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Transitions

 College Scorecard
The College Scorecard gives everyone access to data verified by the U.S. Dept. of Education on thousands of institutions across the nation in an easy-to-use online tool.

Engaging Families During the Transition to School

Engaging Families During Transitions:
To initiate a public dialogue about transition issues and help educators and administrators engage families during transitions, Harvard Family Research Project’s Christine Patton, in partnership with Shannon Wanless, of the SEED Lab at the University of Pittsburgh, launched an open discussion board, Let’s Talk Transition! Family Engagement During the Transition to School.

Early Childhood to Kindergarten Transition:
How to help your child transition to Kindergarten:
Children experience many big and small transitions. The adults in their world can assist those transitions by establishing patterns that can help sustain gains for the future.

Four Important Things Research Tells Us About the Transition to School (posted 1.20.16)
Caspe, Lopez, Chattrabhuti
Harvard Family Research Project, March 2015
In this commentary (PDF), researchers from the Harvard Family Research Project highlight four important things that research tells us about the transition to school, including:

  • Transition is a matter of equity
  • A smooth transition to school makes a difference for children’s outcomes
  • Families play an important role in the transition to school
  • Relationships among families, early childhood programs, schools, and communities are the foundation of effective transition practice.

Ready for Success – Nebraska Department of Education

Ready for Success. The Ready for Success booklet is in response to commonly asked questions and entering kindergarten.

Office of Early Childhood | NDE
Activities of the Office of Early Childhood include the development and implementation of policy, data collection and evaluation, leadership for systems development of early childhood initiatives, and collaboration among programs and agencies.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: What Early Care & Education Providers Need to Know to Support Nebraska’s Children & Their Families
When schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, children enjoy school more, do better in school, and stay in school longer.

Resource Guide for Early Childhood Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
April 14, 2011, updated September 2011
Resource Guide for Early Childhood Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
Harvard Family Research Project, Briana Chan
This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and reports that focus on early childhood transitions and school readiness. They cover a variety of topics central to the issue of early childhood transitions, including family engagement and home–school and program–school partnerships.

Ensuring School Readiness Through Successful Transitions
Webinar date: April 14, 2011, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Ensuring School Readiness will explore how and why smooth transitions among early learning environments are critical for school readiness and are the first step toward preparing students for success in college and career. Presenters will focus on what it takes to foster continuity as children move from early learning programs to preschool to kindergarten, and will discuss the specific roles of early learning programs, schools, and families in preparing young children to enter school ready for success.

Middle School Transition

Middle School Transition: Smooth transitions from middle to high school and from high school to college are associated with students’ improved academic achievement, emotional well-being, and college readiness. Supportive transition practices that engage families and schools help students enter ninth grade prepared to be successful in high school, college, and career.

Transitions into and out of High School

June 2011
Resource Guide for High School Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
Harvard Family Research Project
This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and other resources that focus on the transitions into and out of high school as well as general high school and college readiness.

Webinar date: June 23, 2011, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT) Successful Transitions to High School.
Webinar 7—Successful Transitions to High School: Promoting High School Success and Facilitating College Readiness

Transitioning from High School to Post-Secondary Experiences
Research and experience point to the importance of high quality transition services in preparing students for college, careers, and opportunities. The following websites will give parents and educators successful strategies for a positive post-school outcome.

Nebraska’s Career Ready Practices
Nebraska Standards for Career Ready practice describe learning experiences that are valuable to every student regardless of career path or college plans.

AQuESTT for Nebraska
Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow
Nebraska Department of Education
By integrating components of accountability, assessment, accreditation, career education, and data into a system of school improvement and support, NDE is building a broader, bolder, and better education system for all Nebraska students.

It’s time to get ready for work.
This document explains the role of Career Education in developing career ready graduates.

Nebraska Career Connections
Nebraska Career Connections provides education and career planning resources to bring Nebraskans together—students, parents, educators, adults, and employers. Whether you’re planning for life after high school, exploring career options, or creating a portfolio of materials for a job search, this system can provide you with the tools needed.

Resource Guide for High School Transitions: Annotated Bibliography
Harvard Family Research Project (June 2011)
This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and other resources that focus on the transitions into and out of high school as well as general high school and college readiness.

Successful Transitions to High School
Webinar date: June 23, 2011, 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Webinar 7—Successful Transitions to High School: Promoting High School Success and Facilitating College Readiness

NEBRASKA.GOV – Education Information for Parents