Commitment Form: Improving School Counseling/College Advising
President Obama has called for the United States to once again lead the world by 2020 in the share of young people with college degrees. Consistent with that goal, we are seeking details about commitments from higher education institutions, school districts, and non-profit organizations to prepare school counselors and non-profit professionals to deliver College and Career Readiness (CCR) information to students. If your organization is considering concrete steps to expand access to CCR counseling, we would like to hear from you.
For example, a school counselor program could add graduation requirements or enter into a training agreement with a school district or non-profit organization. We hope that commitments will include a description of how such changes will impact CCR goals in the following areas: the percentage of seniors completing a FAFSA, the percentage of seniors submitting college applications or the average number of applications submitted per student; a reduction in the developmental education needs of graduating seniors, the percent of graduating students who enroll in postsecondary institutions, and other quantifiable metrics tied to improving postsecondary enrollment, persistency and graduation rates.
We respectfully request that you submit this form no later than October 31, 2014. We intend to make these responses public in conjunction with the summit in December. While we hope to invite as many organizations making substantial commitments as possible, we have not finalized the details of the event and will share more information in the coming weeks.
Note: Your information may be shared with other federal agencies participating in this event.
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