College & Career Readiness


Research References:

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College & Career Readiness Research Documents:

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Sustaining Career Pathways Efforts
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College Readiness Screener Guide
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State Leadership in Improving High Schools
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Next Generation Career Pathways
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ILP’s Promising Practices
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The College Payoff
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Building Career Pathways
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College & Career Ready
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SREB: Credentials for All
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SREB State Definitions
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CCR Student Survey
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Career Readiness Assessment Brief
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SREB Advanced Careers
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CTE Enrollment & Attainment

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