Reading Apprenticeship is helping Pasadena City College (PCC) students successfully transition from high school into college. As stated in this blog from PCC, the results have at least one professor “jumping up and down” about the impact of Reading Apprenticeship.
Of the 2,817 new students at PCC in 2012, 637 enrolled in the First Year Pathways (FYP) program, an extended introduction to succeeding in college that incorporates Reading Apprenticeship. The FYP students showed important gains:
More than 93 percent of FYP students remained in school from Fall 2012 to Fall 2013, compared to 77 percent of non-FYP students
FYP students completed an average of 27.9 credits after one year compared with 17.2 credits for non-FYP students
Reading Apprenticeship professional development helps teachers build deep academic literacy skills in students through modeling academic literacy skills and focusing on metacognition and social-emotional development.