2.3 Introduction to the Career and College Readiness Portal

1 The Michigan Standards

Depending on what content you teach, you probably have a special name for your standards; Common Core, Next Generation, GLCE's, HSCE, Early Childhood Standards of Quality, to name a few.  

Did you know that all the standards we use in Michigan fit under the big umbrella called Career and College Readiness Standards?

Career and College-Ready students possess the skills necessary to earn a self-sustaining wage and participate in postsecondary opportunities without remediation.  This means that they:

  • Use technology and tools strategically in learning and communicating

  • Use argument and reasoning to do research, construct arguments, and critique the reasoning of others

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with a variety of audiences

  • Solve problems, construct explanations and design solutions

These characteristics of career & college-ready students are visible within the academic standards, including the arts and the CTE Career Ready Practices. Students that are career & college-ready are provided with opportunities throughout their K-12 education to use technology and tools; engage in argument, reasoning, and problem solving; and to communicate and collaborate.

The Michigan Department of Education provides a convenient place to find all of them! 

Let's take a look at the Career and College Readiness Portal!