Career Readiness Assessments Across States: A Summary of Survey Findings

While most states give one or more assessments of career readiness, technical skills or employability skills to high school students, the types of tests used vary considerably across states and are sometimes decided at the school district level. This report from the Center on Education Policy offers the first broad overview of state policies for defining career readiness and assessing career and technical skills since the 2010 adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The report uses data from a survey of 46 state CTE directors on the range of assessments used in their states to measure students' career readiness and how those assessments are used.

This resource may be useful for state and local policymakers that seek to revise their assessment strategies, offering lists of assessments, data collection methods and funding strategies across surveyed states.

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October 2013