The free benchmarking survey was designed to capture perspectives from multiple levels—so it's appropriate for any school or district leader. The best practices cover K-12 grades with a focus on middle school+. Most districts find the highest value in collecting data from multiple stakeholders (e.g. Director of CTE, Director of Counseling) to identify internal misalignment and build buy-in around the results.
The report compares scores across five core sections of CCR:
1 - Providing a Range of Postsecondary Options
2 - Data & Key Metrics
3 - Support & Expectations
4 - Stakeholder Communication
5 - Tools & Resources
Download the full 2022 K-12 CCR Benchmark Report here.
The CCR Benchmark Initiative is a collaboration between multiple K-12 education organizations with expertise in career and college readiness. The self-assessment was designed in coordination with WGU Labs, an affiliate of Western Governors University. The report will be compiled by MajorClarity, with aligned resources provided by the National Technical Honor Society and Mesa Cloud.
The Career and College Readiness Benchmarking Initiative is designed to help district leaders improve their own CCR efforts through transparent data and a common set of best practices.
Examples for using the District Self-Assessment:
- Gather baseline data for grant applications and school improvement plans
- Take as a team and debrief results to build buy-in around CCR initiatives
- Complete the benchmark as a pre- and post-assessment, to track longitudinal shifts in CCR organizational efforts
Examples for using the CCR Benchmark Report data:
- Prioritize initiatives and spending by comparing your scores to national averages
- Engage stakeholders with a team discussion about relevant excerpts from the report
- Build buy-in for CCR initiatives and improve grant requests with national data about CCR needs