December 11, 2009
The American Diploma Project in California: Findings and Policy Implications
Herb Fischer, retired San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Marc Frazer, partner with Education First Consulting
Scott Hill, Vice President at School Innovations & Advocacy
Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Associate Director of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute
Christine Tell, Director of State Services with Achieve
The ADP has sought to strengthen alignment between standards and expectations in K-12 schools and post-secondary education and training. In the first year the ADP has worked toward agreement on a common standard of readiness for non-remedial college coursework across the three segments of California’s higher education system, with a particular focus on the augmented CST that students take as part of CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP). Members of the ADP team will discuss progress to date and next steps in the effort to ensure that more California students are prepared for success in college and careers.