Career & College Clubs is honored to participate in the U.S. Department of Education College/Career Affinity Group webinar on May 22, 2014.

The webinar will focus on the importance of middle grades for college readiness.  The College/Career Affinity Group presents promising practices and research in college access, persistency, completion and career preparation.

May 22, 2014

11:00 am (ET)

To listen and participate in the webinar, dial 1-888-324-3810 and enter participant code 9700957.

To view the webinar slide deck, click here:

USED College Access Affinity Group Call Presentation


Presentation Outline

The level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness by the time they graduate from high school than anything that happens academically in high school.

In 2008, ACT, Inc. issued The Forgotten Middle, a report highlighting the importance of college and career readiness before high school and urging stakeholders to focus greater attention on the middle grades. Has the situation improved since then? Are the middle grades still “forgotten”?

In this webinar, ACT will provide members with updated data on middle grade progress. In addition, two initiatives will share their efforts to ensure middle grade students are on track for college and career readiness.


Cassi Barker-Carr, ACT, Inc. Career and College Readiness
Randy Watson, Ed.D, McPherson USD Superintendent
Quentin Wilson, ALL Management Corporation/Career & College Clubs President & CEO


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