States and schools are shifting their focus to ensure college and career readiness is a realistic and attainable goal for all students. This brief provides an overview of competency-based education, one model to support college and career readiness for all.
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1 Apr 2015
There is a growing consensus among researchers that lifelong learning skills (LLS) are discretely identifiable and actionable levers of support for college and career readiness and success objectives. This policy brief provides a synthesis of the key takeaways from the annotated bibliography and describes policy considerations for integrating LLS into education objectives.
31 Mar 2015
Schools need to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional skills for students to prepare them for work and for life. In this policy snapshot, we summarize existing research about the effects of education on students’ social and emotional skills and identify important state and district policy considerations for initiating and integrating social and emotional learning, as well as for preparing and developing teachers and administrators to focus on the whole child.
18 Sep 2015
A growing number of states and districts are turning to competency-based education (CBE) as a strategy for enabling students to become college and career ready. This resource was produced to illustrate the various ways in which state education agencies can advance CBE initiatives.
18 Jun 2015
Results from an international assessment of basic skills found that 58 million American adults have low skills in working with and using mathematical information (numeracy). This infographic demonstrates where the U.S. falls among the 23 countries included in the assessment.
3 Oct 2015
What would an ideal professional teaching career look like? This Connected Educator Month infographic describes the strong preparation and ongoing support necessary for beginning teachers to become effective teachers to become teacher leaders.
12 Feb 2015
This infographic uses findings from the 2010-11 Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to illustrate a picture of student access to common electronic devices and teachers’ training in use of technology in the classroom.
10 Sep 2015
Created using data from School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap, this infographic addresses the question, "In which regions are the schools with a majority of Black students located?"
10 May 2015
This infographic, created using data from School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap, addresses the question, "Does the Black-White achievement gap look the same for both girls and boys?"
20 Nov 2015
In 2011, fourth- and eighth-grade students around the world were asked how much they agreed with the statement “I like being in school.” In this infographic, the first in a series, we explore students’ opinions about school—both domestically and internationally.