The PrepareRI College Readiness Project

What is the project?

The PrepareRI College Readiness Project represents a strategic partnership between K-12 education and Rhode Island’s colleges and universities to ensure that every student graduates from high school ready to enroll in credit-bearing coursework on a path to on-time college completion.


What are the deliverables?

The work of the Readiness project falls into three primary categories: Readiness, Matriculation, and Communication. Within those categories, there are six primary workstreams, and each has a May deliverable:

  1. Academic readiness: identify and scale successful models preparing high school students with college preparatory math, reading, and writing skills.

    • May deliverables: High schools have information about their remediation rates; RFP released for scaling successful models of high schools reducing remediation rates.

  2. Alignment of Requirements: align high school graduation requirements and postsecondary admission requirements.

  3. CTE college credit: align statewide career and technical education (CTE) standards in STEM fields with postsecondary requirements and provide college credit.

    • May deliverable: Postsecondary institution(s) approve articulation agreements to award college credit for at least one credential in each of the 8 prioritized CTE Board Standards in STEM fields.

  4. FAFSA completion: increase statewide FAFSA completion rate to 85%, with every high school above 70% completion.

  5. Communication: create and share guide to help families and students navigate the transition from high school to postsecondary.

  6. Major-aligned college credit: support students in choosing dual/concurrent credits that align to the requirements of their desired college major.

If you have questions, comments, or would like to learn more about the PrepareRI College Readiness Project, please contact Liz Texeira at