The College Readiness Standards define the core knowledge and skills expected fo students entering college-level mathematics courses and courses with quantitative components. In addition, they provide the information and support students need for a successful transition from secondary to postsecondary education in math. The tandards' development process is designed and managed by the Transition Math Project, a collaborative statewide initiative involving a partnership of educators, students, parents, and local leaders. Such partnerships have included in-depth reviews of existing efforts in education, ensuring an empirically sound, systematic process of standards development. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the State of Washington, the Transition Math Project fosters successful student math transitions form high school to college and the workforce.