(2014/2015) Middle School Academic Behaviors for Career and College Readiness

Career and College Success:
Measuring Middle School Student Academic Mindsets and Behaviors
By. Eian Harm, Lisa Austin, and Kevin Thienes
June 2015


West Ada School District has a continuing emphasis on developing career and college ready students
who will be successful in any post-secondary endeavor. As a result of this focus, a group of schools
ranging from K-12 have begun to embrace a research-based framework based on a model developed by
Conley (2011). This model uses four (4) factors most highly related to student success through
consecutive levels of education leading up to entrance into a career. These factors are seen in figure 1