College Readiness

A Southeastern Massachusetts Public Higher Education Partnership

CONNECT'S MISSION: Leveraging the quality, strength, resources and excellence of the five public higher education institutions of CONNECT, it is our mission to enhance educational effectiveness and efficiency while improving student success, increasing educational attainment, advancing economic health, and strengthening cultural life throughout the region.

parcc practice training sessions held

To help familiarize educators with the PARCC online assessments, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Southeastern Massachusetts Readiness Center hosted PARCC practice test sessions led by Massachusetts P-16 PARCC Educator Leader Fellows. For additional information on PARCC, click here.

college readiness conference 2013

Transitioning to New State Standards & Systems: Collaborating for College Readiness was the theme of the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional College Readiness Conference on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Holiday Inn - Taunton. More than 150 secondary and higher education stakeholders met face to face to discuss the impact of the New State Standards and Assessment System on classroom pedagogy and college readiness. K-12 curriculum directors, teachers, department chairs, superintendents, principals, and vice principals, along with college Math and English instructors and administrators, especially those focused on the first-year experience, participated in this day-long discussion.

You may view the complete agenda and access all program resources here. Click here to view the press release.

Click here to view both plenary and breakout sessions of the conference.

college readiness conference 2011

Pathways to College Readiness and College Success was the theme of the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional College Readiness Conference held Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston. This conference brought together more than 300 secondary and post-secondary faculty, administrators, and policy makers to talk about the transition from high school to college, the changing environment in which Massachusetts public education operates, and how to set more students on the path to success in college. Presented in partnership with the Southeastern Massachusetts Readiness Center, this conference was sponsored by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, College Board, the Department of Higher Education and ACT.

The final program, including the schedule of presentations and biographies of the speakers, is available here.

Read the Readiness Conference press release here.

Review selected readings and materials related to the conference here.