College and Career Readiness Standards

Rigorous Program of Study Framework

Ten Components and Subcomponents

Component 5:


Ongoing relationships among education, business, and other community stakeholders are central to POS design, implementation, and maintenance.


Rigorous college and career readiness standards should:

  • Be developed and continually validated in collaboration with secondary, postsecondary, and industry partners.
  • Incorporate essential knowledge and skills (i.e., academic skills, communication, and problem-solving), which students must master regardless of their chosen career area or POS.
  • Provide the same rigorous knowledge and skills in English and mathematics that employers and colleges expect of high school graduates.
  • Incorporate industry-recognized technical standards that are valued in the workplace.
  • To the extent practicable, be internationally benchmarked so that all students are prepared to succeed in a global economy. >>>Next>>>