College Readiness Project
The English and Science College Readiness Project is an ongoing collaborative effort involving K-12 and higher education stakeholders intended to:
The 2004 Master Plan for Higher Education in Washington called for defining college readiness in several core subjects, including math, science, English, social studies, and the arts. In 2005, the state funded an effort to define college readiness in English and science. Phase 1 (2006-07) produced preliminary English and science college readiness definitions.
In Phase 2 (2008-09), pilot teams of teachers integrated the definitions in lesson plans and curricula in high school classrooms. Phase 3 (2010-11) provided statewide professional development.
For more information about the English and science college readiness project, go to: http://collegereadinesswa.org/
College Readiness Contact:
Randy Spaulding, Council Director of Academic Affairs
Transition Math Project
In 2004, the state provided funds for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to develop college readiness standards in mathematics. This is being accomplished through the Transition Math Project, a collaborative effort involving state educational stakeholders funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information: www.transitionmathproject.org/highlights.asp.
Transition Math Contact:
Bill Moore, Policy Associate, Teaching and Learning
Policy Brief on College Readiness for the Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages (January 2007)
Status Report on English and Science College Readiness (October 2006)
College Readiness Project (October 2005)
Proposed Rules -- Minimum Freshman Admission Requirements (June 2005)
Proposed Rules -- Minimum Freshman Admission Requirements (January 2005)
Revising Minimum Freshman Admission Requirements (December 2004)
Minimum College Admission Standards Review (February 2004)