Where should you start?

Where educators start when using the tools and resources found in the College Readiness for All Toolbox depends on the specific needs of your school or district. Users can chose individual tools and resources around the four core concepts that will help create a college-ready culture for ALL students. Or users can learn more about the Pathways Implementation Model, and use the tools that align with each of the nine steps.

Organizing Structure

There are two navigation paths to follow when exploring the toolbox:

  1. The first involves four core concepts - Leading Change, Enhancing Expectations, Enhancing Achievement, and Enhancing Assess - and the tools and resources that align with them. Users can mix and match tools and use those that best fit their needs. This is the Content (the WHAT) aspect of the Toolbox, i.e., the Expectations, Achievement, and Access best practice materials that are highly effective in creating a college-ready culture.
  2. The second navigation path includes the big picture of program implementation and change. The Pathways Implementation Model provides a roadmap for identifying desired changes, and a methodology for successfully implementing them. This is the Process (The HOW) aspect of the Toolbox, i.e., it is a model (9 steps) that insures changes will be bought into and sustained. This information has been included to insure user's do not perpetuate the typical 80-90% failure rate of major change initiatives. To keep this idea front of mind when using the Toolbox, a description of where each tool fits in the implementation process is provided. This helps users keep the "big picture" in mind when planning a new initiative. Anytime you want to leave a tool and learn more about the Implementation Model, you can do so!

Begin your exploration of the Toolbox today!