Prepared for Success Component for Career Tech Schools

Whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, the Prepared for Success component looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students are for future opportunities. 

How is the grade determined?

Primary measures

A district earns 1 point for every student who earns any of the following:

  • ACT or SAT remediation-free scores.
  • An Honors Diploma; or
  • Twelve points through an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in one of 13 high-demand career fields.

Bonus measures

For every student who earns 1 point plus one of the following, a district earns 0.3 additional points:

  • Advanced Placement tests – Scores 3 points or more on at least one test;
  • International Baccalaureate tests – Scores 4 points or more on at least one test; or
  • College Credit Plus – Earns at least 3 credits.

Why is this important?

  • Graduation is not enough. Students must be prepared for further education or work after high school.
  • Whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, these indicators measure preparedness.

Questions to ask

  • Which elements measured in Prepared for Success are our schools providing? 
  • Why are we not offering other elements?
  • Are those moving on to college able to do college-level work immediately?
  • How do we inform parents and encourage students to get involved in these opportunities? 
  • How prepared are our students to get good jobs at area businesses?

Last Modified: 9/10/2018 5:20:28 PM