Self-study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools

This resource from the Southeast Regional Educational Laboratory is a self-study guide that state and local education leaders can use to asssess the implementation of career readiness practices across a district or secondary school. Education leaders looking to improve the implementation of career readiness practices or increase the number of students graduating high school and transitioning into postsecondary education or the workforce can use the guide's template for data collection and guiding questions. The guide focuses on four areas of implementation:

  1. Preparing career ready students through building employability skills and career exploration
  2. Teaching and advising with an emphasis on relevant course content and individualized learning plans
  3. Counseling
  4. Building school and career networks through work-based learning opportunities
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August 2020