College and career readiness (CCR) indicators are used for high school accountability in 37 states. However, without a uniform way to measure CCR, states developed different metrics for how students are deemed prepared. This raises questions of which approaches are more effective, which we explored in Undermeasuring: College and Career Readiness Indicators May Not Reflect College and Career Outcomes. We found that many CCR indicators may be “undermeasuring” students’ postsecondary potential, just as many highly qualified students are “undermatched” and do not enroll in colleges that reflect their abilities.
Given these findings, the report offered several recommendations to improve CCR indicators and highlighted a number of states leading the way. In this series, we follow up with three of them: California, Louisiana, and Georgia.