“Going Deep” focuses on a common challenge many teachers face: How can teachers encourage students to take the intellectual risks necessary to master rigorous academic content? At a time when teachers nationwide are striving to achieve the increased instructional rigor required under new Common Core standards, it’s a crucial topic.
"Students who are college and career ready employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.”
The documents below provide accurate information pertaining to the Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards), including Frequently Asked Questions, Background Information, and Key Facts on how Alabama’s educational standards are preparing students for college and career readiness.
Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative ALEX Page
The Facts About Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative
Frequently Asked Questions
Alabama Education News (AEN) article on Common Core Standards
Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium’s next-generation assessments.
The Salinas Union High School District is one of the few in Monterey County already implementing the Common Core Standards, a new set of goals intended to prepare students for college and career as they move through 12 years of education. Rather than focusing on how much students learn, the Common Core Standards focus on how well they learn it.
All schools in the district are implementing Common Core in math and English, said Dan Burns, associate superintendent of instructional services, although there's still much to do.
I am not against having better learning standards, but I also believe that we cannot be distracted from more fundamental reform of our schools. My recent book with Paul Peterson and Ludger Woessmann, Endangering Prosperity, argues that the future economic well-being of the U.S. is entirely dependent on improving the achievement and skills of today’s students. The Common Core per se does little to ensure improved student outcomes.
Do you think about the impact of tiredness and fatigue on learning? What effect could these have on your training design? Well, unless you can regulate your learners' sleep patterns, tiredness may seem a little beyond your control.
The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides high-quality technical assistance in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
A sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests that are due to debut in the 2014-2015 school year.