Montana LINCS Update
10/6/08
 

MT LINCS Research Item:  Part I

High School Dropout Rate

In the 9/22/08 MT LINCS email, the following question was posed based on the Risk 1 information below from Reach Higher, America:  Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce:

QUESTION:

Has the drop-out rate impacted your ABLE program?  If so, how?

Research

RISK 1: Dropout Rates Are Staggering

High school dropout rates are staggering.  Every year, one in three young adultsómore than 1.2 million peopleódrop out of high school. Even more alarming, many high school graduates who do complete high school lack basic skills and readiness for job training and college.

Reach Higher, America:  Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce, Executive Summary, Report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, June 2008. National Commission on Adult Literacy, http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/ 

MT LINCS has posted responses from your Montana colleagues from Billings, Great Falls, Miles City, and Missoula Click here to check them out on the Update section of the Research-based Instruction link at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/RI/riupdate.htm#October .

 


Now letís add one more bit of information for this month.

MT LINCS Research Item:  Part II

High School Dropout Rate

Research

RISK 1: Dropout Rates Are Staggering

Ö Even more alarming, many students who do complete high school are deficient in basic skills and job and college readiness. Some 40 percent of all college students take at least one remedial course (at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $1 billion), while 63 percent of two-year college students take at least one remedial course.4

Reach Higher, America:  Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce, Executive Summary, Report of the National Commission on Adult Literacy, June 2008. National Commission on Adult Literacy, http://www.nationalcommissiononadultliteracy.org/ 

QUESTION:

Letís continue the discussion.  Click here (http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/RI/riupdate.htm#Response 1 to Question) to take a look at what your colleagues have said.  Scroll up to see the responses chronologically.  What observations do you have to add?

Has the drop-out rate impacted your ABLE program?  If so, how?

 

And now based on the research above, have those post-secondary students with skill deficiencies impacted your program?  If so, how?

 

Click here to mail a response to MT LINCS.


 
1.  Where in the World Are You?  Time for some fun!
And now something you've all been waiting for.  Drum roll please!  Where in the World Are You?  Click here to find out WHO MT LINCS has captured?  Keep watching!  You may be next!
2.  More Information Posted from Montana ABLE Data Quality and GED/ABLE Meeting
PDF's of the following powerpoints have been posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiable.htm  :
  • Montana OPI Funding Formula
  • Shared Youth Vision 
3.  Content Standards PowerPoint Posted
PDF of the Content Standards presentation by Claudia Biance DeBay has been posted at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/content_standards.pdf :
4.  ESL Resource
Check out the resource sent in by Katya Irish of Great Falls.  It's posted on the ESL Resource link http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/eslresources.htm.   
5.  Leadership Academy
Don't forget to do your homework for the 10/15 meeting in Helena!  It only takes 2 to 3 hours - unless you get long-winded!

 

Watch for more updates on ESL Resources and Distance Learning!

 

 

P.S.  Remember -- if you are having trouble with the links in this email, go to the Email Archives at the top of the MT LINCS homepage at http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/  .  Also if you no longer wish to receive this mailing, please let me know!  Thanks!

 

Norene Peterson
Adult Education Center

415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101
norenehp@bresnan.net