Societal pressures on high school seniors seemingly grow by the year. These days, a student’s level of college and workforce readiness is said to be dependent on their college admission test scores, completing the most rigorous high school classes possible, and obtaining AP credit. But research shows that these are not the sole indicators.

ACT recently released a report that claims only 26 percent of 2018 high school graduates were ready for the workforce, but I believe readiness is dictated by so much more than a standardized test score.

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  • About the Author:

    David Schuler, PhD., is superintendent for Township High School District 214 in Illinois, 2018 Superintendent of the Year, and founder of Transeo, a data-driven community service tracking and postsecondary readiness software.