Postsecondary Readiness for All
The College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota works in partnership with PreK-12 educators and others to increase the number and diversity of Minnesota students who graduate from high school with the knowledge, skills and habits for success in higher education. The Consortium works to reach that goal through three ongoing initiatives:
We hope you will share your insights with us over the Web and in person as we work together to make college readiness a reality for every Minnesota student in the years ahead.
The Consortium has created a resource for parents and families with concrete ways to support their child's development in each of the five areas of college readiness. The Parent's Guide contains helpful information about what parents can do from preschool through high school to guide their students on the path to college.
Download Parent Guide (1.1 MB PDF)
College Readiness and Achievement Gaps (CRAG) Talks
Announcing the 2014-15 CRAG Talks, a series of casual, one-hour events with presentations on U of M research related to college readiness and achievement gaps from early childhood through college. All talks will be held on Friday at noon in 101 Walter Library
- November 14
Brad Hokanson (DESIGN), Bill Bart (CEHD): Creativity and Academics among eighth and eleventh grade students.
- Scott McConnell (CEHD): assessment and multi-tiered systems of support for language and literacy interventions in preschool.
- Martha Bigelow, Michele Allen (CEHD): Project TRUST: resilience among teens, particularly Somali, Hmong, and Latino teens
- Nicole Mickelson (CEHD): CASCW and Minn-LInK Fellowship Program.
- Scott Wiens (CEHD) – College readiness and underrepresented populations
Upcoming CRAG talks:
(click here for descriptions)
February 6, 2015
April 3, 2015
Minnesotans weigh in on college readiness
The Minnesota Private College Council and the University of Minnesota’s College Readiness Consortium have co-sponsored new research into public attitudes about college readiness. Some key findings:
Public opinion in Minnesota on college readiness (536 KB PDF)