The Skills Students Need: Four Keys Infographic

With education’s current focus on testing and results, it’s easy for both students and educators to lose track of what student readiness means. This infographic poster highlights some of the key skills students should have when they graduate from high school. This poster can be freely reprinted for display in classrooms or common areas as a reminder to both students and teachers that lifelong learning and true readiness goes beyond fact memorization and test scores.

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Four Keys Reference Guide

Many educators, families, and students are taking a hard look at the current educational system in the United States and finding there is a significant gap between what is and what ought to be if we want our country to succeed in the 21st century. The Four Keys to College and Career Readiness (the Four Keys) provides a framework and common language to use as we work to close this gap by developing systems that support all students as they prepare for the future.

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New Conceptions of College and Career Ready

A college and career ready student possesses the content knowledge, strategies, skills, and techniques necessary to be successful in any of a range of postsecondary setting. Success is defined as the ability to complete entry-level courses at a level of performance that is sufficient to enable students to continue to the next courses in their chosen field of study. Not every student needs exactly the same knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. A student’s college and career interests help identify the precise knowledge and skills the student needs.