College Readiness Models
“Culture changes when the organization is transformed; the culture reflects the realities of people working together every day.”
—Frances Hesselbein, The Key to Cultural Transformation, Leader to Leader
The College Readiness Systems models for comprehensive reform are designed to help prepare all students for college success and to support schools and districts in their work toward this goal.
All reform models are based on district- and school-specific needs assessments, and programs and services are available to fit those needs. The collaborative implementation of these models in a district or school can change the culture of that school into one of college readiness for all students.
Models are based on key components, including:
- Creation of a college-going culture, based on rigorous coursework and high expectations
- Development of a coherent course curriculum
- Shared commitment to prepare all students for college access and success
- Use of College Board programs and services
- Provision of training for leadership teams, teachers, and counselors
- Use of ongoing assessment
- Use of data to inform instruction
- Support of program implementation
Our school models include the College Board Schools.