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Beyond Academic Readiness: Building a Broader Range of Skills for Success in College

Jenny Nagaoka and Matthew A. Holsapple, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

Ready or Not: It's Time to Rethink the 12th Grade

Jenny Nagaoka and Matthew A. Holsapple of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research look beyond narrow academic views of college readiness and explore the “noncognitive” dimension of preparing students for postsecondary success. They focus on the critical need for students in grades 9-12 to become independent, self-directed learners and to build strong identities as future college students. Based on research, the paper argues that high schools, with input and support from higher education, should provide students with early college-like experiences that contribute to the development of these factors.

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