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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.  

CBE 360 Survey Toolkit

States, districts, and schools that want to realize how competency-based education (CBE) can directly support students’ college and career readiness must move beyond saying they are using CBE strategies – and examine the quality of implementation of core CBE features.

Evidence-Based Practices Supporting College and Career Readiness in High School: Early College High School

Explore Early College High Schools as an evidenced-based practice to support high school college and career readiness.

 

Evidence-Based Practices Supporting College and Career Readiness in High School: Early Warning Indicators

Explore early warning indicators as an evidenced-based practice to support high school college and career readiness.

 

Competency-Based Education: Staying Shallow or Going Deep?

In order to be successful in the 21st century, students will need to master an expanded set of competencies that extends beyond discrete academic standards. Competency-based education (CBE) is an educational approach that focuses on mastery of these competencies – rather than seat time – as a measure of student learning.  This approach is being adopted by a growing number of educators focused on ensuring students graduate college and career ready.

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.

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