From Achieve: College and Career ReadinessWith the growing complexity of the world and the increasing demands of the 21st-century workforce, there is little question that all students should graduate from high school fully prepared for college AND careers.
From an academic perspective, college and career readiness means that a high school graduate has the knowledge and skills in English and mathematics necessary to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing postsecondary coursework without the need for remediation -- or put another way, a high school graduate has the English and math knowledge and skills needed to qualify for and succeed in the postsecondary job training and/or education necessary for their chosen career (i.e. community college, university, technical/vocational program, apprenticeship, or significant on-the-job training).
- What is College and Career Readiness? [PDF, Word]
- What is the College- and Career-Ready Agenda? [PDF, Word]
- College and Career Readiness and U.S. Competitiveness (talking points) [PDF,Word]
- Bust the Myth: College Ready AND Career Ready [PDF, Word]
- The Future of the U.S. Workforce