What is Readiness?
Intuitively readiness is a simple concept that applies to individuals and groups in many settings. Only detectable in retrospect, performing well is evidence of having been ready. Judging the degree of readiness requires agreement on what constitutes adequate (or excellent) performance.
Readiness is the responsibility of the person individually who and group collectively that faces the future. To get ready consumes time, thought, and resources. Academically average high school seniors from powerful families growing up affluent and privileged are more likely to be ready for college than stoic students struggling to catch-up from disenfranchised families and communities burdened with poverty.