Please refer to these resources for more information on what it means to be college and career ready. You may download the Lesson 1 Resources or for a complete list of resources, please download the CCR Resources list.


College and Career Readiness Standards (THECB & TEA)

PDF Document: www.thecb.state.tx.us

Resource Description: These standards specify what students must know and be able to do to succeed in entry-level courses at postsecondary institutions in Texas.

Audience Type: Secondary School Districts, CCR Professionals, and Educators (7-12)

Learn 421: College and Career Readiness Forum (ESC Region 20)

Website: http://www.learn421.net/ccr

Resource Description: Forum

Audience Type: School District, CCR Professionals, and Educators

Learning to Think: A Foundation for Analysis (The Teaching Channel)

Course Module: https://www.teachingchannel.org

Resource Description: The Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools.

Audience Type: Teachers (9-12)

Profile Planning Guide—Establishing a Foundation (Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center)

Course Module: http://txccrsc.org/webinars/

Resource Description: The vision of the Texas College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide is to deepen understanding for college and career readiness and to operationalize a college and career culture in Texas schools.

Audience Type: School District, CCR Professionals, and Secondary Educators

Building Blocks for Change: What it Means to be Career Ready (Career Readiness Partner Council)

PDF Report: http://careerreadynow.org

Resource Description: This resource brings clarity and focus to what it means to be career ready.

Audience Type: Educators, Advisors, Administrators, Students, Parents, and Policymakers

Career Readiness Assessment Across States (CEP)

Report: http://www.cep-dc.org

Resource Description: This summary report describes how states are defining career readiness and which assessments stats and districts are using to measure this attribute.

Audience Type: Districts, Policymakers, and Educators

College Readiness/PK-12 Issues (Pathways to College)

Online Library: http://www.pathwaylibrary.org

Resource Description: This is an online library that focuses on resources specific to college readiness and PK-12 Issues.

Audience Type: Education Professionals, and Policymakers

College View (Hobsons)

Website: http://www.collegeview.com

Resource Description: This website centralizes on college-related information for students and parents.

Audience Type: Students and Parents

Components in a Comprehensive Definition of College Readiness (AdLit)

Website/article: http://www.adlit.org

Resource Description: This is an informative article about adolescent literacy and college readiness for children in grades 4-12.

Audience Type: Parents, Educators, Administrators, and Advisors

Improving Academic Preparation for College (Center for American Progress)

PDF Report: http://www.americanprogress.org

Resource Description: This PDF report focuses on what we know about college readiness and how state and federal policy can help.

Audience Type: Educators, Administrators, and Advisors

My Dreams, My Story, My Voice: Supplemental Lessons to Navigation 101 (OSPI)

Curriculum/Lessons: http://www.k12.wa.us

Resource Description: My Dreams, My Story, My Voice was designed to help schools increase a student’s sense of self-advocacy as a predictor of student success.

Audience Type: Advisors

What Does it Mean to be College and Career Ready? (EPIC)

PDF Slideshow: http://www.edweek.org

Resource Description: A PDF of a presentation given by the Educational Policy Improvement Center about college preparation.

Audience Type: Educators, Advisors, and Administrators

What Does Being "College and Career Ready" Mean? (Washington Post)

Online News Article: http://voices.washingtonpost.com

Resource Description: A school survival guide for parents (and everyone else).

Audience Type: Parents, Educators, Students, and Policymakers

Putting Kids on the Pathway to College (Annenberg Institute for School Reform)

PDF Rubric: http://annenberginstitute.org

Resource Description: The College Pathways Rubric is a tool developed to help anyone with a stake in high school improvement.

Audience Type: School Improvement Teams, School Reform Organizations, District Staff, Teacher Unions and Associations, Professional Development Specialists, Researchers, Student Organizations, Community Organizers, District Leaders, and Policymakers

Transitions from High School to College (Future of Children)

PDF Report: http://futureofchildren.org

Resource Description: This report looks at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in place to help them transition to college, and efforts to improve those transitions.

Audience Type: Educators, Policymakers, Administrators, and Advisors

What is College and Career Ready? (Achieve)

Website Article: http://www.achieve.org/what-college-and-career-ready

Resource Description: This is an informational article that addresses some frequently asked questions about what it means to be college and career ready.

Audience Type: Educators, Advisors, and Administrators

Why is Improving College and Career Readiness Important? (SA Ready)

Online Tool Kit: http://www.sa-ready.org

Resource Description: This is a collection of resources created to take college and career conversations beyond traditional classrooms.

Audience Type: Educators

Stakeholders Differ on College and Career Readiness (eSchool News)

Article: http://www.eschoolnews.com

Resource Description: This article discusses college and career readiness as an educational priority.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, Teachers, and Education Professionals

What High Schools Can Do to Better Prepare Students for College (WestEd)

PDF Article: http://www.wested.org

Resource Description: This article outlines how high schools can better help their students find their path to college.

Audience Type: Educators, Administrators, and Advisors