Hess and Gong's Career and College Ready Report for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation

April 11, 2014

Ready for College and Career? Achieving the Common Core Standards and Beyond Through

Deeper, Student-Centered Learning examines how to prepare students to succeed in postsecondary life.


The report finds that a range of cross-cutting skills like communication, innovation and self-regulation are crucial to student success. Student-centered approaches to learning can equip students with a range of skills necessary to succeed in the Common Core, college, and career.


Find the abridged report here.

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Karin Hess, Ed.D, is a recognized international leader in developing practical approaches for using cognitive rigor and learning progressions as the foundation for formative, interim, and performance assessments.



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