Ensuring Youth Success Through Kansas’ College and Career Ready Standards
How Kansas’ education standards and aligned assessments will help make young Kansans workforce-ready, military-eligible and crime-free
What happens in our classrooms today will determine Kansas’ future success. But some signs are troubling. For example, only 33 percent of Kansas 8th graders are proficient in math and just 35 percent are proficient in reading. If our young people are not well-educated, they will not be ready for college or careers, including careers in the military, and will be more likely to turn to crime.
Seventy percent of young Kansans cannot qualify for military service, primarily because they are too poorly educated, too overweight, or have a record of crime or drug abuse. Kansas’ College and Career Ready Standards establish what students need to know for success in postsecondary education, their career, or military service, if they choose to serve.
BRIGADIER GENERAL RICHARD (RICK) V. GERACI, U.S. ARMY, RETIRED
Kansas’ strong academic standards and aligned assessments can help ensure that students are receiving a high-quality education, so all students are prepared for success in postsecondary education, the civilian workforce, or the military, if they choose to serve. This report outlines why the Kansas’ College and Career Ready Standards, along with aligned assessments, are the clearest way to demonstrate Kansas’ commitment to a world-class education and show measurable results.