Redefining Ready! Initiative

 Redefining Ready! Cohort     

Redefining Ready! is a national initiative launched by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, to introduce new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are college ready, career ready and life ready.  The initiative is a response to dismal college and career readiness scores reported by standardized test makers that fail to portray a comprehensive picture of student potential. Learn more about the new college and career readiness indicators and join our national campaign to help school districts and systems across the nation continue  Redefining Ready!  

AASA is pleased to invite you to become a member of the 2019-20 Redefining Ready! Cohort. Complete the following  application to become a member.  

Applications for the 2019-20 cohort are currently being accepted with our first meeting occurring April 29-30, 2019, in Mansfield, Texas. The duration of the program will be April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020, an extended term for this cohort only. The cost of the cohort will be $2250. The cohort will meet four times in-person with one of the meetings occurring as a breakfast meeting at the National Conference on Education in February 2020 in San Diego, California. The participation fee covers registration costs for the spring and fall 2019 meetings, the February 2020 breakfast meeting, and the spring 2020 meeting. AASA also provides reimbursement of up to $500 for hotel/travel for three meetings. (No reimbursement for the breakfast meeting at the National Conference on Education).

 With questions contact the AASA program manager, Debbie Magee at

  Redefining Ready! National Scholarship 2018 Contest


 The Redefining Ready! National Scholarship 2018 lets America’s graduating high school seniors tell the world how they are college, career, and life ready beyond a single test score. Examples include completion of an internship, AP or dual credit classes while in high school, near-perfect attendance, or participation in clubs, sports, and school activities.

The story were told via a 30 sec video posted on YouTube and shared on Twitter by using the hashtag #RedefiningReady and tagging @AASAHQ and @Hobsons.


Scholarship Videos 2016 [3:21]   Redefining Ready! Summary Booklet [pdf] Measuring Academic Performance: The Case for Focusing on Grades
  Redefining Ready! Toolkit  
  Press: AASA Spearheads National Campaign to Redefine College & Career Readiness  




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