Attend 2016 ACT State Organization Conference

2016 California ACT State Organization Conference  The California Promise: Achieving Social Justice through College and Career Readiness The 2016 California ACT State Organization Conference strives to bring education and career readiness professionals a broad range of topics that meet the diverse needs of preparing students for college and career success. Learn about key education strategies that will foster positive change in your school, district, and throughout California Learn about student success best practices used by other institutions Network with other education and workforce professionals View the agenda. Early bird pricing is ending soon—save 25% by registering before Friday, December 18, …

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SAT Redesigns Admissions Test, Drops Essay

Creators of the SAT exam announced plans Wednesday to toughen the test in the face of stagnant national scores, planning to challenge students to provide more analysis, cite evidence and even turn in their calculators before answering some math questions. The new version will be first administered in 2016. “It is time for an admissions assessment that makes it clear that the road to success is not last-minute tricks or cramming but the challenging learning students do every day,” said David Coleman, president of the non-profit College Board, which produces the SAT, originally known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Skeptics questioned …

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Statewide Higher Education Tools Conference Announced

(click to enlarge)   California GEAR UP is pleased to invite you to attend ‘Effective Tools for Preparing Students for Access and Success in Higher Education.’ Presented by a statewide network of higher education organizations, the purpose of this conference is to begin the scalability process with respect to these resource tools and strategies with the following objectives in mind: More secondary school and higher educational staff will be aware and knowledgeable of these resource tools Secondary schools, Academic Preparation Program staff, and community organizations will adopt and adapt these tools to expand the efficacy and effectiveness of their college …

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More Minorities Taking ACT But Gaps Remain

Being widely reported across California, ACT has announced the scores of the graduating class of 2010.  While hispanic students showed an increase in college readiness, their scores continue to fall short of those necessary to be successful in college. “A record number of California students took the ACT college readiness examination in 2010…While the percentage of ACT-tested California graduates who are ready for college coursework is higher compared to five years ago, the findings indicate that there are still too many high school graduates who are not ready to succeed in college-level work. The ACT results also provide further evidence …

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Agenda for National GEAR UP Day San Francisco Announced

UNITY UNIVERSITY Sponsored by California GEAR UP EVERETT MIDDLE SCHOOL September 17, 2009   1-pm-2pm       Horace Mann Students Arrive at Everett Middle School Video viewing: “GEAR UP 10 Years” and NCCEP: 16 Summers  Welcome Address from School Principals   Keynote Speaker: Rod Santos, San Francisco City College  Mayor Gavin Newsom staff: Presentation to GEAR UP programs  ACT-Explore student announcement  2pm – 3pm      The College Experience: Student workshops SF State student panelists SF Ed Fund (translation) Student QandA *Raffle for Prizes and Gifts*   Ice Cream Social: Sponsored by California GEAR UP THANK  YOU   San Francisco Unified School District GEAR UP …

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Agenda for National GEAR UP Day Sacramento Announced

September 18, 2009  VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL BEATING THE ODDS A Collaborative Commitment to Close the Achievement Gap 8:00-8:10am   Morning Announcement: National GEAR UP Day 8:10-8:45am   Press Conference with Superintendent O’Connell Opening Welcome: Principal McDonald Recognize Special Guests Remarks: Superintendent Steven Ladd Remarks: Shelley Davis The Valley-GEAR UP Collaborative Presentation to Superintendent O’Connell REMARKS BY SUPERINTENDENT O’CONNELL Family Speaker:  A School Community in Action Student Speakers:  Beating the Odds at Valley 8:45-9:20 am  Campus Tour Valley/GEAR UP Family Center Valley Classroom Visitations 9:20-10:00am     Principal MacDonald Refreshments Student Achievement Gap Panel

ACT Sponsors National GEAR UP Day Event

ACT and California GEAR UP partner together for National GEAR UP Day at Valley High School in Sacramento. The event “Valley High School: Beating the Odds” will take place on Friday, September 18th at the high school located in the Elk Grove Unified School District of Sacramento. Press conference at 8:00 will feature California Superintendent of Public instruction Jack O’Connell as well as family and student speakers from Valley High School.