College Readiness

College Readiness

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at IUPUC, along with Indiana State University and Purdue University Calumet, was awarded grant funds in 2012 to more clearly define college readiness and promote improved curriculum alignment between K-12 and higher education.  This initiative is funded by Lumina Foundation. The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) is the project management organization in partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE).

Partners in the Postsecondary Regional College Readiness Partnership include:

Our Process

By bringing prominent college instructors from IUPUC and Ivy Tech Community College Columbus together with leading area high school teachers in the math and English language arts (ELA) departments, our goal was to improve student readiness and enhance success in college and beyond. These working groups identified the most critical academic concepts students need in order to be college ready. Further, they outlined the skills, attitudes, and habits that predict college readiness. The rubrics serve as valuable tools for parents, students, educators, guidance counselors, and advisors focused on helping high school graduates prepare for college success.

Our Results

As the grant concludes in 2016, we are pleased to share the final project deliverables with you. The brochure, "Are Indiana High School Graduates Ready for College?" was created to better define college readiness and share with readers the importance of high school diploma and course selections as those decisions relate to college readiness and completion. Three math academic rubrics (see links below) were developed to address the various levels of math proficiency required for specific degree programs. One ELA academic rubric was developed. The predictive evidence rubric articulates student habits and behaviors that support college readiness.

Please download the deliverables as needed or contact the CTL for professionally printed copies.