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Career Readiness Assessment

The South Carolina Career Readiness Assessment is a career readiness test administered to all eleventh-grade students to measure the most common skills that employers define as foundational for career readiness.  Students are assessed in four key areas: Soft Skills, Math, Reading, and Data. The dashboard shows the number and percentage of students who earn the Ready to Work (R2W) certificates/Employability Credential and their distribution by type of certificate/Achievement Level. Between 2018 and 2023, Beaufort County school District has had the highest percentage of students earning R2W certificates/Employability Credential but saw a decline in the certificate earnings.


Data Notes  
Definition R2W Certificates:

Level Level Score Requirements Certificate levels correspond to the skill requirements of
profiled jobs in the ACT JobPro® database
 Platinum  Minimum score of 6 on each of the three core subtests*  Indicates the skills required for approximately 99% of profiled jobs
 Gold  Minimum score of 5 on each of the three core subtests*  Indicates the skills required for at least 93% of profiled jobs
 Silver  Minimum score of 4 on each of the three core subtests*  Indicates the skills required for at least 69% of profiled jobs
 Bronze  Minimum score of 3 on each of the three core subtests*  Indicates the skills required for at least 17% of profiled jobs

*Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.


Employability Credential Level:


Level Credential levels correspond to the skill requirements of profiled job zones in the O*NET job career pathways
 Achievement Level 5  Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways.
 Includes 100% of O*NET Job Zones.
 Achievement Level 4  Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways.
 Includes 83% of O*NET Job Zones.
 Achievement Level 3  Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways.
 Includes 59% of O*NET Job Zones.
 Achievement Level 2  Indicates that the student has the foundational skills to pursue O*NET Job Zone Level 5 career pathways.
 Includes 35% of O*NET Job Zones.

*The four domains of the Career Readiness Test are: Math, Reading, Data, and Soft Skills.
Data Source S.C. Department of Education, School Report Card
Last Updated May 2024