The College and Career Readiness definition comes from collaboration between the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. College and Career Readiness means that students exit high school prepared for success in a wide range of high-quality postsecondary opportunities. Specifically, college and career readiness refers to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful in postsecondary education and/ or training that lead to employment. Today’s workplace requires that all workers be lifelong learners in order to advance in their careers. Therefore, it is necessary that there be a common set of knowledge and skills that all individuals acquire to successfully transition into postsecondary education or the workplace. All students should exit high school with a full understanding of the career opportunities available to them, the education necessary to be successful in their chosen pathway and a plan to attain their goals.