This sample statement of support can be used by college and university representatives to acknowledge the work of the AASA Redefining Ready! cohort and its commitment to improving the preparation of all students for post-secondary education and the 21st century world of work. It articulates key principles of support related to the value of cross-institutional partnerships involving school districts and post-secondary education to ensure our nation’s students are college, career, and life ready.
This sample resolution presents recommendations useful in addressing the issue of how schools and districts can successfully measure students’ college and career readiness. Produced by AASA from the perspective of a Municipal Board, the resolution emphasizes the need to replace standardized measures in favor of a more personalized portrait of each student’s progress toward post-secondary education success and achievement.
This set of operational definitions from 214 High School District (Illinois) is a useful tool for educational leaders working with staff to monitor and assess the quality of their high school preparation of students for post-secondary education and career pathways.
District 214 uses nationally recognized terms to help guide students through their selection of coursework and to support their decision making in preparation to meet their post-secondary goals.
Operational definitions included in this set of operational definitions include the following: College and Career Pathway Endorsements, Career Cluster, Career Pathway, Pathway Courses, Related Electives, Work-Based Learning Experiences, Career-Related Activities, Certifications, College Majors, Careers.
This AASA sample policy was developed to assist states in developing the indicators used to determine whether or not their students are ready for college and careers. The policy can be applied to their individual state definition of college and career readiness and can be adapted to meet the needs of individual states.