What is College and Career Readiness?
- College Readiness is weighted at 16% of the middle schools’ overall scores and is determined using the results of the EXPLORE tests given to 8th graders in the fall of each year. The EXPLORE test is a part of ACT’s EPAS System and helpsprepare students and inform schools, students, parents and community membersabout a student’s readiness for the ACT.
- College/Career Readiness comprises 20% of the high schools’ overall scores. CCR for high school is a bit more complicated.
1.) College Ready
2.) Career Ready
3.) College and Career Ready
Schools receive 1 point for each percentage of students who are either College Ready or Career Ready. The can receive an additional ½ bonus point for the percentage of students who are BOTH College AND Career Ready.
College Readiness has one component–ACADEMIC. Career Readiness has two components–ACADEMIC and TECHNICAL. To be Career Ready a student must meet one of the requirements in both the Academic and Technical categories.
How do you become College and Career Ready?
College Readiness Benchmarks