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Minneapolis Community and Technical College. College Readiness Initiative. Building Blocks of College Readiness. Seamless Transition. Why is the topic of college readiness so important?. 80- 85% of jobs now require some form of post secondary education. Only 15% require a bachelors degree.

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Minneapolis community and technical college

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

College Readiness Initiative




Why is the topic of college readiness so important
Why is the topic of college readiness so important?

  • 80- 85% of jobs now require some form of post secondary education. Only 15% require a bachelors degree.

  • Over the course of an average working life a person with a high school diploma will earn roughly $525,500 less than a person with post secondary education.

  • National rates of post secondary remediation rates are 46% of high school graduates require at least one developmental class who enroll in 4 year colleges and 64% of high school graduates who enroll in 2 year colleges require at least one developmental course


How does minnesota compare nationally

Minnesota –

of the 100% of students who enter the 9th grade-

84% complete high school

Up to 95% plan to go to college

64% start college

58% of these students will complete a 2 or 4 year degree

Nationally-

of the 100% of students who enter 9th grade

88% complete high school

Up to 95% plan to go to college

60% start college

8% obtain a two year degree

25% of these will complete a four year degree

How does Minnesota compare nationally?


Minnesota s educational pipeline
Minnesota’s Educational Pipeline

  • For every 100 students who enroll in ninth grade-

  • …85 graduate high school in four years

  • …53 enter post secondary education

  • …38 are still enrolled in the beginning of their 2nd year of post secondary

  • …25 will graduate with a certificate, diploma, or degree.


Why only 25
Why only 25?

  • College Readiness


Impact of college readiness on community and technical colleges
Impact of College Readiness on Community and Technical Colleges

  • With a policy of open enrollment, Community and Technical Colleges in Minnesota saw 46% of their new enrollments requiring some developmental courses prior to enrolling in general education classes.

  • Developmental coursework is offered in English, Mathematics, Reading and ESOL.

  • Most MnScu institutions use ACCUPLACER to assess students placements into areas of Reading, Mathematics, English and ESOL coursework


Implications for k 12 system
Implications for k-12 system Colleges

  • A strong desire from higher education to collaborate with k-12 to decrease the incidents of college readiness

  • Provide opportunities for vertical teaming between content specific teachers around “college readiness” and provide teachers the opportunity to share best practices

  • MCTC can provide school systems, teachers, and students in k-12 with current placement scores through Accuplacer to help advise needed coursework

  • From this data students and their parents can make better informed decisions around the courses students need to take in high school prior to enrolling in post secondary education

  • Families begin conversations around student’s future career planning knowing


Are you ready for college academically
Are you ready for college academically? Colleges

Placement testing- identify where I am now?

Extended lecture format

Classes meet 2-3 times a week for longer blocks

Class sizes with higher numbers

Courses with a strong focus on embedding technology into the course

Students needing to seek out resources instead of resources seeking out students

Background of 4 years of High School English and 4 years of High School Math


Successful transition skills from high school to college
Successful Transition Skills from High School to College Colleges

  • Time management

  • Study skills

  • Knowledge of the college structure and resources

  • Effective note taking skills

  • Knowledge of their own learning styles and ability to adapt their studying to meet those styles


Career awareness
Career Awareness Colleges

  • Identify skills and interests

  • Identify career interests

  • Knowledge of the college readiness placement

  • Research current job growth, pay, work conditions, and educational requirement

  • Investigate laddering of different career tracks and decide which goal to pursue

  • Set a five year plan


Building the seamless transition
Building the Seamless Transition Colleges

Revolves around collaboration of all stakeholders on multiple levels in k-16


How can mctc partner with k 12 faculty

Provide opportunities to enhance collaboration between post secondary and k-12 faculty around best practices for students and addressing the gaps between our systems

Give up to date research around college readiness

Give data on their students college readiness status in Reading, Writing, Math and ESOL to help advise students in courses and help teachers in their curriculum planning

How can MCTC Partner with k-12 Faculty?


How can mctc partner with students
How can MCTC Partner with secondary and k-12 faculty around best practices for students and addressing the gaps between our systemsStudents?

We can provide

  • Workshops around readiness, strategies for a successful educational experience, unlocking the myths of college, career planning and how to research career requirements and pathways

  • Guidance around career planning and postsecondary planning

  • Current data on where their status is around college readiness placement

  • Career and post secondary education exploration

    opportunities


How can mctc partner with parents
How can MCTC Partner with Parents? secondary and k-12 faculty around best practices for students and addressing the gaps between our systems

We can provide-

  • Current literature and resources around college readiness based on your student’s grade level

  • Assistance with the Financial Aid Process and College Resources

  • Guidance on how to advise their student on career planning

  • Opportunities to explore the benefits of post secondary education


But in the end
But in the End- secondary and k-12 faculty around best practices for students and addressing the gaps between our systems

  • We all need to work together to put the pieces of the puzzle together for our next generation


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