Redefining Ready! Cohort

More than a test score.

Room of graduates with caps and gowns
Redefining Ready LogoIn today's rapidly changing world, the traditional markers of readiness – standardized test scores – fall short in capturing the full spectrum of our students' potential. Be part of AASA's initiative to reshape what "ready" looks like across the country. 

AASA's Redefining Ready! Cohort introduces you to cutting-edge, research-based metrics that truly reflect college, career and life readiness. You'll become part of a national movement to transform education policy, legislation and practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Use research-based college, career and life readiness indicators, and new K-8 indicators to shape your district’s direction
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how these readiness indicators play out in different contexts
  • Learn with and from visionary leaders who are at every phase of implementing these new measures of success for their students
  • Work with leaders across the country to more authentically and appropriately assess and demonstrate high school graduates' readiness to survive and thrive in their futures
  • Encourage success for all students beyond K-12 schooling
Who should participate?

Any district leader who is interested in furthering the Redefining Ready! initiative and mission, particularly superintendents, assistant superintendents, district office staff and principals.

Program Dates and Details
2024 - 2025 Meeting Schedule

Virtual Meetings

All virtual meetings will be held from 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET on the following dates:

  • August 15, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • December 19, 2024
  • May 15, 2025

In-Person Meetings

Registered cohort members receive complimentary registration to in-person meetings. Team members and guests are welcome to register and attend at a separate cost.

  • October 14, 2024 | Summit at Grafton School District, Wisc. | Register Today
  • October 14-16, 2024 | Grafton School District, Wisc.
  • March 6, 2025 | NCE 2025 in New Orleans April 14-16, 2025 | Elma School District, Wash.


2023 - 2024 Meeting Schedule

Virtual Meeting Dates

Cohort registrants are encouraged to bring critical team members to the virtual meetings to facilitate collaboration within your district.

September 21, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

December 14, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

March 21, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:30pm ET

May 23, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

In-Person Meeting Dates

Participants will also experience a minimum of 2 site visits in addition to a full day Summit.

RR! Summit - October 16, 2023 | 8:30am - 3:30pm |  Mansfield Independent School District (Texas)

In-Person Meeting - October 16-18, 2023 | Beginning at 4:00pm on October 17 through noon on October 18 | Mansfield Independent School District (Texas)

In-Person Meeting - April 15-17, 2024 | Coxsackie-Athens Central School District (N.Y.)


We're really putting our kids in a position to be the next generation of great employees, great citizens, and great people.
Paul Kelly

Principal, Elk Grove High School District 214 (Ill.)


August 15, 2024 to May 15, 2025


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  • Jessica Gordon

    Program Manager, Leadership Network

    AASA, The School Superintendents Association


2023 RR! Fall Meeting

View the Redefining Ready! photo album from the cohort's 2023 fall visit to Mansfield Independent School District (Texas)

Redefining Ready participants visit Texas

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Impact of RR!

Superintendents Christopher Nesmith (Washington) and Randy Squier (N.Y.) discuss the impact of AASA's Redefining Ready! cohort.

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