Destination Known: Valuing College AND Career Readiness in State Accountability Systems

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In 2014, Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Taskforce on Career Readiness released a pivotal report calling on states to make career readiness more meaningful in their accountability systems. As Opportunities and Options: Making Career Preparation Work for Students succinctly summarizes, “What’s measured gets valued by schools, but most state accountability systems today don’t measure or value career readiness. Given the critical role that accountability systems play in signaling priorities and driving resources, states must expand these metrics to emphasize readiness for both college and careers.”

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