College and Career Readiness

  • Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language


    Demonstrate independence

    • Students become self-directed learners, effectively seeking out and using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, and print and digital reference materials.

    Build strong content knowledge

    • Students establish a base of knowledge across a wide range of subject matter by engaging with works of quality and substance.

    Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline

    • Students adapt their communication in relation to audience, task, purpose, and discipline.  They set and adjust purpose for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use as warranted by the task.

    Comprehend as well as critique

    • Students are engaged and open-minded-but discerning-readers and listeners.  They work diligently to understand precisely what an author or speaker is saying, but they also question an author's or speaker's assumptions and premises and assess the veracity of claims and the soundness of reasoning.

    Value evidence

    • Students cite specific evidence when offering an oral or written interpretation of a text.  They use relevant evidence when supporting their own points in writing and speaking, making their reasoning clear to the reader or listener, and they constructively evaluate others' use of evidence.

    Use technology and digital media strategically and capably

    • Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.  They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select those best suited to their communication goals.

    Come to understand other perspectives and cultures

    • Students appreciate that the twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are settings in which people from often widely divergent cultures and who represent diverse experiences and perspectives must learn and work together.