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ACCUPLACER Practice Tests

The ACCUPLACER web-based study app features free practice tests in each test subject, giving you sample questions and essays of what you’ll see when you take the ACCUPLACER.

Source: CollegeBoard
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment

This website provides assessments and resources for youth employability and life skills.

Source: Casey Family Programs
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2017

Back On Track DC

This webtool helps DC residents who want to get back on track with their plans to pursue a secondary education credential and a career pathway by matching residents with alternative and adult-serving education programs across the District.

Source: DC ReEngagement Center
Category: Local Social Services, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Building a Successful Postsecondary Preparatory Program at a Back on Track School

This case study of the North Queens Community High School describes how the school helped its students get back on track to earn a high school diploma. It presents tools and resources of various aspects of its postsecondary preparation program.

Source: Jobs for the Future
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers, Current Research
Publication Date: 2013

Career Coach DC

OSSE's Career Coach DC helps people find a career pathway and education and training programs that best fit their interests. Users can search for careers and education programs, take a career assessment, and build their resume.

Source: DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2019

Career Development Framework

The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) Career Development Framework illustrates career pathways through skill development, career readiness, and the transition to the workforce.

Source: Philadelphia Youth Network
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Career One Stop

This website provides tools and assessments for career exploration and preparation.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2018

Clear Expectations on Readiness

Use this guidebook to learn more about how different communities navigate The Pathway to College for their most underserved students and how you could adopt these practices and tools in your own communities.
“While it goes without question that students need strong academic skills to succeed in postsecondary education, our research indicates that “college readiness” must be more broadly conceived. In a recent study, we interviewed almost 200 community college faculty, staff and students. These interviews made abundantly clear that certain non-academic skills, behaviors and attitudes are equally germane to college success.”
 

Category: Current Research
Publication Date: 2012

College Preparation Checklist

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this checklist to help students prepare for college and understand the financial resources available for college.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Financial Aid, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2016

Education Planner

This website provides tools and resources to help students plan for college or career.

Source: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2017