ACT Research and Policy Alert

Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard?

While there has been a lot of discussion about the Common Core State Standards and their international competitiveness, there has been little empirical research to determine if this is indeed a reality. In this first-of-its-kind research report, entitled "Affirming the Goal: Is College and Career Readiness an Internationally Competitive Standard?," ACT determines that our shared definition of college and career readiness is--in fact--internationally competitive.

The report answers three key questions:

  1. What does college and career readiness really mean?
  2. How do we know if our college and career readiness standards are internationally competitive?
  3. How would the U.S. fare if college and career readiness standards were fully adopted and successfully implemented?

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