Next-Gen Advisory: 10 Keys to College & Career Readiness - Vander Ark on Innovation College and career readiness means a lot more than passing a community college entrance exam (although that is the minimum bar for all kids). It requires a set of deeper learning experiences that result in the knowledge, skills and dispositions young people will need to succeed (for more see David Conley's new book, Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know ). In many high schools, the shuffle of a discipline-based, big-catalog master schedule can lead to a lack of sustained relationships and opportunities for students to fall through the cracks. Important outcomes get little attention with the lack of a an advisory spine. All of the great high schools that I visit have a strong distributed counseling system and advisory structure--a souped up homeroom that promotes a sustained relationship with an advisor, academic monitoring and management, and links to services.
Positive Psychology at Claremont Graduate University Positive Psychology emerged at the beginning of the new millennium as a movement within psychology aimed at enhancing human strengths such as creativity, joy, flow, responsibility, and optimal performance and achievement. Most study of human behavior has focused mainly on what goes wrong in human affairs: aggression, mental disease, failure, and so on. While it is essential to study and contain such pathologies, it is equally important to understand those aspects of human experience that make life worth living. The Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (DBOS) at Claremont Graduate University offers the first Ph.D. and M.A. concentrations in the Western United States focused on the Science of Positive Psychology.
TOEFL® test - information about the exam and links to free practice tests Test Of English as Foreign Language. The essential exam for entry to universities in the United States. Academic language. Who is it for? The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English.
Free College Grants to Pay for Your Higher Education How to Find the Right Sources Few college-bound students have the financial resources to pay for their post-secondary education entirely out of pocket. Even students with substantial college savings plans typically find that they are left with sizable amounts of unmet need. The average total cost of attending a public four-year college is more than $20,000 per academic year. College and Career Readiness All Oak Hills High School Students will achieve success by graduating with a shared sense of global awareness and the critical skills to be career and college ready. Vision Oak Hills High School will be nationally recognized for innovative program of study, distinguished faculty, and exceptional student achievement. Core Beliefs All student will achieve success.Oak Hills High School will foster community engagement, awareness, and involvement.All staff members will embrace collaboration, and learn through professional development.Oak Hills High School will develop student leadership, service, and responsibility.
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The surprising effects of study abroad By Calvert Jones August 20 A general view of the Radcliffe Camera building, part of the Bodleian Library, in Oxford city center in England. Oxford University has a student population in excess of 20,000, taken from over 140 countries around the world. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Since Kant, liberal scholars of international relations have hypothesized that greater cross-border contact can be a powerful force for good.
OWL - Home Portal Developed by teaching chemists, OWL is a powerful online learning system for chemistry that engages students, assesses performance and improves learning outcomes. What is ACCUPLACER? - Student Assessment - College Board ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. ACCUPLACER is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level. How Does ACCUPLACER Work? ACCUPLACER test questions are based on your responses to previous questions. Questions will either increase or decrease in difficulty depending on how you respond.
Children Educate Themselves IV: Lessons from Sudbury Valley The Sudbury Valley School has, for the past forty years, been the best-kept secret in American education . Most students of education have never heard of it. Professors of education ignore it, not out of malice but because they cannot absorb it into their framework of educational thought. 3 Reasons to Register for SAT Writing Test Beginning in the spring of 2016, both the ACT and the SAT will no longer require a Writing sub-test – the much-dreaded essay will be purely voluntary. Despite this change in policy, there are several great reasons to still take the optional Writing section. Here are three: It is still required by certain schools