Please refer to these resources for more information on what it means to be college and career ready. You may download the Lesson 8 Resources or for a complete list of resources, please download the CCR Resources list.


Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do (IES)

PDF Document: http://ies.ed.gov

Resource Description: A report from the What Works Clearinghouse on what schools can do to best help students navigate the path to college.

Audience Type: Administrators, Advisors, Teachers, and High School Personnel

Educational Policy Improvement Center: College and Career Readiness (EPIC)

Website: http://www.epiconline.org

Resource Description: EPIC works on a continuing basis with secondary and postsecondary faculty to improve student readiness for college and postsecondary success.

Audience Type: Educators and School District Personnel

College Choice Report Part 1: Preferences and Prospects (ACT)

PDF Document: http://www.act.org

Resource Description: A profile of 2013 ACT-tested high school graduates.

Audience Type: Administrators and Advisors

Deciding on Postsecondary Education (NPEC)

PDF Report: http://nces.ed.gov

Resource Description: Final Report to gain a better understanding of data and information that potential students—especially underserved students—use and need to assist them in making decisions about postsecondary education.

Audience Type: Administrators and Advisors

Course Module — Strategic and Savvy: School Counselor Action Steps for Equitable College and Career Readiness Outcomes (College Board)

Course Module: http://nosca.collegeboard.org

Resource Description: This module highlights NOSCA's School Counselor Strategic Planning Toll to give school counselors concrete strategies to focus on their students' college and career readiness outcomes.

Audience Type: Counselors and Administrators

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Website: http://www.ecs.org

Resource Description: Education Commission of the States tracks state policy trends, translates academic research, provides unbiased advice, and creates opportunities for state leaders to learn from one another.

Audience Type: Administrators and Teachers

Focus on People to Change Data Culture (Data Quality Campaign)

PDF Report: http://dataqualitycampaign.org

Resource Description: This report uses data trends to focus on people’s needs and aims to improve student achievement.

Audience Type: Education Professionals and Policymakers

The SAT: Supporting Retention and Graduation (The College Board)

Course Module: http://sat.collegeboard.org

Resource Description: The SAT, combined with a student GPA, is proven to provide meaningful, actionable information that can be used to focus admission and retention efforts where they can be the most effective.

Audience Type: Higher Education Professionals

Improving the Quality and Use of Postsecondary Data (US Dept. of Ed)

PDF Report: http://www2.ed.gov

Resource Description: This guide provides Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) grantees and their colleagues with strategies for collecting data on the postsecondary matriculation and retention patterns of their recent high school graduates.

Audience Type: Administrators and Advisors

Course Module—Making Decisions with Data (TxCCRSC)

Course Module: http://txccrsc.org

Resource Description: This module provides instruction and resources on how to incorporate data-driven decision making into your daily work, whether you are a classroom teacher, administrator, or hold multiple roles.

Audience Type: Education Professionals and Teachers

Course Module—Using Data to Assess and Inform School Change

Course Module: http://www.leadingsuccess.org

Resource Description: In this module, you will learn about collecting data and sharing the results with teachers and students, so they too can begin to draw their own inferences.

Audience Type: Principals, Teachers, and Counselors

The Condition of Work Readiness in the US (ACT)

Document: http://www.act.org

Resource Description: This document highlights levels of work readiness for various subgroups.

Audience Type: Administrators, Advisors, and Researchers

National Student Clearinghouse Student Tracker (eSchool News)

Website Article: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/01/02/college-readiness-tool-661/?

Resource Description: This article tracks students who receive loans to help pay college tuition, provides graduate student enrollment information, and verifies to lenders that students are taking the necessary course work.

Audience Type: Districts and Advisors