Naviance makes college and career planning tools available to students and their parents. Additionally, Naviance CCLR Live offers many free courses to help students develop the skills needed to be successful after high school.
College & career readiness
College readiness refers to the knowledge, skills and behaviors a student should have after graduating from high school as they prepare to enter their freshmen year of college.
Are you ready for college?
College readiness assessments and the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
The state of Texas requires that students take college readiness assessments to determine if they are ready for college before they can take any college classes. There are three college assessments that can determine a student’s level of college readiness:
Definitions of these tests can be found on the testing programs page.
Students who meet College Readiness standards established by the state of Texas can seamlessly transition to college without requiring remediation classes. Remediation classes cost students both time and money since they have to pay for courses that do not apply to a degree or certification before accessing the college-level classes they need to take.
Ready to test?
- Register for the SAT
- Register for the ACT
- TSI-A: Talk to your Success coach
- ASVAB: Talk to your counselor
There are plenty of tools to get ready for your tests. See our College test prep page for practice resources.
What scores are needed to be considered College Ready?
To be considered College Ready, students should earn the following scores on one of the college readiness assessments:
> 480 on Evidenced Based Reading & Writing
> 19 on English AND > 23 Composite Score
19+ on Mathematics AND 23+ Composite Score
> 340–390 on the multiple-choice Writing section AND a 4 on the essay
310–339 on the multiple-choice Writing section AND a score of 4, 5, or 6 on the ABE Diagnostic section, AND an essay score of 5
Included in verbal score
What is postsecondary education?
Postsecondary education happens after you graduate from high school. It doesn't always mean getting a bachelor's degree at a four-year college. Continuing your education looks different from person to person. Getting an associates degree or certification in your field is also a form of postsecondary education.
By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require some postsecondary education - Center on Education and the Workforce
This chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows how your level of education can impact your potential earnings and possibility of unemployment.