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College and Work Readiness Assessment

It Is Not Just About Finding a Job, It Is About Finding a Fit

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

They can learn some of the workplace social and negotiating skills from these encounters which are relatively low-risk. But they can also learn explicitly by asking questions and for guidance. Just learning how to ask questions is a workplace skill.

Table Stakes

Jon Whitmore | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

Unlike poker, where only one person wins a pot, investments in human capital are win-win-win situations: for employees, employers and the economy as a whole.

The Global Search for Education: If not the SAT, What?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What if this 21st century replacement for the SAT was able to measure high school students' critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication; in other words, all the essential skills that both educators and employers have said students need to succeed in college and the workplace?

Reading the Tea Leaves: Preparing Now for the Jobs That Don't Exist Yet

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

Shouldn't students learn specific skill sets that will set them up to grab the jobs available right now -- especially where there are gaps in the STEM-related fields? When we make this case to drive students to these particular fields of endeavor we forget four key things.

ACT Results Show Most Students Still Not Ready For College

Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

Sixty percent of 2012 high school graduates are at risk of struggling in college and a career, according to the ACT’s The Condition of College & Car...

The Global Search for Education: Is Your Child an Innovator?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you train an innovator? Which schools are doing it better than others? Are teachers equipped with the new skills required to educate students in this decade? Are curricula incorporating the essential content that will help young people become more innovative?

Exam Tests Students’ Skills, Not Memories

The Gainesville Times | Dallas Duncan | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education

Usually when students sit down to take a standardized test, they do so with a pencil and a brain overflowing with facts, figures and theories. But ...