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Getting Ready for College, Careers and the Common Core

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A book published by Jossey-Bass (2013)
by David T. Conley, PhD

Getting Ready for Collge, Careers and the Common Core shows how to develop programs that truly prepare students for both the Common Core assessments and for college and career readiness. Based on multiple research studies conducted by Dr. David T. Conley, the book provides specific strategies for teaching the Common Core State Standards in ways that improve readiness for college and careers for the full range of students.

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College and Career Ready

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A book published by Jossey-Bass (2010)
by David T. Conley, PhD

College and Career Ready explains the rationale and the methods for redesigning high schools to focus on college and career readiness skills. The book offers evidence for why high schools need to change their focus, provides research-backed descriptions of the knowledge and skills today's high school students need, and suggests practical methods teachers can use to enhance the readiness of their students.

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Creating College Readiness

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A report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2009)
by David T. Conley, PhD

Creating College Readiness announces studies by the Educational Policy Improvement Center of 38 U.S. high schools with proven success in preparing students for life after graduation. The selected schools represent a diverse cross-section of the U.S. education system. This document profiles each school and contains comprehensive and tangible examples of successful student preparation.

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Redefining College Readiness

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A report prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2007)
by David T. Conley, PhD

Redefining College Readiness suggests that "college readiness" has been defined primarily in terms of high school courses taken, grades received, and scores on national tests. It proposes widening the scope of the definition to include Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills.

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College Knowledge

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A book published by Jossey-Bass (2005)
by David T. Conley, PhD

College Knowledge looks at the disconnect between what high schools teach and what colleges expect. It delineates the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge that college-bound students need for English, mathematics, natural science, social science, second language, and the arts. It offers ideas that high school teachers and that administrators can implement to improve their college preparation programs. For parents and educators, it outlines the knowledge and habits that college-bound kids need to develop before they leave high school.

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