What it Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready
By (author) David T. Conley
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College Knowledge by David T. Conley
Book DescriptionAlthough more and more students have the test scores and transcripts to get into college, far too many are struggling once they get there. These students are surprised to find that college coursework demands so much more of them than high school. For the first time, they are asked to think deeply, write extensively, document assertions, solve non-routine problems, apply concepts, and accept unvarnished critiques of their work. College Knowledge confronts this problem by looking at the disconnect between what high schools do and what colleges expect and proposes a solution by identifying what students need to know and be able to do in order to succeed. The book is based on an extensive three-year project sponsored by the Association of American Universities in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts. This landmark research identified what it takes to succeed in entry-level university courses. Based on the project's findings - and interviews with students, faculty, and staff - this groundbreaking book delineates the cognitive skills and subject area knowledge that college-bound students need to master in order to succeed in today's colleges and universities. These Standards for Success cover the major subject areas of English, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, second languages, and the arts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780787996758
(235mm x 180mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 23-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David T. Conley
Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core, Hardback (November 2013)
Written for all educators and with an emphasis on those at the secondary level, this title shows how to develop programs that prepare students for Common Core assessments and college and career readiness. It provides strategies for teaching the CCSS in ways that improve readiness for college and careers for the range of students.
College and Career Ready: Helping All Students Succeed Beyond High School, Paperback (January 2012)» View all books by David T. Conley
Giving students the tools they need to succeed in college and work College and Career Ready offers educators a blueprint for improving high school so that more students are able to excel in freshman-level college courses or entry-level jobs-laying a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success.
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Author Biography - David T. Conley
David T. Conley is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership and founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon. He served as the developer and executive director of the Proficiency-based Admission Standards System (PASS) for the Oregon University System, and currently conducts studies for the College Board to validate the standards used in the SAT, PSAT, and AP tests.
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