LFA College and Career Readiness Tools

As part of the Learning First Alliance “Get it Right” grant, NASSP, in collaboration with American School Counselor Association (ASCA)National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National School Boards Association (NSBA), has developed three college and career readiness resources for principals, teachers, and counselors to utilize as they build a college and career culture in their schools. 


College and Career Ready Toolkit
NASSP and the National School Board Association (NSBA) have joined together to create a “Get it Right” communications toolkit, which is designed to assist school board members, superintendents, and administrators in having conversations within their communities about what college and career readiness looks like for today’s students.


Strategies Handbook for Implementing Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success—Core College and Career Readiness Standards
NASSP, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) are currently developing a digital strategies handbook. The handbook will be based on feedback from urban, suburban, and rural practitioners who will participate in workshops designed to develop strategies that can be integrated within curriculum to help students learn to adapt college and career mindsets and attitudes.

Coming Soon!


Getting It Right Video
NASSP, in collaboration with Learning Forward, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and assistance from WNET, will produce a “Getting It Right” video featuring principals discussing student readiness for college and careers.

Coming Soon!


“College and career readiness, now a commonplace expression, represents a massive shift in the expectations of K–12 schools that we are continuing to unpack and understand. High school completion—college and career eligibility—is no longer a sufficient goal. Instead, principals have recommitted to building the human potential of each student in the school so each student is equipped for the future they will eventually lead.”

– JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of National Association of Secondary School Principals