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What does College and Career Ready mean?
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Monday, July 25, 2016
College & Career
College & Career
A brief explanation of CCR

 College & Career Readiness


Senate Bill 1 was put in place for the Preschool – Grade 12 education system to ensure students are ready for college or to enter the work force.


A partnership between The Kentucky Department of Education and The Council on Post-Secondary Education established these standards.


College readiness is the level of preparation a student entering college needs in order to be successful in credit-bearing courses without the need for remediation.


It has been determined through research, the skills needed to be successful in the work force are basically the same as the skills needed to succeed in college.

The scores listed below are benchmark scores which determine a student to be college and career ready based on the ACT Test. 

ACT Scores

English 18

Math 19

Reading 20



Benchmark Scores for Compass Test

English 74

Math 36

Reading 85


The COMPASS Test is an opportunity for seniors who have not met the ACT Benchmarks.


These scores can be used for course placement – not for college admissions.


This test does not replace the ACT as an admissions exam.

The links below will assist students in preparing for the Compass Test.



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