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Find products from the CCRS Center that are practical and research-based to support states with implementing college and career readiness initiatives. Our products include reports, briefs, fact sheets, guides, and tools on topics varying from lifelong learning skills, career pathways, and measures of college and career readiness.  

Designing Assessments for College and Career Readiness: Performance Tasks

How can educators assess students’ college and career readiness, particularly the deep content knowledge and complex skills required with new standards? Performance tasks are one way to assess students’ college and career readiness because they require students to produce authentic work that demonstrates their mastery of specific skills and content.

Lifelong Learning Skills for College and Career Readiness: Considerations for Education Policy

Lifelong Learning Skills (LLS) provide the foundation for learning and working. They broadly support student thinking, self-management, and social interaction, enabling the pursuit of education and career goals. Collectively, LLS are the means by which students master academic content and translate knowledge into action.

Measurement Practice Guide

This discussion guide is part of a larger practice guide designed to help state education agencies (SEAs) define measurement goals, select college and career readiness measures and indicators designed to support those goals, and use the data gathered with those measures and indicators to make informed decisions about college and career readiness policies, programs, and interventions. The chapter 1 discussion guide focuses on setting the stage for the rest of the guide by defining the measurement landscape and exploring the SEA role in measurement goals related to college and career readiness a

Lifelong Learning Skills for College and Career Readiness: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography provides guidance and catalogs resources designed to explain what lifelong learning skills are, how they impact and relate to college and career readiness and success outcomes, and how they can be taught and measured in the classroom, across the pre-kindergarten to workforce (PK-20W) spectrum.

Overview: State Definitions of College and Career Readiness

This overview highlights common elements of state definitions of college and career readiness. A definition of college and career readiness can help build an understanding of the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions of learners who are prepared for postsecondary success. In addition, these definitions can guide efforts to identify which students are on track for postsecondary success and support state efforts to achieve their visions that all students receive the multidimensional preparation necessary for success in the global economy.

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