One way to save time and money when it comes to college is for a student to be academically prepared for college-level work. For this reason, the Council works with the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky's postsecondary institutions to develop assessments and strategies to assist with student success.
Each year CPE staff work with institutional representatives to determine which assessments should be accepted as statewide college readiness indicators and which scores determine academic readiness.
To be college ready, a student must meet minimum scores in the following areas:
- English (writing)
- Math (quantitative reasoning)
- Math (college algebra)
- Math (calculus)
College Readiness Indicators
- Fall 2022-25 - Kentucky Academic Readiness Decision Band (College Readiness Indicators)
- Fall 2021 - College Readiness Indicators
- Fall 2020 - College Readiness Indicators
- Fall 2019 - College Readiness Indicators
- Fall 2018 - College Readiness Indicators
When a student meets these benchmarks, they can enroll in credit-bearing coursework. If not, the student will be required to enroll in corequisite education courses or a developmental education course (at KCTCS) in the areas where they did not meet the benchmark.
- Minimum requirements for high school graduation - 704 KAR 3:305
- Guidelines for admission to the state-supported postsecondary education
institutions - 13 KAR 2:020
- Core Academic Content Standards for Reading and Mathematics for Introductory College Courses - KRS 164.302
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Last Updated: 2/16/2022