Tell us how you’re college and career ready and win a free Rammy’s shake!

To kick off the new school year, District 214 is hosting an Instagram contest asking students to share how they’re Redefining Ready.

Redefining Ready! is a research-based, multimetric approach to more appropriately assess whether students are college ready, career ready and life ready beyond a test score. This national initiative was co-launched by District 214 and AASA, The School Administrators Association, to portray a more comprehensive picture of students’ postsecondary potential.

Winners of this one-day contest, held on Monday, August 22, will receive a Rammy’s shake.

Contest rules:

• Follow District 214 on Instagram (@District214)

• In a sentence, tell us how you’re college or career ready by posting a comment on District 214’s Monday, August 22 Instagram image

• Base your post on one or two of the Redefining Ready! indicators noted below

The one-day contest begins 12:01 a.m. August. 22 and ends 11:59 p.m. August. 22.


For more information, contact District 214’s Community Engagement and Outreach Department at To learn more about Redefining Ready!, visit