College Readiness Information

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board College Readiness (House Bill 1) Implementation Plan
--a comprehensive site with information about this legislative initiative and strategic action plans
--Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, adopted 1/24/2008

Texas College and Career Readiness Program
Collaborative site from TEA and THECB, contains current information about TCCRS implementation as well as a wealth of other resourses.

TEA STAAR Resource Page
Comprehensive site with information on curriculum assessed by the new STAAR test.

Common Core State Standards
National standards for College and Career Readiness in English Language Arts. Texas has not adopted these standards or participated in this effort.

Frameworks for Success in Postsecondary Writing
Collaborative statement by NWP, NCTE, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators on the "habits of mind" and experience necessary for college readiness

College Readiness Begins in Middle School
--ACT Policy Report (2005)

Gates Foundation
College Readiness for High School Students

The Bridge Project: Strengthening K-16 Transitions
--the site includes multiple reports from this research and policy effort conducted by Stanford University

Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle School and High School
--a report (2007) to Carnegie Corporation of New York by Steve Graham and Dolores Perin

What is College-Level Writing?
--2006 book with a collection of essays on what defined college-level writing. Available through the WAC Clearinghouse.


 Site created by L. Lennie Irvin, July 2008 | Page last updated on June 8, 2011 | Sponsored by the San Antonio Writing Project



Writing Activities for College Readiness
--writing lessons developed by high school teachers at the July 2008 and 2010 College Readiness Open Institute


Writing Academy, Spring 2011
--resources for Region 20 "Writing Academy: Fundamentals for Promoting College an Career Readiness in Writing"