Teaching and Instruction

When Complexity Isn’t Enough: Focusing on Content in ELA Curriculum


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How well do you know your English language arts curriculum?

If it’s aligned to college- and career-ready standards, it has students practice increasingly complex skills with increasingly complex texts each year. But what are those texts about?

Top Five Challenges to Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards, as reported by Teachers


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Teachers are the primary implementers of college- and career-readiness standards.

Teacher Implementation of College- and Career-Readiness Standards: Links Among Policy, Instruction, Challenges, and Resources

Using state-representative teacher surveys in three states—Texas, Ohio, and Kentucky—we examine teachers’ implementation of college- and career-readiness (CCR) standards. What do teachers report about the specificity, authority, consistency, power, and stability of their standards environment? How does their policy environment predict standards-emphasized instruction?

Implementation of Kentucky's Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Math: Insights, Innovations, and Challenges in Six Districts

This brief reports how district administrators, principals, and teachers are understanding, experiencing, and implementing the Kentucky Academic Standards in English language arts and math. C-SAIL examines how and what kinds of supports are provided to teachers of all students, including students with disabilities and English learners who take the general state assessment.

Implementation of Ohio’s Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Math: Insights, Innovations, and Challenges in Six Districts

This brief reports how district administrators, principals, and teachers are understanding, experiencing, and implementing the Ohio Learning Standards in English language arts and math. C-SAIL examines how and what kinds of supports are provided to teachers of all students, including students with disabilities and English learners who take the general state assessment.

Implementation of Texas’s Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Math: Insights, Innovations, and Challenges in Six Districts

This brief reports how district administrators, principals, and teachers are understanding, experiencing, and implementing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards in English language arts and math. C-SAIL examines how and what kinds of supports are provided to teachers of all students, including students with disabilities and English learners who take the general state assessment.

Lessons Learned on Standards Implementation from State and District Leaders

 

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