Additional Information on Report Card Metrics
SUNY and the Seamless Education Pipeline
NYS 9th Graders Who Graduate From College in a Standard Time Frame
SUNY believes that the education process is not limited to the four year college time frame, but is life-long. Preparing students in high school to succeed in college as well as in the workforce has never been more important. In New York, for every 100 9th grade students, only 19 eventually graduate with either an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree within a standard time frame (3 years for Associate's, 6 years for Bachelor's). In order to establish new cooperative-education initiatives, SUNY is partnering with business and industry leaders, private foundations, and economic development organizations. To gauge the success of these initiatives, the number of 9th graders who go on to complete college in a standard time frame is measured.
SUNY Urban-Rural Teaching Corps
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, along with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other national education leaders, announced the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning, convened by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education in November 2010. Eight states, including New York, have agreed to implement the panel's recommendations.
To lead the charge, SUNY will transform teacher education across the 16 SUNY colleges and universities with undergraduate and graduate level preparation programs. SUNY’s teacher education programs will offer teacher training akin to the clinical training that medical professionals undergo. In addition to classroom simulations and video-anchored cases that address the challenges confronting teachers in high-need schools, SUNY students will engage in extended, structured residency-like experiences in high-need urban and rural schools across New York State. SUNY has developed the new SUNY Alliance to support all SUNY teacher preparation programs to strengthen clinical preparation and teaching and learning in the most challenged schools. The goal is to take the preparation of teachers for both challenging rural and urban schools to scale.
With support from the Lumina Foundation, SUNY will partner with business and industry leaders and economic development organizations to launch SUNY WORKS - a unique new cooperative education initiative featured in SUNY’s new strategic plan, the Power of SUNY. Students in SUNY WORKS will engage in salaried, credit-worthy 21st century career experiences while they complete their degrees, expanding job opportunities upon graduation.
Number of New York Sites Qualifying for Membership in the Strive National Cradle-to-Career Network
About 45 percent of job openings in the years ahead require some college experience; the 30 fastest growing fields demand a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, however, over 25 percent of New York State students today never graduate from high school. Another third who graduate do not have the skills they need to succeed in college. To address these challenges, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is proposing to the development of a series of systemic and sustainable regional education networks across the State of New York. The SUNY cradle to career networks will be modeled around Strive (www.strivetogether.org), which was started in Cincinnati in 2006 and is now being replicated in nine sites across the country. Strive, a regional network of data-driven and sustainable partnerships that help children succeed from birth through careers has been heralded as a model that “cuts through divisions by stimulating cross-sector collaborations and mobilizing stakeholders to create shared solutions.” The SUNY model will embedded within a state and national network of partners and constructed upon principles of mutual adaptation.
Number of Students Receiving College-Level Credits in Early College High Schools
According to State Education Department data, only 41% of students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. Further, approximately 13% of students in 4-year colleges and 44% of students in 2-year colleges in New York State require at least one remedial or developmental course. The Smart Scholars Early College High School network was developed to overcome the gaps in the education pipeline by providing historically underrepresented high school students the opportunity to get a head start on college and in many cases, be the first generation in their families to attend college. Participating students can earn both a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit during while they are in high school. Also, in addition to the Smart Scholars initiative, campuses across the SUNY system are participating in a vast array for early college high school partnerships and initiatives. Increased college completion rates are critical to achieving economic revitalization throughout New York.
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