College- and Career-Readiness

Just How Common Are the Standards in Common Core States?

The Common Core standards were motivated by a simple argument, that “high standards that are consistent across states provide teachers, parents, and students with a set of clear expectations to ensure that all students have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life upon graduation from high school, regardless of where they live.” Thus, the adoption of the CCSS is aimed at increasing national educational equity and quality with the goal of preparing all stu

Using Standards to Promote Reading Engagement

In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. However, missing in his equation is the feeling of enjoyment that teachers hope will accompany such intensive work. Intrinsic motivation is a key component of self-improvement. Similarly, kids should be able to derive pleasure out of the reading they must do in school if they are expected to demonstrate growth.

What Colorado’s numbers tell us — and don’t tell us — about who needs remedial work in college

Common Core, College Readiness Skills Don't Match Up, Study Says

A closer look at college and career readiness

Why The SAT And ACT Should Worry About This New Anti-Common Core Alternative

North Dakota teachers to rewrite math, English standards

Map | First Year Assessments Were Expected to be Fully Aligned to CCR Standards

This map provides the following state-verified data about the timeline of implementation of college- and career-readiness standards (CCR) and aligned assessments in each state and the District of Columbia:

  1. First year state assessments for grades 3-8 were expected to be fully aligned to CCR (by subject and grade)

Note: Data related to state assessments focus on testing plans for grades 3-8, because not all high school grades are subject to statewide assessments.  

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