Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core (Hardcover)

What Every Educator Needs to Know

By David T. Conley

Jossey-Bass, 9781118551141, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2013

List Price: 27.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Create programs that prepare students for college, careers, andthe new and challenging assessments of the Common Core StateStandards

Written for all educators but with an emphasis on those at thesecondary level, this important resource shows how to developprograms that truly prepare students for both the Common Coreassessments and for college and career readiness. Based on multipleresearch studies conducted by Conley as well as experience he hasgained from working with dozens of high schools that succeed with awide range of students, the book provides specific strategies forteaching the CCSS in ways that improve readiness for college andcareers for the full range of students.

  • Draws from research-based models for creating programs for highschool students that will ensure readiness for tests and forcollege and beyond
  • Includes strategies and practices for teachers to help studentsdevelop postsecondary preparedness
  • Is the third in a series of books on readiness written by DavidConley, including College Knowledge and College andCareer Ready

Teachers can use this valuable resource to understand the "bigpicture" behind the Common Core State Standards, how to teach tothem in ways that prepare students for new, challenging assessmentsbeing implemented over the next few years and, more importantly, how to help all students be ready for learning beyond highschool.

About the Author

David T. Conley, Ph.D., is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership and founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon. He is also founder, CEO, and chief strategy officer at the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). In addition, he serves as president of a consulting company devoted to strategic advising and licensing of intellectual property designed to foster new educational methods and models.