• The College and Career Readiness Pathway provides the tools and resources to help schools and districts put students on track for success.
  • ReadiStep offers early feedback to support interventions as students transition to high school.
  • PSAT/NMSQT provides insight into student skill levels and readiness for rigorous AP courses.
  • SAT School Day helps expand student opportunities and increase access to college.

College and Career Readiness Pathway

The College and Career Readiness Pathway is a series of integrated assessments that measure a student’s college and career readiness from the eighth through 12th grades. When these assessments — ReadiStep, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT School Day — are used as a comprehensive solution, they systematically and progressively measure the reading, writing and mathematical knowledge and skills that are critical for success in college and careers.

Pathway System

ReadiStep: Intervening Early — An assessment for eighth to ninth grades, providing early feedback to help students identify the skills they need to be college and career ready.

PSAT/NMSQT: Identifying Opportunity — An assessment for 10th – 11th grades identifying probable success in AP and areas of opportunity for improved college and career readiness.

SAT School Day: Providing College Access — A college admission assessment for 11th – 12th grades providing insight into the ultimate measure of a student’s level of college and career readiness and success upon graduation from high school.

SOAS Reports Are Now Available

Summary of Answers and Skills (SOAS) are now available for schools, districts and states that participated in ReadiStep and PSAT/NMSQT in fall 2012. SOAS reports allow you to take a closer, detailed look at your students' scores and skill performance. These can help inform adjustments to curricula and instructional practices and also identify remediation efforts to improve learning. Access SOAS reports.

A System of Tools and Resources

The Pathway is more than a set of assessments — it’s a system of tools and resources. Data, reports and supporting resources help educators identify academic strengths and weaknesses and make targeted interventions to improve student skills. Additionally, tools like AP Potential™ help identify students who may be ready for more rigorous coursework. Beyond academics, college and career planning tools help students explore opportunities for the future. To learn more, see samples of Pathway tools.