College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
187.3K views | +7 today
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
Curated by Mel Riddile
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Expect More Achieve More

Expect More Achieve More | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The Expect More, Achieve More Coalition is a statewide alliance of business, community, and education organizations in Tennessee that supports high academic standards in public education. The Coalition’s goal is to build statewide and local engagement, support, and awareness of Tennessee’s efforts to raise the bar in the classroom so that every student graduates high school prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce. The Coalition believes that when we expect more, students achieve more.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Comparing the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of IDEAS

Comparing the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of IDEAS | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

How close is the connection between the Common Core State Standards for Writing and the Six Traits of Writing? Somewhat close? Pretty close? Try VERY. In fact, virtually every standard references one trait or another. That’s because the traits are simply qualities that make writing work, and making writing work is the primary focus of both the traits and the CC writing standards.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Speaking, Listening and Quality Conversation

Speaking, Listening and Quality Conversation | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

What do learners need: Quality Conversation


By  Burkins & Yaris


In this post, we explore conversation as a critical piece of 21st Century learning and examine how conversation is supported by the Common Core Standards.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Assignment—The "-ing" in "Teaching"

Assignment—The "-ing" in "Teaching" | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Eleanor Dougherty


An assignment involves a task that is taught with a focus on the "-ing" in teaching. Assignments are recipes for instructional events—lessons in the best sense—and their main function is to create a context for teaching new content and skills and practicing learned ones. That is, assignments aim to teach for learning—not testing, as in an assessment, or merely doing, as in an activity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Podcast: 6 Common Core Instructional Shifts In Literacy Instruction (Pt. 1) | EdReach

Podcast: 6 Common Core Instructional Shifts In Literacy Instruction (Pt. 1) | EdReach | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In today's daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share 3 of six shifts in Common Core literacy instruction.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Parents: Common Core Standards Are Here to Stay

Parents: Common Core Standards Are Here to Stay | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Common Core Standards- What are they? And what do you need to know about them?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Anticipated drop in test scores

Anticipated drop in test scores | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Anticipated drop in test scores as assessments begin to reflect standards that are more rigorous than previous sets.


Stu Silberman, who oversees the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, which has worked for years on education reform in Kentucky, writes in a recent blog post for EdWeek that the state is steeling itself for that test-score drop.


Indeed, during a recent committee meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday joked about whether or not he will still have a job when the state's new test scores come out. Kentucky has undertaken a major public-outreach effort to explain the anticipated drops and build public support to stay the course.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

CCSS in the Middle Grades Classroom

CCSS in the Middle Grades Classroom | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards: We point to essential links, free PD resources, critiques, help for parents & future forecast.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Academic Vocabulary: Common Core Shift #6

Academic Vocabulary: Common Core Shift #6 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Teachers Are at the Core of Common Core | Hanover Research

Teachers Are at the Core of Common Core | Hanover Research | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a voluntary initiative to establish national learning standards for English language arts and mathematics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

A First Day of School Activity that Teaches Argumentation

A First Day of School Activity that Teaches Argumentation | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

My goals are focused around W.CCR.1 and R.CCR.10–writing argumentatively from a variety of complex texts.


Here are my thoughts on an icebreaker that seeks to immediately begin building an argumentative, collaborative culture in my classroom.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

TN Common Core curriculum group begins work

A coalition created to help parents and others understand the new and more rigorous Common Core standards being used in Tennessee classrooms began its work Tuesday.


The group, called “Expect More, Achieve More,” includes more than 100 education, business and civic organizations, including Metro Nashville Public Schools and several other Middle Tennessee organizations. It plans to spend the next year helping Tennesseans understand the changes created in the school curriculum by the new standards.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Most States Providing Common-Core Instructional Materials

Most States Providing Common-Core Instructional Materials | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Nearly all states are developing curricular and supplemental materials to help districts and schools implement the common-core state standards, but far fewer are approving or certifying lists of materials, according to a new report from a Washington-based research and advocacy group.


Four states—Delaware, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Nebraska—said they are requiring that districts use materials aligned to the common standards in English/language arts and mathematics.


All 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted English/language arts and mathematics standards that "reflect the knowledge and skills colleges and employers demand of high school graduates." This includes the 46 states to adopt the common core and the four others that did not: Alaska, Nebraska Texas, and Virginia. (Minnesota adopted the common-core ELA standards, but not the math standards.)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Podcast: 6 Common Core Instructional Shifts In Literacy Instruction (Pt. 2)

Podcast: 6 Common Core Instructional Shifts In Literacy Instruction (Pt. 2) | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In today's daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share 3 of six shifts in Common Core literacy instruction.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

PA New State Graduation Requirements 'Major Shift'

PA New State Graduation Requirements 'Major Shift' | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Pennsylvania students must take three Keystone Exams, and for the class of 2017 and beyond, passing grades are required for graduation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Common Core Sample Lesson: A Raisin in the Sun

A sample lesson on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun


This presentation will demonstrate how teachers can use EDSITEment resources to satisfy the expectations of the Common Core while meeting the diverse needs of students in the classroom.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

The instructional implications for all teachers, not just those who specialize in English Language Arts, are enormous! | Language Magazine

The instructional implications for all teachers, not just those who specialize in English Language Arts, are enormous! | Language Magazine | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Margo Gotleib

Language Magazine


The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are transforming the way that reading is taught and assessed.


The complexity of texts associated with the CCSS exceeds the level of the reading material typically used in our schools.


New proficiency standards are more rigorous and link directly to more sophisticated texts, some of which are intended for post-secondary readers.


To reach the goal of college and career readiness for literacy involves improving rigor in actual content and materials.


The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are transforming the way that reading is taught and assessed. The complexity of texts associated with the CCSS exceeds the level of the reading material typically used in our schools. New proficiency standards are more rigorous and link directly to more sophisticated texts, some of which are intended for post-secondary readers. To reach the goal of college and career readiness for literacy involves improving rigor in actual content and materials. The instructional implications for all teachers, not just those who specialize in English Language Arts, are enormous.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Quick Guide to the Common Core ELA: Key Expectations

Quick Guide to the Common Core ELA: Key Expectations | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Since the Common Core State Standards were introduced, there has been much discussion about what they mean for educators and students and how they will impact teaching and learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Common Core State Academic Standards | Missouri

Common Core State Academic Standards | Missouri | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
RESOURCES FOR K-12 EDUCATORS AND PARENTS in the state of Missouri...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Social Studies: Resources for Aligning to the Common Core

Social Studies: Resources for Aligning to the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
5 Top Resources for Aligning Your Social Studies Curricula to the Common Core   Social studies supervisors and teachers across the country are revising their unit plans to meet their state’s…...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Matching readers to text: Round-Up

Matching readers to text: Round-Up | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The review of our week of posts about using the information the authors of the Common Core have provided us about text complexity to match readers to books.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Most high school students not ready for college!

Most high school students not ready for college! | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Most American high school students are not ready for college, according to two reports released last week. This bad news looms large as freshmen are showing up and settling in at a college near you.
more...
No comment yet.