College and Career Readiness Knowledge and Effectiveness: Findings from an Initial Inquiry in Indiana

Michael Harvey, Lorna C. Timmerman, Oscar G. VazQuez

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Abstract

College and career readiness (CCR) cannot be overstatedfor today’s high school students. The rigor of postsecondaryeducation and the demands of the workforce have dramaticallyshifted to advanced levels of academic and occupational skills for the 21st century. The goal of having all students collegeready or career ready upon high school graduation challenges secondary schools. This study represents an initial investigationconcerning CCR knowledge and effectiveness with 34 school districts in Indiana. The study had 458 administrators and guidancecounselors, general education teachers and special educators complete the survey (25% return rate). While respondents agreedon most survey items, there were differences regarding (a) teacherbelief statements, (b) knowledge of CCR programs, and (c) the effectiveness of programs being implemented. Recommendationsfor CCR programming are made with specific suggestions providedfor guidance counselors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-282
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Educational and Psychological Consultation
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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