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College and Career Readiness

Students starting out in college or a career need to be well prepared. The transition from high school or the workforce to college can be a challenge for some students, especially those who are not aware of the expectations and requirements for entering college level coursework. Once admitted to a college, students may take a college placement test to identify the appropriate courses for the individual’s skill level. The resources below provide information regarding college and career readiness in Florida.


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.

Common Core Standards

Successful completion of the high school curriculum and mastery of Mathematics and Language Arts skills are foundational to College and Career Readiness.

Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies for Entry into ENC 1101, Freshman Composition Skills I, and MAT 1033, Intermediate Algebra

Florida Statutes

  • 1007.263 - Florida College System Institutions; admissions of students
  • 1008.02 - Developmental Education definition
  • 1008.30 – Common placement testing for public postsecondary education

State Board of Education Rule

  • 6A-10.0315 (Word) - Common Placement Testing and Instruction
  • 6A-14.030 - Instruction and Awards in Florida College System Institutions
  • 6A-10.033 (Word) - Postsecondary Instructional Unit Definitions
  • 6A-14.065 - Meta-Major Academic Pathways

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