Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing. * Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readiness * Provides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviors* Offers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.
David T. Conley is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership; founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon; and founder and CEO of the Educational Policy Improvement Center in Eugene, Oregon. Conley spent twenty years as a teacher and administrator in public schools. He works nationally and internationally with governments, education organizations, states, and school districts. For more information, go to www.CollegeCareerReady.org or www.epiconline.org.