College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
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College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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Students need more than a diploma

Students need more than a diploma | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Dr. Mel Riddile, director of National Association of Secondary School Principals, told Laurel teachers last week, “It is time to push the re-set button.
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School Librarian's - Resources on the Common Core | School Library Journal

School Librarian's - Resources on the Common Core | School Library Journal | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have become the topic du jour in educational circles, and librarians are key participants in the conversation.

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Translating the Common Core for Dual-Language Classrooms

Translating the Common Core for Dual-Language Classrooms | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
When it comes to putting the new common standards into classroom practice, dual-language teachers must prepare and adapt their instructional strategies to teach the more-rigorous common standards in language arts and mathematics not only in English, but in a second language.
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Teaching the ABCs of College Costs

Teaching the ABCs of College Costs | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
University of Michigan students upset by the cost of a college degree have a new outlet for their frustration: a one-credit course that delves into the university's own finances.
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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...
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Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading

Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
By making Thinking Notes, or metacognative markers, consistent between students when they are reading, you prepare them for a better discussion of the text. Watch how to use this simple strategy to help your students better understand texts.
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Charlotte Danielson connects with #CommonCore

Charlotte Danielson delivers one of the keynote speeches at Chancellor Walcott's Principal Conference on Saturday, June 4, 2011, talking about NYC's instructional…...
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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy

Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. I agree that the taxonomy accurately classifies various types of cognitive thinking skills. It certainly identifies the different levels of complexity. But its organizing framework is dead wrong.
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New standards changing the way students learn

New standards changing the way students learn | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sam Radford expected to pay for college when he sent a daughter off to Morgan State and a son to Norfolk State University.


What bothered him was paying for remedial courses to get them up to speed with where they should have been after high school.


It's something parents of about a quarter of all New York students entering college now do.


That's why, with three sons still in Buffalo Public Schools, Radford is thrilled at New York state's implementation this year of rigorous new English and math standards whose buzzwords are "college and career ready," even for younger students.

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Analytical Writing in the Content Areas

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Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org


Many students are used to writing narratives - stories, description, even poetry, but have little experience with analytical writing. This article is an introduction to six analytical text structures, useful across content areas.

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7 Ways To Become A Better Close Reader And Writer | Edudemic

7 Ways To Become A Better Close Reader And Writer | Edudemic | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Since writing involves providing someone (even if it’s just yourself) with reading materials, trying to comprehend what all that entails is an excellent idea for improving your chosen method of self-expression.


But the best reading is reading accompanied by a functioning knowledge of how to understand and absorb information rather than mere skimming. Fortunately for you, the audience at home, the following tips and tricks might from Online College Courses very well make it happen.

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Effective Principals raise student achievement by between 2 and 7 months in a single school year.

Effective Principals raise student achievement by between 2 and 7 months in a single school year. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

School Leaders Matter : Education Next

Winter 2013


Our results indicate that highly effective principals raise the achievement of a typical student in their schools by between two and seven months of learning in a single school year

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I scooped this resource because I was intrigued how a principal can raise student achievement. Is there a secret sauce? I applaud the article that points out that many schools with privileged populations and admirable student achievement do not necessarily have principals who are effective. I've done much studying on the concept of "value added measures" and certainly the demographics and student populations a school serves plays a large role in student achievement. Regardless of the individual differences, how much is the principal contributing to the overall achievement that is yielded? Would it be better or worse with someone else at the helm?  

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Computer Adaptive Testing: Results quickly, reduced testing time, more reliable data

Computer Adaptive Testing: Results quickly, reduced testing time, more reliable data | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Michelle Davis

Education Week

October 17, 2012


As many states move to put in place online testing by the 2014-15 school year, at least 20 have indicated they plan to use new computer-adaptive versions of the tests.


Benefits of Computer Adaptive Assessments


When Delaware switched to computer-adaptive testing for its state assessments three years ago, officials found the results were available more quickly, the amount of time students spent taking tests decreased, and the tests provided more reliable information about what students knew—especially those at the very low and high ends of the spectrum.


Learning Curve


But the path to launching those tests involved a significant education of students, parents, and teachers, a sizeable technology investment by the state, and the development of hundreds of test items for every exam.

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Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources

Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Spurred by the adoption of common standards in nearly every state, educators are turning to open digital resources as they re-evaluate and realign curricula.
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Framework for Social Studies Standards To Be Released

Framework for Social Studies Standards To Be Released | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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How tougher classes in high school can help kids make it through college

Some 40 percent of students are failing to graduate from college in six years. A study calls for higher-quality college prep, with more advanced math, advanced placement classes, and better advising.
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4 Emerging Trends in Common Core State Standards

4 Emerging Trends in Common Core State Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

An issue brief from the National Governors Association highlights four trends in Common Core State Standards implementation.


Via Missouri Secondary Principals
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Explicit Adolescent Reading Instruction: Pre, During, Post

Explicit Adolescent Reading Instruction: Pre, During, Post | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Improving Adolescent Literacy: An RTI Implementation Guide, by Pamela S. Craig and Rebecca Sarlo contains tools for secondary teachers and school leaders.

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Big-picture, conceptual understanding and working collaboratively to develop greater mastery of topics.

Big-picture, conceptual understanding and working collaboratively to develop greater mastery of topics. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

O.C. classrooms to change under Common Core

H. LORREN AU JR.,

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER


"The emphasis on understanding how many ways a problem can be solved isn't just a common-sense approach to teaching; it's part of the rollout of the new federal Common Core State Standards, a teaching strategy that emphasizes big-picture, conceptual understanding and working collaboratively to develop greater mastery of topics."

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Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards): ALSDE

Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards): ALSDE | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Alabama State Department of Education


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
  • Key Facts
  • ACCRI Flyer
  • ACCRI Brochure
  • Alabama Education News (AEN) article on Common Core Standards
  • Alabama Mathematics Course of Study
  • Alabama English Language Arts Course of Study
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Getting to How: Leading for Long-Term Implementation of the Common Core State Standards | Core Connections

Getting to How: Leading for Long-Term Implementation of the Common Core State Standards | Core Connections | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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