America’s schools have a profound responsibility to ensure that our nation’s students are college ready and career ready. Standardized test scores – traditionally used as the primary readiness indicator – do not always provide an accurate representation of our students’ potential. Like the global economy, today’s students are driven by ideas and innovations. They should not be reduced down to, or defined by, a single test score. Our students are More than One Score.
Redefining Ready! is a national initiative launched by the AASA (The School Superintendents Association) to introduce new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are college ready, career ready and life ready. Wisconsin is proud to have launched a statewide movement to ensure that every one of our students graduates career and college ready, and CESA 7 is proud to partner with WASDA, the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, Forecast5 Analytics and school districts across the state and country to implement the Redefining Ready metrics to comprehensively measure learning outcomes, drive innovation and improvement, and communicate transparently with stakeholders about our work and our success.