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.
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)
- Abby Rombalski: Youth Activist Literacies
- Keisha Varma: Helping Parents Help their Students with Math
- Cynthia Zwicky: Restorative Justice in Schools
- Michael Harwell: Including Differences in Variability in Assessing the Achievement Gap in Reading
- Karen Seashore: The Tole of Caring and Professional Community in Distributing School Resources and Closing Gaps
Research to Practice Brief
The Research to Practice Brief provides school leaders with
information and resources on current Minnesota issues related to closing achievement gaps and preparing students for postsecondary success.
Issue One: English Learners
Issue Two: All Day Kindergarten
Issue Three: School Leadership
Issue Four: Measuring and Reporting Student Achievement
Issue Five: College and Career Readiness