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RESEARCH STUDIES ON COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

RESEARCH STUDIES

This article was created to help practitioners integrate skills into the teaching of key academic subjects. The Partnership has developed a unified, collective vision for learning known as the Framework for 21st Century Learning.

This article will give you better knowledge of the importance of the 21st Century Skills that are a must for our children's future success. The P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from educators, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills, knowledge, expertise, and support systems that students need to succeed in work, life, and citizenship.

The central message of this report is that while some students drop out because of significant academic challenges, most dropouts are students who could have, and believe they could have, succeeded in school.  While reasons vary, the general categories remain the same, whether in inner city Los Angeles or suburban Nebraska.

The purpose of this paper is to provide an operational definition of college readiness that differs from current representations of this concept primarily in its scope. The paper suggests that, while much has been learned about this phenomenon, particularly during the past 20 years, few systematic attempts have been made to integrate the various aspects or components of college readiness that have been investigated in some depth during this period of time. 

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