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College Knowledge: What It Really Takes for Students to Succeed and What We Can Do to Get Them Ready

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This landmark book will outline what students need to know and be able to do in order to succeed in college. Based on an extensive database of information about high schools in all fifty states, interviews with more than four hundred university faculty and staff, this book lays out the basic knowledge and skills students will need in English, mathematics, natural sciences, ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 22nd 2005 by Jossey-Bass (first published 2005)
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Virginia
Feb 25, 2010 Virginia rated it it was ok
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I was hoping this book would help inform our review of course offerings at our high school in the social studies department. Unfortunately, the requisite knowledge listed by the author as necessary for college success is just as broad and vague as our current understanding.

Just saying, for example, that students should be familiar with the Vietnam war does not actually inform what is to be taught about the war. Or what accompanying historical skills are necessary for college success. I totally a
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Michael
Feb 08, 2013 Michael rated it it was ok
Although this book provided statistical date on how to achieve in college, I will not consider this to be insightful. The book mainly informed people on what to expect in college but did not really give them any solutions on why should they attend. When I read the book title, I expected to read a persuasive book on the benefits of college and the excuses people make on why they are not going. Instead I got a bunch of graphs, data and useless information on comparing high school academics to coll ...more
Ed Ingman
Aug 14, 2011 Ed Ingman rated it really liked it
When I began this book I didn't have really inspiring hopes for what I would learn. I had heard from others that it was dry and technical (are those mutually exclusive?). I came away thinking that this is my go to handbook for strategies that will help increase students college access. Mr. Conley has some great ideas for how you can improve your school and better prepare students for college. This is definitely written for educational leaders (within high schools, colleges, or policy-makers). Bu ...more
Terry
Aug 09, 2011 Terry marked it as to-read
In reading Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, Conley's book is cited repeatedly. I'd hope to go to the source Schmoker finds so compelling.
Warda Youssif
Jan 15, 2013 Warda Youssif rated it really liked it
I was hoping this book would help inform our review of course offerings at our high school in the social studies department. Unfortunately, the requisite knowledge listed by the author as necessary for college success is just as broad and vague as our current understanding.
Fbenton
Nov 07, 2009 Fbenton rated it liked it
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This is more of a textbook than a book you read and like. It is very useful for thinking about curriculum and for thinking about big picture school alignment.
Jen
Aug 20, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: professional
Great for helping me articulate my big picture goals for both my class and the program in general
Jennifer
Jul 26, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing


I took LOTS of notes.
Super-useful
Charmayne Polen
Aug 10, 2011 Charmayne Polen rated it really liked it
Great for teachers to read!
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