance on state or local assessments n Credit also awarded by earning qualifying score on local assessment

15 15 AMERICAN DIPLOMA PROJECT NETWORK Boston Graduation Requirements Pathway IPathway IIPathway III Take and Pass English Courses Take and Pass 3 History Courses, including US History 1 & 2 Take and Pass 4 Humanities Courses* * Course syllabi must address current standards for ELA and US History 1 & 2 A school can develop its own sequence of courses, mindful of state standards and comparability of rigor to Pathway I and II…..approved by BPS Teaching and Learning Office

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