The author’s objective was to implement Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Flexibility plans. In line with this, educators play a challenging task in molding not just the mental capacity of their students but also their eagerness for learning which will further assist them to enhance their preparedness for college and career. It can be premised that teaching college and career preparedness to high school student should not be solely entrusted to teachers but most especially to school counselors since the latter may have practiced up-to-date strategies and approaches to career counseling through test results interpretation. Relatively, the research study of Mattern, Radunzel and Westrick (2015) relates to the importance of developing academic competency benchmarks to facilitate academic and career decision making. The researchers averred that the conceptualization of indicators or benchmarks of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) readiness may be regarded as valuable in educating students about the degree of knowledge and skills that they need to achieve to have a probable chance of advancement in first-year STEM courses.
Primarily, the researchers believe that there is a need to increase awareness of the students’ achievements that predict their eventual success to assist them in enhancing their college readiness skills. The objective of the author’s bulletin is to highlight student-level indicators in both the high school and middle school that predict college accomplishment. In this study, predictors are divided into three categories: test scores (e.g., SAT exam scores), transcript attributes (e.g., course difficulty), and supplementary indicators (e.g., attendance) that affect academic performance and achievement of students. Comprehension of these indicators can facilitate administrators and educators working to determine whether students are attaining improvement toward achieving academic proficiency in the college
SAT test scores often can determine your chances of admission in a good college. The Scholastic Aptitude Test also ensures that a student's impressive grades are not borne out of amplified grading standards. Though the SAT test might appear challenging for college admissions, it is a standardized testing system that provides a fair platform to access a student's reasoning and test-taking skills. Compare the SAT with your GPA- while you might have to opt for multiple courses to raise your GPA by a few points, improving your SAT exam scores can be improved in just a few months. There are many SAT test preparation companies such as Princeton Review and Kaplan that administer test taking strategies to score better on the SAT.
The research proves that a student's SAT score directly correlates with a student's family’s social class, and their score ultimately decides how much education they will be able to afford. Sacks comes to the conclusion that the system of higher education is unequal, and children that are born into lower class families will have a harder time completing college. Sacks research is similar to “Social class and College Readiness”, but instead of focusing on how prepared children are for college, he focuses on paying for college. In “Social Class and College Readiness” (Academe 95.1 (2009): 8-9) found in ASC, the unnamed author writes a letter discussing the effect of social class on student preparation for college. The research showed that class-based approaches to child rearing "appear to lead to the transmission of differential advantages to children.” The author states social classes of families is linked to how young children think about their academic future, and to how prepared college students are for their first year of school.
Should SAT scores play a bigger part than high school GPA in admission to a college? Since the early 1900s, the SAT test has been administered each year to high school students in the United States of America (College board 1). The SAT is a standardized test based on a students’ proficiency in math, reading and writing. In recent years questions has been raised about whether or not the SAT test can be used to measure any high school students’ skills. It have been argued that colleges should not use a simple four-hour test determine someone’s intelligence or future success in college over his/her high school curriculum.
(3-5) Other critics argue that exit exams might cause students who are already struggling academically to drop out of high school or get a general equivalency (GED) diploma instead. "There's no evidence that these exams encourage students to stay in school," Keith Gayler, of the Center on Education Policy, told The Boston Globe, some educators are also concerned that the exam will disproportionately hurt students for whom English is a second language and those who come from schools with already low graduation rates. Twenty-six states either currently have a high school exit exam or plan to put one in place. Given the number of high school students in these states, it means that exit exams affect more than two-thirds of the nation’s public high school students. These exams vary from state to state in terms of content and opportunities for students who do not pass to retake the test and/or demonstrate competency.
It is my dream to learn as much as I can. This is why college education is important to me. College education is important to me because I consider it to be “door opener”. It guides me to making choices, creating opportunities and options which I consider as stepping stones for furthering my career. I think of
It is taught by Katy Tiemeyer. College prep covers the basic skills used in college. These skills include note taking, delivering speeches, and goal making. A short term goal I have for this class are to review for the upcoming tests and do well on them. Another goal is to complete the homework and to turn it in early when possible.
Of course, there are also arguments based on the belief that learning in and of itself is a worthwhile endeavor. In this passage, you will know some of the pros and cons of still studying in college. In first place, there is the need of the students to decide what to do after high school, which is not a small task. Many students decide to follow an untraditional path. There are many factors of why students don’t want to go to college, one of these factors is that they think they would not handle it, that they already earn good money, but one of the principals is the cost.
In “Is Your Child Ready For College Math?” the author builds an argument that many students may not be prepared with the mathematics skills to be college or career ready. The author uses reasons such as the fact that students may have taken insufficient mathematics courses; that they may have taken the wrong courses, or that students have not mastered the skills required to be college and/or career ready. The author provides supporting evidence from the text and compelling word choices to strengthen the logic and persuasiveness of his argument. The author uses evidence such as facts or examples, to support that many students may not be prepared with the mathematics skills to be in college or career ready. In paragraph 3 it states, “At a time
Are too Many People Going to College? Author Charles Murry talks about those who are more likely to go to college and depending on the percentage scale who is more prepared for college and who is not prepared for college and when is the best time to teach kids core knowledge. Charles Murry states that,” Kindergarten through 8th grade re the years to teach the core knowledge, and the effort should get off to a running start in elementary school”(Murry, P.238). Murry also goes along to explain that based on the percentile you rank in determines your ability, academic and “college readiness”. Researchers have studied that if students score low on the S.A.T and have a low G.P.A they fall under the low percentile rate and they aren’t ready for
I’ve seen students struggle with being literate and numerate so I’m not even sure they could begin to concern themselves with becoming competent in STEM fields during high school. It would seem that educators might be more helpful to encourage students to use high school to build a breadth of knowledge in many different areas, knowing that college will be the time to build depth. High school could be used to develop the basics and apply elements from many, non-science fields to their work similar to a liberal arts approach. Providing students with a broad-based high school foundation before entering college would help develop them into well-rounded students prepared for whichever program they choose whether it’s a STEM program or not.
Community college is a place to start fresh. Low high school grades or SAT or ACT scores will not carry as much weight when applying to a four-year university if you do well as community college. Taking developmental classes, such as lower-level math, science, or English courses, can make up for poor grades you received in high school. Admissions counselors at four-year universities like to see you overcome your problems and bettering
Each semester new students come into Blue Ridge Community College to expand their horizons. They take classes, so they will be able to graduate with an Associate’s Degree. One reason people attend Blue Ridge Community College is because they did not do well in high school and hope by attending a community college, they will have a smoother transition to a university, save money and the flexibility of class schedules. Before entering college classes, students take a placement test to determine if they are ready for college classes. Community colleges offer developmental classes in English and Math for students that did not do well on these subjects on the placement test.