Transitioning to College and Career Ready Standards and Aligned Assessments

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This session recorded in 2012 highlighted actionable strategies and lessons learned from leading chief state school officers who have taken steps to transition to college- and career- ready standards and aligned assessments as part of their broader effort to prepare all students for success in postsecondary education and training. Janet Barresi, Superintendent, Oklahoma State Department of Education Mitchell Chester, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Kathryn Matayoshi, Superintendent, Hawaii State Department of Education Facilitator: Laura Slover, Senior Vice President, Achieve The annual American Diploma Project (ADP) Network Leadership Team Meeting took place on September 13-14, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia. The goal of the annual meeting was to give states a significant opportunity to address key challenges and opportunities associated with advancing and sustaining the college- and career-ready policy agenda. Participants had time to engage with national experts, learn from colleagues in other states, and meet in state teams to plan next steps in their ongoing efforts to advance the ADP policy goals. Some of the topics discussed included the economic and equity imperitatives of the college- and career-ready agenda, Common Core State Standards implementation, defining career readiness, K-12 and postsecondary alignment, competency-based education systems, college- and career-ready reporting and accountability, and transition to college- and career-ready assessments. More information is at