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Postsecondary Readiness

Published: 1/27/2022 3:54 PM

Postsecondary Readiness 

Postsecondary Readiness (formerly known as “Transition Readiness”) is the attainment of the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions for a student to successfully transition to the next level of his or her educational career. 


The Postsecondary Readiness Indicator is one of six state indicators included in Kentucky’s Accountability System. To demonstrate postsecondary readiness, high school students must earn a high school diploma or be classified as a grade 12 non-graduate AND meet one type of readiness (Academic or Career).  

Academic Readiness Options 

Academic ready students will meet benchmark scores in one quantitative reasoning or natural sciences category AND one oral/written communication; visual and performing arts; humanities; or social and behavioral sciences category from a variety of options: 

  • Meeting or exceeding a college readiness benchmark score on the college admissions examination or a college placement examination as established by the Council on Postsecondary Education; or 

  • Completing two KDE-approved dual credit courses and receiving a grade of C or higher in each course; or 

  • Completing two Advanced Placement (AP) courses and receiving a score of three (3) or higher on each AP assessment; or 

  • Receiving a score of five (5) or higher on two examinations for International Baccalaureate (IB) courses; or  

  • Scoring at or above “e” on two (2) Cambridge Advanced International (CAI) examinations; or 

  • Completing a combination of academic readiness indicators listed above. 

​​Career Readiness Options

Career ready students will meet criteria by earning credit through one of the following options: 

  • Scoring at or above the benchmark on industry certifications as approved by the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) on an annual basis (with additional credit for credentials in career pathways in KWIB-approved high demand sectors); or 

  • Scoring at or above the benchmark on the career and technical education end-of-program (EOP) assessment for articulated credit; or 

  • Completing two KDE-approved Career and Technical Education dual credit courses and receiving a grade of C or higher in each course; or 

  • Completing a KDE-approved or labor cabinet-approved apprenticeship. For more information on career readiness, visit the Career and Technical Education Career Readiness webpage

​​Alternate Assessment Options 

Students participating in the alternate assessment program shall meet criteria based on academic or career alternate assessment requirements. ​

​Postsecondary Readiness Indicator Information

Postsecondary Readiness Indicator Chart

Postsecondary Readiness Contacts  

Academic Readiness  

College Admissions Examination - The ACT

Office of Assessment & Accountability 

Shara Savage (502) 564-4394  

College Placement Examination - KYOTE  

Steve Newman (859) 572-5332   ​

Paul Eakin (859) 257-6798 

Dual Credit (DC), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge Advanced International (CAI)  

Office of Career & Technical Education 

Scott U’Sellis (502) 564-4286  

Career Readiness  

Industry Certifications, Career & Technical Education Dual Credit  

Office of Career & Technical Education 

Scott U’Sellis  (502) 564-4286  

CTE End-of-Program Assessment for Articulation Credit (CTE End-of-Program Assessment)  

Office of Career & Technical Education  

Sherri Craig  (502) 564-4286  

KDE/Labor Cabinet Approved Apprenticeship (Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky-TRACK)  

Office of Career & Technical Education 

Mary Taylor  (502) 564-4286  

Technical Education Database System (TEDS)  

Office of Career & Technical Education  
Claude Christian (502) 564-4286 

Academic or Career Readiness for Students in the Alternate Assessment Program 

Office of Assessment & Accountability 

Jason Howard (502) 564-4394 

Office of Special Education & Early Learning 

Allison Johnson (502)564-4970 

Office of Career & Technical Education  

Sherri Craig  (502) 564-4286  

Rhonda Sims
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2256 Ext 4751
Fax (502) 564-7749

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