College- and Career-Readiness

Teacher Implementation of College and Career-Ready Standards: Challenges & Resources

Roughly seven years have passed since the majority of states adopted college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards. Some states adopted the Common Core State Standards while others adopted their own versions of CCR standards.

The Challenges District Administrators Face: A comparison of C-SAIL and Gallup Poll findings

A recent Gallup poll of superintendents provides insights about the challenges they face—namely improving the academic performance of underprepared students, the effects of poverty on student learning, and resource constraints. C-SAIL’s ongoing work in our partner states as part of our Implementation study takes a similar but focused look at the challenges district administrators face as they grapple with implementing college- and career-readiness standards. Here we present survey and interview findings in light of the new Gallup Poll results.

New York Has Replaced the Common Core. Here's What You Need to Know.

Reviewing our progress and looking ahead: A message from C-SAIL’s director

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How Rescinding DACA Undermines College- and Career-Readiness Standards

Several years ago, when I was a high school ESL teacher I noticed that one of my best students, who I will call Gloria, became uncharacteristically withdrawn and inattentive in class. Concerned by her sudden change in behavior I pulled her aside at the end of class one day to ask her what was going on. At first, she didn’t want to tell me. Then she began to cry. She shared with me that she was undocumented and that she was worried about what was going to happen to her after graduation. I hugged her and tried to comfort her but I didn’t really know what to say.

Half of U.S. high school students say they feel prepared for college, according to new survey

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Who Gets Hurt When High School Diplomas Are Not Created Equal?

Easing of Ohio high school graduation rules is now law - but questions remain