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College & Career Readiness

Q:  How do I become College Ready?
A:  You  must meet (or exceed) the ACT benchmarks on the following tests:

English  18
Math  19
Reading  20

Students must take a sequence of 3 classes in a CTE career pathway to be considered preparatory. Once the student in enrolled in their third course, they must pass the KOSSA or Industry Certification and meet an academic benchmark (ACT, KYOTE, WORK KEYS, or ASVAB) Learn more at our Bardstown HS Career and Technical Education page.
Q:  What do I have to do to be Career Ready?
A:  Students must meet one academic component and one technical component to be career ready.  
Academic Component Assessment Options
  • WorkKeys 
Technical Component Assessment Options
  • KOSSA Exam
  • Approved Industry Certification 


Q:  What is WorkKeys? 
A:   Test that assesses Locating Information, Reading for Information, and Applied Mathematics that we focus on for Career Readiness
Q:  How can I prepare for this test?
 A:  Create a free account at LearningExpressLibrary.  There is also a link to this site on the Guidance Page. 

COMPASS and KYOTE Practice
Click on each icon below to access helpful sites for preparing for upcoming assessments and providing appropriate interventions.  While these are just links to a few practice assessments and study tools, we encourage you to browse the rest of the site(s) for additional information that may be helpful as well.  

General Practice 

 Math Practice

Reading Practice 

Writing Practice 
Bardstown High School

400 N. 5th Street
Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone (502) 331-8802
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