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Ready or Not: Student Perceptions of the College Readiness Binary and Arizona Move On When Ready

Abstract In 2010, the Arizona Legislature established a performance-based diploma initiative known as Move On When Ready (MOWR). The policy relies on an education model designed to evaluate students' college and career readiness by measuring their academic ability to succeed in the first credit-bearing course in community college. Move On When Ready is a structurally oriented, qualification system that attempts to attain a relatively narrow goal: increase the number of students able to successfully perform at a college-level academic standard. By relying on a set of benchmarked assessments to measure success and failure, MOWR propagates a categorical binary. The binary establishes explicit performance criteria on a set of examinations students ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Silver, Michael Greg (Author) / Berliner, David C (Advisor) / Fischman, Gustavo (Committee member) / Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Education policy / College Readiness / High School / Student Agency / Student Perceptions
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 181 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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