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College & Career Readiness: What does it mean for Minnesota?

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Transcript of College & Career Readiness: What does it mean for Minnesota?

Planning for Students' Successful Transition
School Districts beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, must assist all students by no later than grade 9 to explore their college and career interests and aspirations and develop a plan for a smooth and successful transition to postsecondary education or employment.
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All students meeting school readiness goals.
All third grade students achieving grade-level literacy.
All students graduating from high school.
All students attaining college and career preparedness.
Close the achievement gap: race, poverty, special education
What does "college and career readiness" mean to you?
Definition
For purposes of statewide accountability, "career and college ready" means a high school graduate has the knowledge, skills, and competencies to successfully pursue a career pathway including postsecondary credit leading to a degree, diploma, certificate, or industry-recognized credential and employment.
College & Career Readiness: What does it mean for Minnesota?
In 2018, Harvard University predicts only 33% of all jobs will require a 4-year degree or more, while the overwhelming majority will be middle-skilled jobs requiring technical skills and training at the credential or Associates Degree level.
College & Career Ready Students:
are able to successfully complete credit-bearing coursework
without the need for remediation.
Education Bill:
HF 630
“ . . . School districts, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, must assist all students by no later than grade 9 to explore their college and career interests and aspirations and develop a plan for a smooth and successful transition to postsecondary education or employment.”

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7 Elements
provide a comprehensive academic plan for completing a college and career-ready curriculum premised on meeting state and local academic standards and developing 21st century skills such as team work, collaboration, and good work habits;
emphasize academic rigor and high expectations
help students identify personal learning styles that may affect their postsecondary education and employment choices;
help students gain access to postsecondary education and career options;
integrate strong academic content into career-focused courses and integrate relevant career-focused courses into strong academic content
help students and families identify and gain access to appropriate counseling and other supports and assistance that enable students to complete required coursework, prepare for postsecondary education and careers, and obtain information about postsecondary education costs and eligibility for financial aid and scholarship;
help students and families identify collaborative partnerships of kindergarten through grade 12 schools, postsecondary institutions, economic development agencies, and employers that support students' transition to postsecondary education and employment and provide students with experiential learning opportunities
Bridging the Divide between K12 and Higher Education . . .
Developmental Education
Nationally- 50% of recent high school graduates require some form of developmental education
Getting Prepared Report 2010- Minnesota numbers are 40% of Class of 2008 require at least one developmental course
Assessment Changes
beginning 2013-2014
All 11th graders will be required to take a nationally normed college entrance exam
Grade 8 and 10 must take college ready predictive tests aligned to college entrance exam
Those not on track to reaching benchmarks in grade 10, will receive targeted interventions in their areas of need. These areas will be identified by taking a college placement diagnostics aligned with the MnSCU system.
MDE & MnSCU
The MnSCU system has 31 institutions with 54 campuses conveniently located in 47 Minnesota communities that serve more than 430,000 students.
Minnesota has close to 400 independent school districts serving over 800,000 students K-12.
Pathways to Postsecondary
750 secondary/postsecondary leaders
6 summits across the state to support the following:
Expand Early College Credit
Align Assessment
Create a Postsecondary/ Career Plan for Every Student
Deploy Targeted Interventions to Improve College Readiness
Currently preparing to launch Phase II

TOOLKIT: Planning for Students’ Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment

October is College Knowledge Month

Goals: 1) to strengthen schools' college-going culture; emphasize the importance of planning and exploring to find the best college fit . . .
2) to assist every graduating high school senior with the opportunity, and support needed to apply to college.
Sponsored by a network of K12, higher education and nonprofit partners.
This statewide effort occurs annually
Tools, resources and training for sites to increase college going curriculum
Application fees waived at many schools

www.ohe.state.mn.us/collegeknowledge




www.readysetgomn.com
education.state.mn.us

TOOLKIT: Planning for Students’ Successful Transition to Postsecondary and Employment

Shaping Your Future Videos

Created by MDE and TPT
Promote college / career readiness among under-represented students throughout MN
Students or Parents of current college students
Touches on topics of why college, how to get support, what parents can do, etc.
15 student stories | 9 parent and student stories, (including 4 foreign language videos)

readysetgomn.com
youtube.com/user/MNDeptofEd


Minnesota College Goal

Free FAFSA completion workshops
Schools or community sites host events
Financial aid professionals support sites, if needed
All site coordinators and volunteers receive free training
$500 Educational Awards available to participants
Focus on low-income, first-generation students

minnesotacollegegoal.org

Improving College and Career Readiness:
What Can I Do?
Resources:
Beth Barsness
High School Specialist, MDE
beth.barsness@state.mn.us
Jessica Espinosa
College Transitions Coordinator, MnSCU
Jessica.espinosa@so.mnscu.edu
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