PACE Event

Making It Real

How High Schools Can Be Held Accountable for Developing Students' Career Readiness

In this seminar, Svetlana Darche and David Stern focus on the practical question of how high schools might be held accountable for developing students' career readiness⁠—beyond implementing the assessments being developed to measure students' attainment of the new common core standards in math and English language arts.

Their goal is to propose a feasible indicator of high school students' career readiness that could be included among the measures used by states to hold schools accountable, and would complement and enhance the assessments of proficiency in academic subjects. Such an indicator could address the requirement for a career readiness measure as stated in a new provision of the California Education Code.


  • Svetlana Darche, Director of Career Education, WestEd
  • David Stern, Professor Emeritus of Education, University of California, Berkeley