College & Career Readiness
College and career readiness means that a high school graduate has the necessary English and mathematics knowledge and skills—including, but not limited to, reading, writing, communications, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving—either to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing two- or four-year college courses without the need for remedial coursework, or in workforce training programs for his/her chosen career that offer competitive, livable salaries above the poverty line, offer opportunities for career advancement, and are in a growing or sustainable industry.
The Office of College and Career Readiness consists of four areas:
Assessment - The Assessment Section manages test development, on-going test maintenance, and oversees the test administration for statewide, large-scale assessments.
Curriculum Services - The curriculum services section provides professional services related to the development and implementation of improved curricula in the schools of the state.
Career Education - Missouri Career Education combines academics and occupational skill training to prepare students of all ages. Training programs are offered in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Skilled Technical Sciences, Technology and Engineering, and Marketing and Cooperative Education.
Guidance And Counseling - The Guidance and Counseling Section provides resources and technical assistance to help ensure that professional school counselors can fully implement comprehensive guidance programs in their schools.