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. The book is filled with detailed, practical guidelines and case descriptions of what the best high schools are doing. Includes clear guidelines for high school faculty to adapt their programs of instruction in the direction of enhanced college/career readinessProvides practical strategies for improving students' content knowledge and academic behaviorsOffers examples of best practices and research-based recommendations for change. The book considers the impact of behavioral issues-such as time management and study habits-as well as academic skills on college readiness.
In this revised and expanded guide, College Placement Bureau Director Loren Pope profiles forty colleges that excel at developing potential, values, initiative, and risk—taking in a wide range of students. This new edition includes a revised group of colleges and for the first time addresses the issues of home schooling, learning disabilities, and single—sex education. Pope encourages students to be hard—nosed consumers when visiting colleges, and shows how the college experience can enrich every young person's life, whether they are "A," "B," or "C" students. Included in the profiles are: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" Interviews with undergraduates, professors, and deans Information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience.
English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge Study Guide
Complete with a targeted review of all the material on the selected Praxis exam in addition to a full-length practice test, these test preparation guides are written by the makers of the real tests. Thorough explanations of the answers are provided and helpful test-taking strategies are found throughout the guide. The three categories of assessments covered correspond to the three milestones in teacher development-academic skills assessment, subject assessment, and classroom performance assessment. Reflecting the rigorous and carefully validated nature of the exams, these guides provide beginning teachers the information needed to succeed.