Shifts in education and the workplace are changing how we must think about college and career readiness in America. It’s that simple.
To help people navigate these shifts from kindergarten to career (K–Career), ACT has created a holistic framework for understanding education and work readiness, navigating life’s transition points, and achieving success. The framework includes knowledge and skills in four domains:
- Core academic skills that are mapped to learning progressions from K-career
- Cross-cutting capabilities, such as critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, and information and technology skills
- Behavioral skills related to success in education and the workforce
- Education and career navigation skills related to exploration, planning, and decision making
Beyond Academics: A Holistic Framework for Enhancing Education and Workplace Success, an ACT research report, details the framework and each of the four domains.