RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph High School English Department is partnering with the County College of Morris (CCM) to ensure that our graduates have the requisite writing skills for higher education.
At colleges and universities across the country, some incoming students are required to enroll in remedial writing courses to address specific deficiencies before they can take credit bearing classes, said Benjamin Horwitz, Humanities Director of Instruction. Through our new partnership with CCM, it is our hope that Randolph graduates will be even better prepared to meet the writing demands of their college or university.
Representatives from CCM will visit specific senior English classes on Thursday, Feb. 16 to administer the college’s writing placement exam. All students in these classes, whether they are planning to enroll at CCM or not, will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their writing from college professors. CCM’s faculty members will then meet with specific English teachers at RHS to discuss trends among the essays and identify specific skills to address.
Based on this data, senior English classes can work on improving these areas so that students are better prepared for the demands of college writing. Finally, CCM will return to RHS toward the end of the year to administer their placement exam once more to see the growth that our students have made. Students who will be enrolling at CCM can use this exam to potentially place out of the school’s remedial writing courses. Students who will be enrolling elsewhere can gain valuable feedback about how well their writing meets the standards of higher education.
"Randolph High School is committed to the success of our students, not only for their four years in our building, but in all of their future endeavors," Horwitz said. "We believe that this partnership is one of many ways that we can provide our students an advantage as they prepare to graduate."