Praise for College Knowledge Featuring an Updated Introduction for this paperback edition
"This is not a book of platitudes and generalities. Instead it offers a wealth of intelligent, specific ideas on how to improve American education for all students. And while educators will find the book enlightening, parents and high school students will be interested to learn what a genuine ′college prep′ program is, how many schools with good reputations fail to provide it, and what they can do to steer their own right course of study."
Michael Riley, superintendent,Bellevue School District, Bellevue, Washington
"For a number of years, Conley has been researching the problem so many students face once they are at their chosen school of higher education: that they are totally unprepared for the academic demands of their institutions . . . He lays out chapter by chapter what is wrong and how it can be remedied . . . Conley sees this problem being alleviated by strict course of study planning and by educated community volunteers who have the experience and vision to help teens wanting a higher education. This valuable book belongs in every high school library."
School Library Journal
"The most comprehensive and detailed overview ever published on how to improve secondary school preparation and success for college. Research based insights, practices, and policies for all audiences trying to better connect secondary schools and colleges. Both K–12 and higher education must work together in fundamentally new ways to implement Conley′s vision."
Michael Krist, professor of education andbusiness administration, Stanford University
"Every high school should have a copy of this book on hand to help in designing a curriculum that ensures that all its students will be prepared for and experience success in college. College Knowledge provides a blueprint for what high school students should know and be able to do in order to be successful in college."
Dawn P. Vaughn, president,American Association of School Librarians
About the Author.
PART ONE : From the Current System and the High School of Today to an Aligned, Coherent Program.
O N E Understanding the System.
T W O What High School Students Know About College Readiness.
T H R E E The Old and New Criteria for College Success.
F O U R Current Strategies to Increase College Readiness.
F I V E What Does a High School That Prepares Its Students for College Success Look Like?
S I X Designing High Schools for Intellectual Coherence.
PART TWO The First–Year Experience and Beyond.
S E V E N Experiencing Success in the First Year of College.
E I G H T What Really Happens in the First Year of College.
N I N E What We Must Do to Create a System That Prepares Students for College Success.
PART THREE Knowledge and Skills for Success.
T E N Standards for Success.
E L E V E N English Knowledge and Skills.
T W E L V E Mathematics Knowledge and Skills.
T H I R T E E N Natural Sciences Knowledge and Skills.
F O U R T E E N Social Sciences Knowledge and Skills.
F I F T E E N Second Languages Knowledge and Skills.
S I X T E E N Arts Knowledge and Skills.
S E V E N T E E N University Work Samples.
A P P E N D I X A Checklist for College Readiness.
B I B L I O G R A P H Y.
I N D E X.