In 2005, The BERC Group was commissioned by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the United States Department of Education to study and report on college readiness. Duane Baker, Joan Clay, and Candace Gratama set off to find what they could find. And what did they find? Essentially, college readiness is comprised of three distinct elements: college awareness, college eligibility, and college preparation.
View the report webpage or jump straight to downloading the full report from the link below:
STAR is so simple it's elementary. Thanks to our friends at Vale Elementary, in Cashmere, Washington we have a new STAR Rap! These students sure know their way around the STAR Framework. Talking Skills and Knowledge here! Promise, we had nothing to do with this.
Testimony from teachers in Waianae and Moanalua, Hawaii about working with The BERC Group.
Eisenhower High School (a.k.a. "Ike") in Yakima, WA made a significant turnaround in the five years from 2003-2008. Even with a change in student population and with poverty on the rise, graduation rates and test scores at Eisenhower rose. During this turnaround, Ike worked with The BERC Group to implement Powerful Teaching and Learning using the STAR Framework. This is the "Ike" story.
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Duane and Cameron have a fireside, er.. deskside, chat about The History of Reform. This is the first in a series about Powerful Teaching and Learning.
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