College and Career Readiness (CCR)

The College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 (CCR-CCA) requires that every student assess in a CCR assessment by the end of the 11th grade.

Under §7-205.1 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland:  “Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, all students shall be assessed using acceptable college placement cut scores no later than 11th grade to determine whether the student is ready for college-level credit-bearing course work in English Language Arts, Literacy and Mathematics.”

With a rapidly changing economy and focus on increasing the percent of young adults with a postsecondary degree, the intent of the act is to reduce or eliminate the need for students to enroll in remedial courses in college.

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