Preparing Students for College and Career

Among all the conversation across the country and the globe about 21st century instruction and assessment, college and career readiness (CCR) has emerged as a unifying and overarching goal of K–12 education. CCR shines a spotlight on high school End-of-Course tests as a tool to help educators assess how ready students are for jobs or post-secondary programs upon graduation.

End-of-Course Assessments—Versatile and Effective

State and consortia End-Of-Course (EOC) testing programs typically assess proficiency on core high school courses in English and mathematics, and often in science and history.

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The goals and uses of EOC tests vary across states. These tests can be used with multiple measures to:

  • Target specific skills and competencies
  • Assess the rigor of the curriculum
  • Contribute to the calculation of a student’s course grade
  • Meet diploma/graduation requirements
  • Determine eligibility for state college admission
  • Identify students’ instructional needs (from intervention to Advanced Placement or honors)
  • Provide feedback on instruction at school, district, or state levels

Alignment to Your State’s Goals

Measured Progress has partnered to create or improve EOC programs with dozens of states, including Massachusetts and Oklahoma. We work with partner states to ensure programs provide meaningful information that support states’ goals, meet stringent criteria, and satisfy multiple stakeholders.

Whether states choose to measure their own standards or consortia standards, test core ELA and mathematics proficiency, or measure proficiency in other subject areas, we share their commitment to preparing students for life after high school.