Please refer to these resources for more information on what it means to be college and career ready. You may download the Lesson 12 Resources or for a complete list of resources, please download the CCR Resources list.


Salary Calculator (CareerBuilder)

Online Tool: http://salary.careerbuilder.com

Resource Description: Use this online tool to find annual salaries and compare average salary information locally.

Audience Type: Students

ACT

Website: http://www.act.org

Resource Description: Access this website for information on the ACT, test dates, checklist, scores, etc.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, Job Seekers, Employers, Education Professionals, Policymakers, and Researchers

Education Professionals (College Board)

Website: http://professionals.collegeboard.com

Resource Description: Access the professional area of the College Board website for everything from test dates to the annual Forum.

Audience Type: Teachers, Counselors, Financial Aid Advisors, Administrators, Higher Education Professionals, and Admissions Staff

SA Ready – (Generation TX & EPIC)

Website: http://www.sa-ready.org

Resource Description: SA Ready is a free platform that gives teachers access to high quality lesson plans and teaching resources.

Audience Type: Teachers, School District Personnel, and CCR Professionals

Getting Ready for the SAT (College Board)

PDF Document: http://sat.collegeboard.org

Resource Description: Use this guide for test-taking advice and tips.

Audience Type: Students

Texas College and Career Readiness Support Center (THECB)

Website: http://txccrsc.org

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 Educators

MyRoad (College Board)

Website: https://myroad.collegeboard.com

Resource Description: This is a college and career planning website.

Audience Type: Students

Students and Career Advisors (Career One Stop)

Website: http://www.careeronestop.org

Resource Description: Use this website to explore career and education options.

Audience Type: Students and Career Advisors

Compare Colleges (College Results Online)

Online Tool: http://professionals.collegeboard.com

Resource Description: Use this tool to create your own custom group of colleges to compare graduation rates and related information.

Audience Type: Students, Counselors, Parents, and Policymakers

Compare Colleges (College Results Online)

Online Tool: http://collegeresults.org

Resource Description: Create your own custom group of colleges to compare graduation rates and related information.

Audience Type: Students, Counselors, Parents, and Policymakers

College Search (Hobsons)

Online Tool: http://www.collegeview.com

Resource Description: Use the search function to find all college-related information about your institutions of interest.

Audience Type: Students

Are U Ready for College? (Naviance)

Digital Magazine: http://areyouready.hobsons.com

Resource Description: A guide to college planning for Texas high school students.

Audience Type: Students and Parents

Browse Bright Outlook Occupations (ONET)

Website: http://www.onetonline.org

Resource Description: Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.

Audience Type: Students

Discover the Right College for You (Parchment)

Website: http://www.parchment.com

Resource Description: This website contains free tools powered by real admissions data.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, and Educators

CareerShip (Mapping Your Future)

Website: http://mappingyourfuture.org

Resource Description: Plan for your career using this online tool to explore your options.

Audience Type: Students

Career Development & Planning Resources (LiveBinder)

Website: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=930447&backurl=/shelf/my

Resource Description: This resource focuses on developing specific career goals and mapping out a course on how to best reach them.

Audience Type: Students K-12

Texas GEAR UP (TEA)

Website: http://www.texasgearup.com

Resource Description: This is a comprehensive resource to help with all aspects of college preparation.

Audience Type: School District, CCR Professionals, Students, Parents, and Educators

Using the Texas College & Career for Career Exploration & Creating a Student Portfolio (Texas College & Career)

Course Module: https://support.connectedu.net

Resource Description: This module will provide an in-depth review of the interest assessment tools and how students can build a complete portfolio and resume within a Texas College and Career.

Audience Type: Educators, and CCR Professionals

Find Careers (Education Planner)

Website: http://www.educationplanner.org

Resource Description: Use this website to help you select a career that is compatible with your outlook and your vision of the future.

Audience Type: Students

Course Modules - Component 2 and Component 4

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

Resource Description: This module focuses on college and career readiness counseling.

Audience Type: Counselors and Administrators

Student Resources (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Website: http://www.bls.gov

Resource Description: A resource to facilitate K-12 students with their career exploration.

Audience Type: Students

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Website/Handbook: http://www.bls.gov

Resource Description: This handbook provides career information about hundreds of occupations.

Audience Type: Students and Job Seekers

Student Interest Survey for Career Clusters (NASDCTEc)

Website: http://www.careertech.org

Resource Description: This is a career guidance tool that allows students to respond to questions and identify the top three Career Clusters of interest based on their responses.

Audience Type: Students

What Do You Want to do For a Living (My Next Move)

Interactive Site: http://www.mynextmove.org

Resource Description: This interactive website functions as a career exploration tool using different criteria to narrow down the options.

Audience Type: Students and Job Seekers

Big Future (College Board)

Online Tool: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org

Resource Description: This online tool helps students explore careers and identify what interests them.

Audience Type: Students

Texas Reality Check (TWC & TEA)

Website/Online Tool: http://www.texasrealitycheck.com

Resource Description: This website is designed to help students learn how much money they will need to earn in order to have the kind of lifestyle they may want in the near future.

Audience Type: Students (secondary/post-secondary)

Fastweb

Website: http://www.fastweb.com

Resource Description: Find your dream school and a way to pay for it.

Audience Type: Students

College for All Texans (THECB)

Website: http://www.collegeforalltexans.com

Resource Description: This resource focuses on planning, comparing, and applying to college.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, and School District Personnel

OnTrack: College 101 (UT Austin & THECB)

Website: https://www1.thecb.state.tx.us

Resource Description: Students can utilize OnTrack’s website to facilitate the college planning process and increase their financial awareness.

Audience Type: Students (Grades 7-12)

My College QuickStart (College Board)

Website: https://quickstart.collegeboard.org

Resource Description: This website provides personalized feedback, practice, and college planning based on your PSAT/NMSQT results.

Audience Type: Parents and Students

Register for the SAT (College Board)

Online Registration: http://sat.collegeboard.org

Resource Description: For those preparing to take the SAT, use this website to get test dates, registration information, and more.

Audience Type: Students

How do I sign up for the ACT?

Website: http://www.actstudent.org

Resource Description: Use this resource to get registration information on the ACT.

Audience Type: Advisors, Students, and Parents

Resources for Students and their Families (ACT)

Document: http://www.act.org

Resource Description: Utilize these free resources and tools for students and their families as they prepare for college and careers.

Audience Type: Students and Families

ASVAB Career Exploration Program (US Dept. of Defense)

Website: http://asvabprogram.com

Resource Description: The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.

Audience Type: Students, Parents, and School Districts (Counselors)

Your SAT Today (College Board)

Website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home?navid=sat-sat

Resource Description: Use this site to practice for the SAT, register for a test,  and check your scores.

Audience Type: Students

Course Module - Creating a College-Going Culture from Within (Conntect RFL)

Website: http://www.leadingsuccess.org

Resource Description: This module explores how educators can reach out and make college a possibility for every high school student.

Audience Type: Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators

Adventures in Education (TGSLC)

Website: http://www.aie.org

Resource Description: This resource focuses on planning for college, paying for college, finding a career, and managing your money.

Audience Type: School District, CCR Professionals, Students, Parents, and Educators

Career Clusters Activity (Education Planner)

Interactive Quiz/Activity: http://www.educationplanner.org

Resource Description: Use this interactive activity to help prioritize career clusters based on your responses.

Audience Type: Students

Generation Texas (THECB)

Website: http://gentx.org

Resource Description: Generation TX helps students pursue higher education.

Audience Type: Students

Lesson Planet (Educator Planet)

Website: http://www.lessonplanet.com

Resource Description: Lesson Planet is the leading online curriculum search solution for PK-12 educators.

Audience Type: Educators (secondary 7-12 and/or homeschool instructors)