Future Ready

Definition of College and Career Readiness in Iowa

Iowa students who are college and career ready have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and strategies to be successful in post-secondary opportunities as demonstrated through multiple sources of evidence, including those generated by students.

College and Career Readiness Definition

Definition of College and Career Readiness in Iowa

5 Future Ready Strategies


Ensure school leaders use Future Ready data sources to drive decisions

TransitionFuture Ready 5 Strategies

Improve postsecondary transition support services


Improve instruction based on Iowa’s Academic Standards, competencies and 21st-century skills


Create partnerships to expand authentic, work-based learning opportunities


Increase personalized, competency-based pathways to future-readiness

Important Contacts

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Sue Schirmer

  • Professional Learning & Leadership Consultant
T.J. Jumper

T.J. Jumper

  • Regional Administrator

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