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College/Career Indicator

The College/Career Indicator contains both college and career measures which recognizes that students pursue various options to prepare for postsecondary and allows for fair comparisons across all LEAs and schools.

College/Career Indicator Performance Levels

There are three levels that measure postsecondary preparedness in the College/Career Indicator (CCI):

  • Prepared
  • Approaching Prepared
  • Not Prepared
Prepared Level - Does the graduate meet at least 1 measure below?

High School Diploma and any one of the following:

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway Completion plus one of the following criteria:
    • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments: At least a Level 3 "Standard Met" on ELA or Mathematics and at least a Level 2 "Standard Nearly Met" in the other subject area
    • One semester/two quarters of Dual Enrollment with passing grade (Academic/CTE subjects)
  • At least a Level 3 "Standard Met" on both ELA and Mathematics on Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
  • Completion of two semesters/three quarters of Dual Enrollment with a passing grade (Academic and/or CTE subjects)
  • Passing Score on two Advanced Placement (AP) Exams or two International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
  • Completion of courses that meet the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) a-g criteria plus one of the following criteria:
    • CTE Pathway completion
    • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments: At least a Level 3 "Standard Met" on ELA or Mathematics and at least a Level 2 "Standard Nearly Met" in the other subject area 
    • One semester/two quarters of Dual Enrollment with passing grade (Academic/CTE subjects)
    • Passing score on one AP Exam OR on one IB Exam
Approaching Prepared Level - Does the graduate meet at least 1 measure below?

High School Diploma and any one of the following:

  • CTE Pathway completion
  • Scored at least Level 2 "Standard Nearly Met" on both ELA and Mathematics Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
  • Completion of one semester/two quarters of Dual Enrollment with passing grade (Academic/CTE subjects)
  • Completion of courses that meet the UC a-g criteria
Not Prepared Level

Student did not meet any measure above or did not graduate, so considered NOT PREPARED

Questions: Academic Accountability Team | aau@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0863 
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 7, 2017
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