New York

College and Career Ready Definitions
New York has not adopted or made available a definition of college and career readiness.
Accountability Metrics
  • Student achievement status on state tests
  • Student growth on state tests
  • Four-year graduation rate
  • Additional graduation rates (five or more years)
  • Career preparedness performance, including earning credentials or certificates, performance on WorkKeys, and grades in career and technical education courses
  • Percentage of students earning an advanced diploma
Source: Center for American Progress. (2016). Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’. Retrieved from
College and Career Ready Reporting Metrics
Report Card1
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)1
Noncompletion rate1
Entered high school equivalency program1
Dropped out1
Attendance rate1
Postsecondary plans of completers1
Four-year college1
Two-year college1
Other postsecondary1
Adult services1
Other known plans1
Plan unknown1
Individualized education program (IEP) diploma1
High school completion rate1
1. New York State Education Department. (2012). New York state report cards. Retrieved from
Dual Enrollment and Early College High School

Dual Enrollment and Articulation

New York does not have state policy in place that allows students to earn dual credit (ECS, 2015).

Early College High School

City University of New York, Middle College National Consortium, and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation have partnered with institutions of higher education to provide 14 Early College High School programs as part of the Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI). More information about schools participating in ECHSI is available at the ECHSI website (Jobs for the Future, n.d.).


Education Commission of the States. (2015). Dual enrollment – all state profiles. Retrieved from

Jobs for the Future. (n.d.). Schools. Retrieved from

Career Pathways

New York has adopted the National Career Clusters Model and has modified the 16 Career Clusters. The modified Career Clusters are organized and incorporated into six broad “career majors” that are used for organizational purposes by the New York State Department of Education.

The career majors include:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Information Systems
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Health Services
  • Human and Public Services
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences

New York maintains programs of study in each of the 16 Career Cluster areas.


National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. (n.d.). New York [Interactive map of state CTE profiles]. Retrieved from

Career Exploration and Career Plans

New York does not have a statewide system for career exploration or career plans at the K–12 level.

Alignment Between High School Graduation and State College Admission Requirements

High School and College Alignment


High School Graduation Requirements

College Admission Requirements

English Credits:



Mathematics Credits:



Social Studies Credits:

4.0 (including American history [1.0], government [0.5], and economics [0.5])


Science Credits:

3.0 (including life science [1.0] and physical science [1.0])


Foreign Language Credits:



Arts Credits:

1.0 (selected from among visual or performing arts or music)

None specified (N/S)

Additional Credits:

6.0 (health [0.5], physical education [2.0], and electives 3.5])


Total Credits:




Five Regents Examinations in comprehensive English, global history and geography, U.S. history and government, one in mathematics (integrated algebra, geometry, Algebra II/trigonometry, mathematics A* or mathematics B*), and one in science

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or ACT®


New York State Education Department

State University of New York - Stony Brook





Early Warning Systems
New York may have a state-specific Early Warning System, but the system is not publicly available.