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    1. NJ STEPS: Redesigning Education in New Jersey for the 21st Century

    2. Vision New Jersey will educate all students to prepare them to lead productive, fulfilling lives. Through a public education system that is seamlessly aligned from pre-school to college, students will gain the requisite academic knowledge and technical and critical thinking skills for life and work in the 21st century.

    3. The Case for High School Reform

    4. The world we know is changing Our economy is now global. New technologies are being developed each day reshaping our way of life in the process. Technological advances are replacing many jobs, such as ATM machines replacing the need for bank tellers. High schools will need to change in order to adequately prepare all students. The world we know is changing. Our economy is global, and technology is constantly reshaping our lives. Technology is also eliminating lower-skill jobs. The world is changingand that means that high schools need to change in order to keep up.The world we know is changing. Our economy is global, and technology is constantly reshaping our lives. Technology is also eliminating lower-skill jobs. The world is changingand that means that high schools need to change in order to keep up.

    5. High schools, then and now For years, many high schools educated students differently, depending on their plans for the future. Now, because of all the changes in the world, all graduates will need to have the same knowledge and skills. In the past, students were educated differently, based on their goals. In the past, students were educated differently, based on their goals.

    6. Graduates going on to college or work need the same skills And why should all students have the same knowledge as skills? Because research has shown us that studentswhether going on to college or workneed the same skills. (PAUSE FOR AUDIENCE TO VIEW SLIDE)And why should all students have the same knowledge as skills? Because research has shown us that studentswhether going on to college or workneed the same skills. (PAUSE FOR AUDIENCE TO VIEW SLIDE)

    7. New Jersey public and community college remediation rates Here are some specific data for our state and community colleges. You can see that the numbers range from 72 percent to 8 percent for state colleges. (PAUSE FOR AUDIENCE TO VIEW SLIDE)Here are some specific data for our state and community colleges. You can see that the numbers range from 72 percent to 8 percent for state colleges. (PAUSE FOR AUDIENCE TO VIEW SLIDE)

    8. Recommendations Standards and High School Graduation Requirements Assessment Alignment Teachers and School Leaders School Redesign-Learning Communities and Personalized Education P-16 Alignment

    9. 1. Standards and High School Graduation Requirements Align New Jersey high school standards and graduation requirements to college and workforce entry requirements. Next Steps: Phase in the NJ STEPS Proposed Graduation Requirements for all students.

    13. 2. Assessment Alignment Implement an efficient and effective assessment system that measures student achievement, provides data to address student learning and performance gaps, and is aligned with the expectations of higher education and the workplace. Next Steps: Develop and Implement End-of-Course Exams

    15. Graduation Requirements and Assessment Schedule: Phase II

    16. Graduation Requirements and Assessment Schedule: Phase III

    17. 3. Teachers and School Leaders Recruit, support, and retain highly effective teachers and school leaders, with particular attention to high need schools and high need subject areas, to ensure all high school students graduate ready for college and work.

    18. 3. Teachers and School Leaders Next Steps: Strengthen educator recruitment and retention in the state. Evaluate and improve the efficacy of traditional teacher preparation programs. Evaluate and implement proven models of professional development.

    19. 4. School Redesign-Learning Communities and Personalized Education Redesign high schools as learning communities that utilize personalized learning approaches to prepare and support students in meeting the new standards and graduation requirements.

    20. 4. School Redesign-Learning Communities and Personalized Education Next Steps: Redesign schools as learning communities that utilize personalized learning approaches. Provide increased technical assistance to local education leaders. Implement data-based decision making programs.

    21. 5. P-16 Alignment Establish a council composed of a diverse group of key stakeholders to create a seamless, aligned system of public education in New Jersey. Next Steps: Create a diverse P-16 council composed of leaders from education, business, industry, government, and other key areas.

    22. NJ STEPS: Redesigning Education in New Jersey for the 21st Century