Skip repetitive navigational links
View: Next message | Previous More Hitsmessage
Next in topic | Previous More Hitsin topic
Next by same author | Previous More Hitsby same author
Previous page (February 2010, 3) | Back to main LRNASST-L page
Join or leave LRNASST-L (or change settings)
Reply | Post a new message
Search
Log in
Options:   Chronologically | Most recent first
Proportional font | Non-proportional font

Subject:

Plan Would Let Students Start College Early & Pilot will give R.I. 10th-graders diplomas

From:

Dan Kern <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:22:10 -0600

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (268 lines)

New York Times

February 18, 2010

Plan Would Let Students Start College Early 

By SAM DILLON
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/d/sam_dillon/ind
ex.html?inline=nyt-per> 

Dozens of public high schools in eight states will introduce a program next
year allowing 10th graders who pass a battery of tests to get a diploma two
years early and immediately enroll in community college
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/c/community_co
lleges/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier> .

Students who pass but aspire to attend a selective college may continue with
college preparatory courses in their junior and senior years, organizers of
the new effort said. Students who fail the 10th grade tests, known as board
exams, can try again at the end of their 11th and 12th grades. The tests
would cover not only English and math but other subjects like science and
history.

The new system of high school coursework with the accompanying board
examinations is modeled largely on systems in high-performing nations
including Denmark, England, Finland, France and Singapore.

The program is being organized by the National Center on Education and the
Economy, and one of its goals is to reduce the numbers of high school
graduates who need remedial courses when they enroll in college. More than a
million college freshmen across America must take remedial courses each
year, and many drop out before getting a degree.

"That's a central problem we're trying to address, the enormous failure rate
of these kids when they go to the open admission colleges," said Marc S.
Tucker, president of the center, a Washington-based nonprofit. "We've looked
at schools all over the world, and if you walk into a high school in the
countries that use these board exams, you'll see kids working hard, whether
they want to be a carpenter or a brain surgeon."

The Bill and Melinda
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/g/gates_b
ill_and_melinda_foundation/index.html?inline=nyt-org>  Gates Foundation has
provided a $1.5 million planning grant to help the national center work with
states and districts to get the program up and running, Mr. Tucker said. He
estimated that start-up costs for school districts would be about $500 per
student, to buy courses and tests and to train teachers.

To defray those costs, the eight states intend to apply for some of the $350
million in federal stimulus funds that Education Secretary Arne Duncan
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/d/arne_duncan/in
dex.html?inline=nyt-per>  has designated for improving public school
testing, Mr. Tucker said.

High school students will begin the new coursework in the fall of 2011 in
Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island and Vermont. The education commissioners of those states have pledged
to sign up 10 to 20 schools each for the pilot project, and have begun to
reach out to district superintendents.

The project's backers hope it will eventually spread to all schools in those
states, and inspire other states to follow suit. Supporters include both the
National
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/n/nationa
l_assn_of_manufacturers/index.html?inline=nyt-org>  Association of
Manufacturers and the National Education Association, the nation's largest
teachers union. 

Kentucky's commissioner of education, Terry Holliday
<http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Administrative+Resources/Commissioner+of+Ed
ucation/> , said that high school graduation requirements there had long
been based on having students accumulate enough course credits to graduate.

"This would reform that," Mr. Holliday said. "We've been tied to seat time
for 100 years. This would allow an approach based on subject mastery - a
system based around move-on-when-ready."

The new system aims to provide students with a clear outline of what they
need to study to succeed, said Phil Daro, a Berkeley-based consultant who is
a member of an advisory committee for the effort.

School systems like Singapore's promise students that if they study
diligently the material in their course syllabuses, they will do well on
their examinations, Mr. Daro said. "In the U.S., by contrast, all is murky.
Students do not have a clear idea of where to apply their effort, and the
system makes no coherent attempt to reward learning."

Its backers say the new system would reduce the need for community colleges
to offer remedial courses because the passing score for the 10th-grade tests
would be set at the level necessary to succeed in first-year college
courses. Failure would provide 10th graders with an early warning system
about the knowledge and skills they need to master in high school before
seeking to enroll in college.

Currently, many high school graduates enrolling in community colleges are
stunned to find that they cannot pass the math and English exams those
colleges use to determine who need remediation.

Four years ago, a bipartisan panel of national education and other policy
experts, assembled by the national center, recommended a far-reaching
redesign of the American educational system, including the adoption of board
examinations in high schools. 

Other recommendations of the 2006 panel included giving states, rather than
local districts, control over school financing, and starting school for most
children at age 3. Mr. Tucker said that the board examination project was
the broadest effort at putting the panel's proposals into effect so far.

"One hope is that this board exam system can prepare students to move on to
careers, to higher ed and technical colleges and the workplace, sooner
rather than later," said Howard T. Everson
<http://www.senate.ucsb.edu/meetings/townhall/sat/bios/Everson.pdf> , a
professor of educational psychology at the City University of
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/c/city_un
iversity_of_new_york/index.html?inline=nyt-org>  New York, who is
co-chairman of the advisory committee.

States that participate in the pilot project on board examinations will pick
up to five programs of instruction, with their accompanying tests, for use
by the participating high schools. Those programs already approved by the
national center include the College Board
<http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html> 's Advanced
Placement, the International <http://www.ibo.org/>  Baccalaureate Diploma,
ACT's QualityCore <http://www.act.org/qualitycore/>  and the International
General Certificate of
<http://www.britishcouncil.org/thailand-exams-school-exams-igcse.htm>
Secondary Education programs offered both by Cambridge International and by
Pearson/Edexcel.

Source:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/education/18educ.html

 

 

Published online Feb 17, 2010 

education 

Pilot will give R.I. 10th-graders diplomas 

By William Hamilton <mailto:[log in to unmask]>  
PBN Staff Writer 

	

PROVIDENCE - One or two Rhode Island high schools will participate in a
high-profile national pilot program next year that will allow 10th graders
who pass stringent exams to get a diploma immediately and enroll in the
Community College of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island is one of eight states that have signed on to the program,
which was organized by the National Center on Education and the Economy
(NCEE) with the goal of reducing the percentage of high school graduates who
need remedial courses as college freshmen. Massachusetts was the only New
England state that did not sign on.

The R.I. Department of Education said Wednesday it has not identified which
schools will participate in the program, which will begin a year and a half
from now at the start of the 2011-12 school year.

Education Department spokesman Elliot Krieger said the state might attempt
to tweak another aspect of the NCEE program that calls for early high school
graduates to enroll at open-admission schools.

CCRI is the only open-admission college in Rhode Island, but Krieger said
the department plans to talk with the R.I. Office of Higher Education about
the possibility of the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College
participating, too.

High schools in Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico,
Pennsylvania and Vermont also are expected to participate.

Pilot schools will use a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to
institute new instructional systems and exams that meet international
standards, according to NCEE, a Washington-based nonprofit.

Similar exams - called Board Examination Systems - are in use in Australia,
Denmark, England, Finland, France and Singapore, NCEE said.

Participating states are expected to pick up to five instruction programs,
and accompanying exams, for use in the pilot schools.

"By introducing these Board Examination Systems in pilot high schools in
these states as early as the 2011-2012 school year, we will begin a process
that will ultimately prepare dramatically more students for college success
and greatly reduce the high number of students who now take remedial course
in college," NCEE President Marc Tucker said in a statement.

Students who pass the exams at the end of their sophomore year but want to
enter a selective college can remain in high school and take college
preparatory courses instead. Students who don't pass will be allowed to
retake it as the end of their junior and senior years.

Source:  http://www.pbn.com/detail/48022.html

Rootage for both articles:  Google News Alert for: Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation application New Gates Grants for Remedial Ed at Community
Colleges

 

 

Dan Kern

CC12, Reading

East Central College

1964 Prairie Dell Road

Union, MO  63084-4344

Phone Direct:  636-584-6607

Fax:  (636) 584-0513

Email:  [log in to unmask]

ECC main phones:  636-583-5193 & -5195

ECC web address:  www.eastcentral.edu

 

http://www.studentveterans.org/

 

www.vietnamwomensmemorial.org

 

Veterans Day 2009: http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

 

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You
may both be wrong. (Dandamis, sage [4c BCE]) 

Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is
it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks
the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a
position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it
because one's conscience tells one that it is right. (Martin Luther King,
Jr.) 

Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner. Put

yourself in his place so that you may understand what he learns and

the way he understands it. (Kierkegaard)

 

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success. -Gerry Spence, lawyer
(b. 1929)    [Benjamin would be proud. I think, I question, I bloom.]

 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your
subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to
http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archives/lrnasst-l.html

To contact the LRNASST-L owner, email [log in to unmask]

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011, Week 3
January 2011, Week 2
January 2011, Week 1
January 2011
December 2010, Week 5
December 2010, Week 4
December 2010, Week 3
December 2010, Week 2
December 2010, Week 1
November 2010, Week 5
November 2010, Week 4
November 2010, Week 3
November 2010, Week 2
November 2010, Week 1
October 2010, Week 5
October 2010, Week 4
October 2010, Week 3
October 2010, Week 2
October 2010, Week 1
September 2010, Week 5
September 2010, Week 4
September 2010, Week 3
September 2010, Week 2
September 2010, Week 1
August 2010, Week 5
August 2010, Week 4
August 2010, Week 3
August 2010, Week 2
August 2010, Week 1
July 2010, Week 5
July 2010, Week 4
July 2010, Week 3
July 2010, Week 2
July 2010, Week 1
June 2010, Week 5
June 2010, Week 4
June 2010, Week 3
June 2010, Week 2
June 2010, Week 1
May 2010, Week 4
May 2010, Week 3
May 2010, Week 2
May 2010, Week 1
April 2010, Week 5
April 2010, Week 4
April 2010, Week 3
April 2010, Week 2
April 2010, Week 1
March 2010, Week 5
March 2010, Week 4
March 2010, Week 3
March 2010, Week 2
March 2010, Week 1
February 2010, Week 4
February 2010, Week 3
February 2010, Week 2
February 2010, Week 1
January 2010, Week 5
January 2010, Week 4
January 2010, Week 3
January 2010, Week 2
January 2010, Week 1
December 2009, Week 5
December 2009, Week 4
December 2009, Week 3
December 2009, Week 2
December 2009, Week 1
November 2009, Week 5
November 2009, Week 4
November 2009, Week 3
November 2009, Week 2
November 2009, Week 1
October 2009, Week 5
October 2009, Week 4
October 2009, Week 3
October 2009, Week 2
October 2009, Week 1
September 2009, Week 5
September 2009, Week 4
September 2009, Week 3
September 2009, Week 2
September 2009, Week 1
August 2009, Week 5
August 2009, Week 4
August 2009, Week 3
August 2009, Week 2
August 2009, Week 1
July 2009, Week 5
July 2009, Week 4
July 2009, Week 3
July 2009, Week 2
July 2009, Week 1
June 2009, Week 5
June 2009, Week 4
June 2009, Week 3
June 2009, Week 2
June 2009, Week 1
May 2009, Week 5
May 2009, Week 4
May 2009, Week 3
May 2009, Week 2
May 2009, Week 1
April 2009, Week 5
April 2009, Week 4
April 2009, Week 3
April 2009, Week 2
April 2009, Week 1
March 2009, Week 5
March 2009, Week 4
March 2009, Week 3
March 2009, Week 2
March 2009, Week 1
February 2009, Week 4
February 2009, Week 3
February 2009, Week 2
February 2009, Week 1
January 2009, Week 5
January 2009, Week 4
January 2009, Week 3
January 2009, Week 2
January 2009, Week 1
December 2008, Week 5
December 2008, Week 4
December 2008, Week 3
December 2008, Week 2
December 2008, Week 1
November 2008, Week 5
November 2008, Week 4
November 2008, Week 3
November 2008, Week 2
November 2008, Week 1
October 2008, Week 5
October 2008, Week 4
October 2008, Week 3
October 2008, Week 2
October 2008, Week 1
September 2008, Week 5
September 2008, Week 4
September 2008, Week 3
September 2008, Week 2
September 2008, Week 1
August 2008, Week 5
August 2008, Week 4
August 2008, Week 3
August 2008, Week 2
August 2008, Week 1
July 2008, Week 5
July 2008, Week 4
July 2008, Week 3
July 2008, Week 2
July 2008, Week 1
June 2008, Week 5
June 2008, Week 4
June 2008, Week 3
June 2008, Week 2
June 2008, Week 1
May 2008, Week 5
May 2008, Week 4
May 2008, Week 3
May 2008, Week 2
May 2008, Week 1
April 2008, Week 5
April 2008, Week 4
April 2008, Week 3
April 2008, Week 2
April 2008, Week 1
March 2008, Week 5
March 2008, Week 4
March 2008, Week 3
March 2008, Week 2
March 2008, Week 1
February 2008, Week 5
February 2008, Week 4
February 2008, Week 3
February 2008, Week 2
February 2008, Week 1
January 2008, Week 5
January 2008, Week 4
January 2008, Week 3
January 2008, Week 2
January 2008, Week 1
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002
January 2002
December 2001
November 2001
October 2001
September 2001
August 2001
July 2001
June 2001
May 2001
April 2001
March 2001
February 2001
January 2001
December 2000
November 2000
October 2000
September 2000
August 2000
July 2000
June 2000
May 2000
April 2000
March 2000
February 2000
January 2000
December 1999
November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
August 1999
July 1999
June 1999
May 1999
April 1999
March 1999
February 1999
January 1999
December 1998
November 1998
October 1998
September 1998
August 1998
July 1998
June 1998
May 1998
April 1998
March 1998
February 1998
January 1998
December 1997
November 1997
October 1997
September 1997
August 1997
July 1997
June 1997
May 1997
April 1997
March 1997
February 1997
January 1997
December 1996
November 1996
October 1996
September 1996
August 1996
July 1996
June 1996
May 1996
April 1996
March 1996
February 1996
January 1996
December 1995
November 1995
October 1995
September 1995
August 1995
July 1995
June 1995
May 1995
April 1995
March 1995
February 1995
January 1995

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTS.UFL.EDU

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager