General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

CampusReady improves college and career readiness for students through a self-diagnostic online tool that provides data, reports, recommendations, and links to resources for both students and staff.

Main constructs measured

Cognitive competencies; Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels Grades 6-12
Publication year for the most recent version


Year originally developed


Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent Student
Method of administration Digital
Number of items


Item format

Five-point Likert-type items

Administration time

45 minutes (students); 60-90 minutes (staff)

Available languages


Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration


Overall score reporting

An overall score is reported.

Subscore reporting

Scores are reported across components and the "four keys:"

  • Cognitive strategies
  • content knowledge
  • Academic behaviors
  • Contextual skills and awareness
Scoring procedures

The measure is scored online.

Interpretive information

Four different reports are generated with information about participation, aspirations, and school strengths.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence is based on 4,649 high school students from 19 schools across nine states.

Reliability evidence

Cronbach's alpha for subscales ranged from 0.70 to 0.91 (French, 2014).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Item content was reviewed by a panel of experts including college professors, teachers, and school administrators (EPIC, 2013).
Evidence based on response processes
Focus groups were convened during instrument pilot to obtain information about item functioning (EPIC, 2013).
Evidence based on internal structure
Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used to find support for the "four keys" (Lombardi et al., 2013).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Positive correlations between CampusReady scores and GPA (French, 2014).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure

French, E. , The Validity of the CampusReady Survey, 2014.

Lombardi, A. R., Conley, D. T., Seburn, M. A., & Downs, A. M. "College and career readiness assessment: Validation of the key cognitive strategies framework," Assessment for effective intervention, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2013, pp. 163–171.

CampusReady Technical Manual, Educational Policy Improvement Center, 2013.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.