Prepare Students Academically

Recommended Practice: Prepare all students for college-level work and ensure they understand college-readiness standards.

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Academic Preparation for College

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This multimedia overview outlines how schools can prepare students for the academic challenges of college.  

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Relevance Makes Rigor Possible

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Dr. Willard R. Daggett of the International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc. describes how high school courses and instruction need to change in order to prepare students for success in...

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Expert Interview

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The Academic Path to College

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Watch this interview with Dr. Neal Finkelstein to learn more about the importance of preparing students for the academic rigors of college.

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Expert Interview

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Getting Students to Think for Themselves

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An English teacher illustrates the ways that his high school incorporates rigor into its curriculum. The sample materials, One High School's Reading List and Using Literature Circles for Reading...

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School Example

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Preparing Students for Rigorous Work

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A middle school math teacher describes the strategies her school uses to prepare students for a rigorous high school program. She describes the mathematics assignment in the sample material,...

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School Example

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Assigning Students to the Right Classes

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A counseling department chair talks about her high school's process for scheduling students in academic classes that will prepare them for college. Counselors use such tools like the sample...

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School Example

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Senior Year Redesign

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A high school redesigns the senior year to better prepare students for college. The sample material, Anatomy and Physiology Course Syllabi, provides an example and The Senior Year: Smoothing the...

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School Example

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Placing Value on Doing Well Academically

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A principal talks about the school's focus on academics. All students are expected to take challenging courses and go to college. The sample material, Graduation Notification/Agreement and...

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School Example

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Research Review Assignment

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As a major component of instruction, teachers at University Park Campus School (UPCS) purposefully create assignments that require students to think critically. The video, Getting Students to Think...

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Sample Material

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Using Literature Circles for Reading Comprehension

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Literature circles help students engage in deep discussions about reading assignments in the classroom. The video, Getting Students to Think for Themselves, describes this and other strategies used...

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Sample Material

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One High School's Reading List

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The development of literacy skills is supported by this challenging and comprehensive literature list. The emphasis on strong literacy skills for promoting student success is explained further in...

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Sample Material

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Algebra Investigation

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This assignment asks students to utilize their own problem solving and logic skills to determine the Pythagorean Theorem using paper cutouts. The video, Preparing Students for Rigorous Work,...

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Sample Material

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