High School District 214 believes students should not be reduced down to, or defined by, a single test score.

Standardized test scores – traditionally used as the primary college and career readiness indicator – do not always provide an accurate representation of our students’ potential. Like the global economy, today’s students are driven by ideas and innovations.

In the spring of 2015, District 214 – in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association – launched new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess whether students are college ready, career ready and life ready.

The national initiative, Redefining Ready!, includes indicators that have been developed from research by world-class organizations and that more accurately reflect the educational landscape of the 21st century. Multiple metrics include Advanced Placement courses, Algebra II, early college credits, industry credentials, attendance, community service, among others.

Students learn in a variety of ways. They should be able to demonstrate readiness in a variety of ways. 

Learn more about Redefining Ready! by visiting www.redefiningready.org