College, Career & Life Readiness
Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or baccalaureate degree program without the need for remediation. These same attributes and levels of achievement are needed for entry into and success in postsecondary workforce education or directly into a job that offers gainful employment and career advancement.
High School Academic Progress Evaluation
The High School Academic Progress Evaluation helps currently enrolled public high school students measure their credits, achievements and progress in high school to prepare for success in college and careers. Evaluations are based on information from school districts and the Florida Department of Education and provide students with access to records including their transcripts, grade point average (GPA) and assessments such as the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), the SAT and the ACT.
The High School Academic Progress Evaluation can be found at www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/get-ready-for-college-careers.
College & Career Planner
The College & Career Planner helps middle and high school students understand their options, select a graduation plan and map out the coursework they need in high school to prepare them for postsecondary education or training appropriate for their chosen career path. It includes a four-year high school planning worksheet that can be printed and used to fulfill the middle school career and education planning course requirement.
College Readiness Assessments
The PSAT, in some cases, is the most important test a high school student will ever take. It’s a standardized test administered by the College Board. The PSAT names the highest achieving students in the nation to qualify as National Merit Semifinalists. All Broward schools pay and administer the PSAT to sophomores in the Fall.
The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared you are for college by measuring key skills. The SAT is scored on a scale from 400 to 1600. You'll get two section scores, one for Math and one for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW), which is essentially reading and writing sections combined. The scale for both Math and EBRW ranges from 200 to 800.
Because so many students take the test, it also provides schools with data about how you compare to your peers nationwide.
Khan Academy is an educational website that aims to let anyone “learn almost anything—for free.” Students can watch some 2,400 videos in which the site’s founder, Salman Khan, discusses principles of math, science, and economics. The videos are generally seven to 14 minutes long. Ofﬁcial SAT Practice – from the creators of the SAT and Khan Academy
- World-class test practice that’s free to all students
- All online so students can practice anytime, anywhere
- Personalized to show students where they excel and where they need more work. satpractice.org
College Ready Scores
- SAT Writing and Language Test =25
- SAT Math Test =24
- ACT Reading =19
- ACT English =17
- ACT Math =19
- PERT Reaidng =106
- PERT Writing =103
- PERT Math =114
Duke Tip: Duke TIP helps gifted students discover their abilities, explore new academic challenges, and celebrate their accomplishments.
Naviance has Enrichment programs: Check out this comprehensive list of academic and leadership enrichment summer programs. Many of the programs are free, while others charge a fee. Many of those that charge a fee will also offer partial or full-financial aid to students with financial aid and who apply for this aid. Look under the college tab for a list of opportunities.