The CCRS Center’s mission is to serve the federally funded Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs) in building the capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement college and career readiness and success initiatives. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center is based at the American Institutes for Research and funded through a grant by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
A survey administered by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University found that K-12 and higher education officials in most states are collaborating to implement the Common Core State Standards. In addition, most states reported that colleges and universities have determined that the new math and literacy standards meet standards of college readiness. However, officials in 16 states reported that they have had major challenges in collaborating with higher education.