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College and Career Readiness Defined

Kentucky Department of Education-Office of Career & Technical Education

College and Career Readiness for All




A college-ready student meets the benchmarks on the ACT (18 for English, 20 for Reading and 19 for Mathematics) or passed KYOTE (6 for Writing, 20 for Reading, 22 for College Ready Math and 14 for College Algebra) college placement tests. Students who fail one or more measures on the ACT but pass the corresponding measure on one of the placement tests are college-ready.



A career-ready student is preparatory (has completed two credits and is enrolled in a third credit) for a CTE career pathway (state-approved sequence of progressive, nonduplicative courses that result in earning four credits), has received either an approved industry certification or Kentucky Occupational Skill Standards Assessment (KOSSA) certificate (with a minimum score of 70) related to his or her career pathway, and has met the benchmark on ACT WorkKeys with a minimum score of 75 for each part (Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information) which is equivalent to a Silver Certificate or above or a minimum score of 50 on the ASVAB.


College and Career Ready

A college and career ready student is preparatory for a CTE career pathway, has received either an approved industry certification or KOSSA certificate related to his or her pathway and has qualified to be college-ready based on the above definition.



Thank you to Jefferson County Public Schools for sharing this design concept.

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