Supports for college, career, and future readiness initiatives include data analysis curriculum support and opportunities to promote postsecondary readiness and success. This effort is part of a statewide AEA initiative called AEA PREP (Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership). The five core service areas include: data, transition, partnerships, rigor, and relevance.


Ensure school leaders use Future Ready data sources to drive decisions:

Post-Secondary Readiness

Post-Secondary Data

PREP Trendlines

FAFSA Completion Data


Improve postsecondary transition support services:

Supporting the Class of 2021 Transition Planning

Study: College Enrollment and Completion Among TX High School Grads with a Disability


Improve instruction based on Iowa's Academic Standards, competencies, and 21st-Century skills:

Understanding Proficiency

Iowa Core: Universal Constructs

Exemplar Competencies

Designing for Equity

Regional Educational Laboratory Program

Aurora Institute

Learning Policy Institute


Create partnerships to expand authentic, work-based learning opportunities:


Increase personalized, competency-based pathways to future-readiness:

CBE Guidance

Learner-centered Resources

Career Development in the Early Grades