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Engaging school districts, two-year colleges and universities, and adult career-technical centers in an innovative, integrated 9 to 14 system that makes learning beyond high school accessible to all young people and adults, both by design and default. UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE Where do we stand?.

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Engaging school districts, two-year colleges and universities, and adult career-technical centers in an innovative, integrated 9 to 14 system that makes learning beyond high school accessible to all young people and adults, both by design and default.


UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUE

Where do we stand?


9th Grade Enrollment

In 2004 . . . 16,000 students entered 9th grade in Delaware, Franklin and Union counties.


High School Graduation

In 2008 . . . four years later … 12,276 students graduated from the 12th grade in Delaware, Franklin and Union counties.

30%dropout rate


College Enrollment

Of these high school graduates, 4,882 enroll in an Ohio public two-year college or four-year university.

This is NOT the college going rate since it only reflects those who go to an USO campus


Remedial Education

Of these 4,882 college and university students, 2,002 (41%) are remedial and will have a more difficult time progressing to a degree.


2- and 4-Year Enrollment

Of these 4,882 students …1,595 enroll in a two-year college.737 enroll in a university regional campus 2,578 enroll in a university main campus.


Retention After Year 1

First- to second-year retention rates: 941 (59%) two-year students persist to the next year in an USO institution.530 (72%) regional campus students persist to the next year in an USO institution2,191 (85%) university main campus students persist to the next year in an USO institution.


Graduation Rates

Graduation rates after six years (projected from 2002 cohort):414 full-time two-year college students graduate (26%)265 full-timeuniversity regional campus students graduate (36%)1,572 full-time university main campus students graduate (61%)


ADDRESSING THE ISSUE

What solutions … and why now?


Reasons for Optimism

  • Culture of Change

  • Articulation and Transfer Agenda

  • New Options

  • Interested Colleagues


Culture of Change

  • Politicization of education

  • Rise of new structures

  • Provides local opportunities and infrastructure


Articulation and Transfer Agenda

  • Important:

  • Provides guarantees

  • Limits “tracking”

  • “Equivalency” … the concept of learning to credit


New Options

  • Flex Credit

  • Accelerated Learning

    • PSEO/Duel Credit

    • Remediation Intervention

  • Technology

  • College Tech Prep

  • Battelle for Kids/ACT End-of-Course Initiative

  • Amplified College and Career Counseling

  • New Resources


Interested Colleagues

  • Want new designs

  • Desire system collaboration

  • See the value in blurring the boundaries … grades 9 through 14

  • Willing to share data

  • See no limits


Our Charge

  • “For the first time in American history, our need for educated members of the workforceis far greater than the available supply. Weno longer need to winnow people out basedon merit. We need to find, develop andconfirm the merit in people.”

  • Peter Smith


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