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.

Data

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

Post-Secondary Readiness

Post-Secondary Data

PREP Trendlines

FAFSA Completion Data

Transition

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

Rigor

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

ACT

Aurora Institute

College Board

Designing for Equity

Dollar Break

Exemplar Competencies

FAFSA

FastWeb

FinAid

Future Ready – Iowa High School Students

Iowa College Aid

Iowa Core: Universal Constructs

KnowHow2Go

Learning Policy Institute

MAP

My Next Move

National Career Readiness – NCRC

Naviance

O-Net Online

Regional Educational Laboratory Program

SAT/CollegeBoard

Understanding Proficiency

YouScience

Partnerships

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

Iowa Internship Toolkit




Relevance

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

ASVAB Career Exploration Program

Career Development in the Early Grades

CBE Guidance

How to Build an E-Learning Environment

Learner-centered Resources

OECD Learning Compass

Steps to Develop a Model to Estimate School and District-Level Postsecondary Success

The Good Life: Financial Skills for Smart Living

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

US Census Bureau