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College and Career Readiness2020-10-12T19:47:22+00:00

College and Career Readiness

To be prepared for success beyond high school, students need academic knowledge and skills in a variety of content areas. But they need more than academic preparation. They also must develop other skills, dispositions, and behaviors to succeed in a job, a certification program, or at a university. Learning these skills and competencies begins well before high school. We provide professional development, consulting, and research and evaluation services to support your efforts in college preparation, career and technical education, dropout prevention and re-engagement, alternative high schools, and secondary to postsecondary transitions.

What’s New in College and Career Readiness

Meet a Few of Our Experts

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Anne Butterworth
Education Improvement Specialist

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Marc Brodersen
Managing Senior Research

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Doug Gagnon
Senior Researcher

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John Lopez
Senior Education Improvement Specialist

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Matt Eide
Senior Education Improvement Specialist

How We Can Help

We offer consulting, professional development, technical support, and rigorous research to help you develop, implement, and evaluate the programs and systems that will ensure students’ future success. We can help you

  • Assess and improve your college and career readiness initiatives using rigorous, contextualized, and actionable program evaluation
  • Facilitate strategic planning and consensus-building, such as the community’s vision for the skills and competencies of graduates
  • Select and implement instructional approaches that develop the knowledge and skills required to achieve core competencies
  • Assess student outcomes and provide indicators of readiness and success
  • Develop and evaluate course pathways and standards
  • Provide training and coaching on topics such as project- and work-based learning, dual and concurrent enrollment, facility design, Perkins V program alignment, and personalized learning models

Project Spotlight

Sharing Data to Examine CTE Course-Taking to Better Prepare Students for the Workforce

Three states are working with REL Central at Marzano Research to bolster their Career and Technical Education programs through cross-agency data sharing to fill gaps and better understand student outcomes.

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