The annual American Diploma Project (ADP) Network Leadership Team Meeting took place September 1-2, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. The goal of the annual meeting was to give states a significant opportunity to address key challenges and opportunities associated with advancing and sustaining the college- and career-ready policy agenda. Participants had time to engage with national experts, learn from colleagues in other states, and meet in state teams to plan next steps in their ongoing efforts to advance the ADP policy goals. Some of the topics discussed include Common Core State Standards implementation, strategies for aligning the college readiness and college completion agendas, and communicating the college- and career-ready agenda.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provided the Keynote Address at this year’s meeting, addressing the urgent need to improve K-12 statewide assessment systems so that they more validly measure a broader range of student knowledge and skills, support good teaching, and lead to college and career readiness for all students. Read the transcript of his speech here or watch the video here.