Shaped by discussions among educational leaders across the nation, the Character Collaborative is national in scope and includes 74 member organizations and 140 active participants. The Collaborative includes important constituencies committed to our common goal, including college and independent school admission directors, school placement directors, representatives of leading educational associations, educational reformers, standardized testing experts, independent educational counselors, researchers, etc.
We believe that the admission process and admission decisions are complex, play out over many years, and involve people across many arenas and educational levels. There is much at stake for students, parents, schools, colleges, and our nation.
The intended outcome is to develop and disseminate strategies, materials and practices that elevate character attributes in the admission equation, which we believe will lead to the development and deepening of these characteristics throughout the school experience and in life.