A white paper from Pearson is designed to help educators navigate different approaches to students’ college and career readiness

A new white paper introduces three “readiness models” designed to gauge students’ preparedness for college and workforce success.

On Track: Redefining Readiness in Education and the Workplace,” from Pearson, was written by David T. Conley, Ph.D., Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D., and researchers from the Pearson Research & Innovation Network Center for College & Career Success.

Over the years, the authors assert, educators, employers, and policy makers have changed their expectations. Instead of wanting to assess students’ current knowledge, these stakeholders want to know more about students’ potential to achieve impactful and successful outcomes in the real world.

This has led to evolving student assessment systems, as well as new definitions around what readiness means.

The white paper presents three readiness models, providing the foundations of each model and comparing and contrasting their structures and objectives.

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