Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Strategic Agenda College Readiness Subgroup June 21 Meeting

Council on Postsecondary Education
2011-15 Strategic Planning
College Readiness Subgroup

June 21, 2010
1:00 pm, ET
Council Offices, Meeting Room A

  • Notes of the May 26, 2010, Meeting
    • Two goals were considered:
      • Increase the number and percent of students who enter postsecondary institutions ready for credit bearing coursework that will count to degree. 
      • Goal:  Increase the successful transition and academic readiness of adult education students to postsecondary education.
    • Strategies for reaching these goals considered:
      • The curriculum will be aligned from K-12 through postsecondary (this includes curricula alignment from both the K-12 and adult education systems).
      • Defining skill attainment that defines college and career readiness.
      • Creating interventions and bridge programming that allows for effective and efficient movement toward college and career readiness that will:
        • Close achievement and skills gaps for all student cohort groups.
        • Create accelerated learning opportunities for students with college and career readiness needs.
        • Create common placement tests for each readiness area to support high school transition coursework and postsecondary placement.
        • Create student support systems (advising, mentoring, and tutoring) to promote the academic success of students not meeting systemwide standards of readiness.
      • Ensure teacher preparation programs reflect the college and career readiness initiatives and strategies.
      • Create professional development for secondary and postsecondary educators that integrates the college and career readiness content standards into postsecondary introductory-level coursework.
      • Create professional development for all postsecondary faculty working with students not meeting readiness standards.
      • Create K-12 and postsecondary collaborations and partnerships to integrate the readiness standards into the curricula.
      • Minimize college-level expectation gaps for all students transitioning to postsecondary institutions.  That is, communicating college level expectations to create student, parent, teacher, school administer, and program administer understanding of those expectations.
  • Where are we now?  Have we considered all the goals or strategies that are needed to ensure college readiness?
  • What are the big ideas for the draft of the College Readiness report?
  • What are the next steps?
    • Timeline for the draft college readiness plan.  July 15th a first draft is due.  August 15 as the final draft is due.
    • Do we want to consider key measures for each goal?  What are our metrics for measuring progress toward college readiness?
    • Next meeting


Last Updated 6/22/2010