AASA Launches Redefining Ready: A Leadership Consortium To Redefine College & Career Readiness


James Minichello

Alexandria, Va. – March 29, 2017 – To address the challenges of ensuring all students are college ready, career ready and life ready, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched a national initiative designed to create successful pathways for America’s high school students.

The Redefining Ready! program introduces new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are ready to pursue their lifelong goals and dreams following post-secondary education. 

“This program is in response to college and career readiness scores reported by standardized test makers that fail to portray a comprehensive picture of student potential,” said Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director. “Like the global economy, today’s students are driven by ideas and innovations. They should not be reduced to a single test score. AASA looks forward to working with school system leaders on an endeavor that will positively affect high school students throughout the country.”

“Together we must support our high school graduates’ ability to demonstrate readiness to colleges, employers, their families and the world in which we all live,” said David Schuler, AASA immediate past president and superintendent of High School District 214 in suburban Chicago. “Our set of readiness indicators will open up the doors for more students to pursue their post-secondary goals with confidence.”

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