College & Career Readiness

Early College High School

College & Career Readiness

Workforce Readiness

Work-Based Learning

State Models & Research

Research References:


 • Baber, L. D., Castro, E. L., & Bragg, D. D. (2010). Measuring Success: David Conley’s College Readiness Framework and the Illinois College and Career Readiness Act. In Brief. Office of Community College Research and Leadership. Retrieved from


 • Byrd, K. L., & Macdonald, G. (2005). Defining College Readiness from the Inside Out: First-Generation College Student Perspectives. Community College Review, 33(1), 22–37.


 • COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN THE MIDDLE GRADES – ProQuest. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2016, from


 • Conley, D. T. (2012). A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness. Educational Policy Improvement Center. Retrieved from


 • Creed, P. A., Patton, W., & Prideaux, L.-A. (2007). Predicting change over time in career planning and career exploration for high school students. Journal of Adolescence, 30(3), 377–392.


 • Darling-Hammond, L., Wilhoit, G., & Pittenger, L. (2014). Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22(86). Retrieved from


 • DeWitt, S. (2012). Career Readiness: Has Its Time Finally Come? Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 87(3), 16–19.


 • Dymnicki, A., Sambolt, M., & Kidron, Y. (2013). Improving College and Career Readiness by Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning. College and Career Readiness and Success Center. Retrieved from


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 • Hines, P. L., & Lemons, R. W. (2011). Poised to Lead: How School Counselors Can Drive College and Career Readiness. K-12 Practice. Education Trust. Retrieved from


 • Hooker, S., & Brand, B. (2010). College knowledge: A critical component of college and career readiness. New Directions for Youth Development, 2010(127), 75–85.


 • Lombardi, A., Seburn, M., & Conley, D. (2011). Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Academic Behaviors Associated With College and Career Readiness. Journal of Career Assessment, 19(4), 375–391.


 • Lynch, R. L. (2000). New Directions for High School Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century. Information Series No. 384. Retrieved from


 • McWhirter, E. H., Crothers, M., & Rasheed, S. (2000). The effects of high school career education on social–cognitive variables. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47(3), 330–341.


 • Phillips, S. D., & Blustein, D. L. (1994). Readiness for Career Choices: Planning, Exploring, and Deciding. The Career Development Quarterly, 43(1), 63–73.


 • Phillips, S. D., Blustein, D. L., Jobin-Davis, K., & White, S. F. (2002). Preparation for the School-to-Work Transition: The Views of High School Students. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 61(2), 202–216.


 • Pittman, K. J. (2010). College and Career Readiness. School Administrator, 67(6), 10–14.


 • Powell, D. F., & Luzzo, D. A. (1998). Evaluating Factors Associated With the Career Maturity of High School Students. The Career Development Quarterly, 47(2), 145–158.


 • Radcliffe, R. A., & Bos, B. (2013). Strategies to Prepare Middle School and High School Students for College and Career Readiness. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 86(4), 136–141.


 • Rogers, M. E., Creed, P. A., & Ian Glendon, A. (2008). The role of personality in adolescent career planning and exploration: A social cognitive perspective. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73(1), 132–142.

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College & Career Readiness Research Documents:

Sustaining  Career Pathways Efforts

College Readiness Screener Guide

State Leadership in Improving High Schools

Next Generation Career Pathways

ILP's Promising Practices

The College Payoff

Building Career Pathways

College & Career Ready

SREB: Credentials for All

SREB State Definitions

CCR Student Survey

Career Readiness Assessment Brief

SREB Advanced Careers

CTE Enrollment & Attainment

ECHS Toolkit


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