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Definitions of College and Career Readiness: An Analysis by State

The College & Career Readiness & Success Center released a brief providing an analysis of state college and career readiness definitions and organizes them into 10 actionable categories that can be used by districts and schools to develop their college- and career-ready programs. Across the nation, state education leaders are developing definitions of “college and career readiness.” These definitions can serve—much like mission or vision statements—as a touchstone by which to judge the success of policies and initiatives to ensure that students receive the multidimensional preparation necessary for success in the global economy.

July 2014