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    Jan112018

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    Wednesday
    May072014

    MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO 2016 SAT TEST

      The SAT college exam will undergo sweeping changes on what's tested, how it's scored and how students can prepare, College Board President and CEO David Coleman said.Coleman, who joined the College Board in 2012, has spoken critically of his organization's test and discussed how it could be improved.

    "Admissions officers and counselors have said they find the data from admissions exams useful, but are concerned that these exams have become disconnected from the work of high school classroom" Coleman said. "We are not interested in students just picking an answer, but justifying their answers."
    The math section will no longer allow calculators to be used on every portion. It will focus on data analysis and real world problem-solving, algebra and some more advanced math concepts -- areas that most prepare students for college and career.
    CNN, March 2014

     

     

    Thursday
    Jan092014

    High School Graduation Requirements

      There are two options for students to earn their high school diploma, ACCEL (18-credits) or Standard (24-credits).  For both options, students must meet certain credit, grade point average (GPA) and assessment requirements to earn a high school diploma.  A student's graduation requirements are determined by the cohort, which is the year the student first entered 9th grade, and the chosen graduation option.   

    Students should know their requirements and regularly monitor their progress toward earning a diploma.  School counselors are available to assist students with planning for college and career readiness.
    Beginning in the 2013/14 school year, students can earn two Diploma Designations on their high school diploma, each with its own requirements beyond the standard diploma:
    www.browardschools.com/Web/info/Graduation-Requirements

     

    Thursday
    Jan092014

    A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More  

     

    Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever.  

    Yet half of those surveyed recently by The Chronicle and American Public Media's Marketplace said they had trouble finding recent graduates qualified to fill positions at their company or organization. Nearly a third gave colleges just fair to poor marks for producing successful employees. And they dinged bachelor's-degree holders for lacking basic workplace proficiencies, like adaptability, communication skills, and the ability to solve complex problems.

    http://chronicle.com/article/The-Employment-Mismatch/137625/?cid=at&#id=overview 

     

     

    Thursday
    Jan092014

    Common Core state standards initiative: preparing American students for college and career

     The middle school standards are robust and provide a coherent and rich preparation for high school mathematics.

     The high school standards call on students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges; they prepare students to think and reason mathematically.

    The high school standards set a rigorous definition of college and career readiness, by helping students develop a depth of understanding and ability to apply mathematics to novel situations, as college students and employees regularly do.

                                                                 http://www.corestandards.org/