CCRS Newsletter – October 2013

Sign up for our newsletter on the Contact Us page. With autumn just beginning and schools settling into their routine, EPIC’s College and Career Readiness team wishes to share various resources to help you instill the college and career readiness skills your students need to succeed. What’s the Value of a Good Education? According to…

Redefining College Readiness

In this report, EPIC’s founder, Dr. David Conley, suggests that “college readiness” has been defined primarily in terms of high school courses taken, grades received, and scores on national tests. He proposes widening the scope and redefining college readiness to include Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills.      …

Four Keys in Action

the four keys in action Education is about learning to learn, not just learning content. We want students to be engaged, self-aware, and adaptive. The impact of learning on society doesn’t come from test scores; it comes when students know what to do with their knowledge. A limited view of readiness and success undermines every…

Kristine Chadwick

EPIC Newsletter – November 2015

What do Jennifer Garner, Stephen Colbert, and Justin Bieber have in common with EPIC’s work? These stars, along with many others, were part of a one-hour television special by the Entertainment Industry Foundation showcasing the education crowdsourcing initiative called Think It Up! … Think It Up! emphasizes the importance of fostering students’ ownership of learning in ways that are tied to their interests, aspirations, and goals—a perspective emphasized in the Four Keys model of college and career readiness developed by EPIC’s founder Dr. David Conley.

Measures for a College and Career Indicator: Multiple Measures

This white paper considers the benefits and limitations of multiple measures of college and career preparedness. The previous papers in this series evaluated measures against a framework consisting of 10 criteria. This white paper uses theory and practice related to measures of college and career preparedness as its frame of reference and primary organizing structure.…

Reactions from the Field: Oregon Student Assessment System

The Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of Oregon recently solicited input from key stakeholders regarding the Oregon Student Assessment System model initially proposed by Dr. David Conley at a State Board meeting on August 23rd. Dr. Conley revised the model based on feedback received at the August 23rd meeting. CEPR staff…