CCRA+ Resource Center

CCRA+ Resource Center

Share these samples and tools with educators to help them better understand how to use CCRA+ to improve outcomes for their students.

College and Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA+) for Grades 6–12

CAE’s performance-based assessments provide a more complete picture of students’ readiness for the rigors of today’s academics and their next steps following graduation by measuring the skills that help them apply their content knowledge effectively — critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication.

The resulting data can be used for formative and summative purposes, including evaluating how well students have developed essential skills at the beginning and/or end of a particular class or academic year, or to measure growth over multiple years.

Sample Assessments

Middle School

High School

Sample CCRA+ Assessment — Middle School

Middle School Healthy Eating Sample

Sample Middle School Parks Assessment

High School Parks Sample

Sample CCRA+ Assessment — High School

High School Community Service Sample

Preparing to Administer CCRA+

Educators can share these documents with students, families, and their team to help them understand what CCRA+ is, what to expect on test day, and how the assessment data will be used to support student growth.

Assessment Prep Materials:
For Administrators

CCRA+ Assessment Prep Materials For Administrators

Assessment Prep Materials:
For Educators & Support Staff

CCRA+ Assessment Prep Materials For Educators

Assessment Prep Materials:
For Parents, Family & Caregivers

CCRA+ Assessment Prep Materials For Families

Assessment Prep Materials:
For Students

Sample Reports

Use CAE assessment reports to:

  • Identify individual student and institution-wide mastery of essential skills.
  • Evaluate how your students compare to peers in your institution and across CAE’s extensive data set.
  • Measure the effectiveness of specific curriculum, interventions, and programs.
  • Provide evidence-based microcredentials.

Resources for Educators

Checklist: Performance-Based Assessment of Essential Learning Skills

Performance-Based Essential Skills Checklist

Infographic: Student Readiness for Academics, Work, and Life

Student Future Ready Skills Infographic

Infographic: Sample Future-Ready Skills Assessment Program

Sample Future Ready Assessment Program

What Skills Do In-Demand Careers Require?

The Future Lies in Upskilling

7 Steps to Create a Portrait of a Graduate

Blueprint for Success Checklist

College and Career Prep Activity Guide

College and Career Prep Guide