CampusReady is an instrument that examines schools’ strengths and weaknesses in preparing students for college. Originally known as the CollegeCareerReady School Diagnostic when it was first introduced in 2009, CampusReady utilizes David Conley’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness, which comprise cognitive strategies, content knowledge, academic behaviors, and contextual skills and awareness. CampusReady target respondents are students in grades 6-12, teachers, counselors, and administrators. 

CampusReady generates four comprehensive reports: the Participant Information Report, which gathers data on participants; the Aspirations Report, which focuses on students’ future plans; the Four Keys to College and Career Readiness Report, which evaluates college readiness across the four dimensions of David Conley’s model; and the Targeted Recommendations Report, which provides customized recommendations for the school or district that utilized CampusReady. These reports serve as valuable resources for schools and districts seeking to improve their college readiness strategies by fostering students’ knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Additionally, schools gain access to a database of effective interventions targeting college readiness.

Year developed: 2013 in its current version, 2009 as CollegeCareerReady School Diagnostic. 


6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade

Administration Information

Student survey: 45 minutes, school staff: 60-90 minutes.

Access and Use


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Open Access
Use in Research

Conley, D., McGaughy, C., Davis-Molin, W., Farkas, R., & Fukuda, E. (2014). International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: Examining College Readiness. Educational Policy Improvement Center.

Lombardi, A., Freeman, J., & Rifenbark, G. (2018). Modeling college and career readiness for adolescents with and without disabilities: A bifactor approach. Exceptional Children, 84(2), 159-176. 

Lombardi, A. R., Kowitt, J. S., & Staples, F. E. (2015). Correlates of critical thinking and college and career readiness for students with and without disabilities. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 38(3), 142-151.


Computer scoring
Psychometric References

Conley, D. T., McGaughy, C. L., Kirtner, J., Van der Valk, A., & Martinez-Wenzl, M. T. (2010). College readiness practices at 38 high schools and the development of the CollegeCareerReady School Diagnostic tool. Educational Policy Improvement Center. 

French, E. M. (2014). The Validity of the CampusReady Survey (Doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon). 

Lombardi, A. R., Conley, D. T., Seburn, M. A., & Downs, A. M. (2013). College and career readiness assessment: Validation of the key cognitive strategies framework. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 38(3), 163-171. 

Educational Policy Improvement Center. (2013). CampusReady Technical Manual. Educational Policy Improvement Center. 

Psychometric Considerations

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