College Readiness Resources

Summer camps go virtual

The summer is a prime time for many community colleges to reach out to K-12 students through workshops and camps. Because of the pandemic, most colleges are moving their summer experiences online. Alaska’s Ilisagvik College has canceled its overnight summer camps, which serve “as a bridge for students to encourage them to attend college, and […]


AACC is  pleased to offer webinars as a part of its 21st Century Initiative.  All webinars are free, but you must register to participate.  Please click here to see a list of webinars. Webinar Recordings September 24, 2014 Recommendation 3: Closing the Skills Gap Speakers: Mabel Edmonds, Dean for Workforce and Economic Development, Clover Park […]

Making Dual Enrollment Work for Rural Colleges

In the quest to improve college readiness and, ultimately, to boost college completion, few practices have received more attention in recent months than so-called dual-enrollment programs; the arrangements allow students to earn college credits while still in high school. A report released by the National Center for Education Statistics last year (NCES) estimated that as […]

A Crisis of College Readiness

It’s no secret that our institutions face a national crisis of college readiness. Each semester, large numbers of students arrive on our campuses unprepared for the rigors of college-level work. In addition to the financial and emotional burdens that accompany the reality of testing into developmental courses is an uphill struggle to degree completion that […]

Developmental Education Resources

 College Readiness > Developmental Education Accelerated Learning Program. At Maryland’s Community College of Baltimore County, the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) invites students who place into upper-level developmental writing to become part of a 10-student cohort that takes English 101 concurrently with their developmental writing class. The two classes are taught by the same instructor and […]

Partnerships and Collaboration Resources

 College Readiness > Partnerships and Collaboration College Connection. Through the College Connection program, Austin Community College connects with Austin-area high school students to encourage them to attend college and help them successfully transition. The program provides free placement testing, assistance with college and financial aid applications, and college advising. College Reach Out Program (CROP). A […]

Common Core State Standards Resources

 College Readiness > Common Core State Standards Common Core Standards Website. This website has Information about the standards, and their implementation status by state. Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management at ETS. The center released the 2012 report, Coming Together to Raise Achievement: New Assessments for the Common Core State Standards. Tillamook Bay Community […]

Career Pathways Resources

 College Readiness > Career Pathways Career Pathways. This Oregon initiative connects the courses, skills, and credentials potential community college students need to prepare for a high- demand job. West Virginia Tech Prep Initiative. The Tech Prep initiative facilitates collaboration between West Virginia’s secondary and postsecondary institutions to align curriculum and provide a seamless transition experience […]

Accelerate Studies Resources

 College Readiness > Accelerate Studies Achieving a College Education. The Achieving a College Education (ACE) program was created by Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona) for high school students who either didn’t consider college or thought it was out of their reach. Students have the opportunity to take college courses in their junior and senior years of […]