logo_ncrfsNorth Carolina has adopted the highest career and college readiness standards in its history to ensure that students have the best opportunity to obtain skills, credentials, jobs, degrees and success in today’s 21st century economy. NC Ready for Success is working with educators, policymakers and stakeholders to foster support for raising expectations and higher standards connecting statewide and regional alignment initiatives and stimulating conversations about the role of 21st century assessment across the state. The SMT Center is a collaborator in this work along with the NC Community College System, the University of North Carolina System, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and NC Independent and Private Colleges and Universities.