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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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Parent Toolkit: Resources for parents by grade level

Parent Toolkit: Resources for parents by grade level | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Produced by NBC News, this toolkit will help you navigate your child's journey from pre-kindergarten through high school.
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Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For?

Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Debates about the costs and merits of Common Core tests are raging in states across the country.
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Your Kid Might Be Better Off Learning Math In Kazakhstan Than In These States

Your Kid Might Be Better Off Learning Math In Kazakhstan Than In These States | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Unlike students around the world, Americans do not take the international exam Trends in International Math and Science Study, which measures how primary school students are faring in major subjects. However, a study released by the U.S.
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Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core

Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

How well educators manage to adjust the common core to the needs of each student could prove pivotal scholastically, but also politically, as the standards themselves face skepticism in the states. This special report looks at the challenges educators face in adapting the standards for students with disabilities, English-learners, and gifted students.

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Math: Techniques and tools to implement Common Core State Standards

Math: Techniques and tools to implement Common Core State Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

If you teach math in one of the 45 states (or the District of Columbia) that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), then you, like many educators, are working to align your curriculum with the new academic expectations. The CCSS continues to be a news item as implementation becomes more widespread. Developing a Common Core math curriculum means interpreting the standards in a way that makes sense to students and ensures they are given the tools they need to do well on the accompanying assessments, As you consider how to approach your Common Core math lessons, and think about professional development, keep these implementation techniques and tools in mind as well:

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State defections from Common Core testing consortia won’t greatly affect costs

State defections from Common Core testing consortia won’t greatly affect costs | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
States won’t be able to write high-quality tests for less money, study’s author says.
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Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts

Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts

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Amy Youngblood's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:11 PM

I recieved my copy two days ago.  I haven't started it yet, but after reading the review I can't wait!

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Common Core IT Readiness Check

Common Core IT Readiness Check | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Educators and IT leaders share early successes and stumbling blocks in their Common Core and online testing preparation efforts.


75% of surveyed districts will administer Common Core–mandated online assessments in computer labs.

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40% of New Jersey Districts Face Technology Shortages in Implementing Common Core

40% of New Jersey Districts Face Technology Shortages in Implementing Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
State-mandated standardized testing coming to Verona schools in spring 2015 will force the district to spend as much as $500,000 on a new computer network.
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Common Core standards for K-12 students approved by MI Senate, close to implementation

Common Core standards for K-12 students approved by MI Senate, close to implementation | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Michigan Department of Education could begin implementing Common Core Standards for K-12 students in the state soon, now that the state Senate has given its approval.
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Schools Tackle Common Core Math Standards with Blended Learning

Schools Tackle Common Core Math Standards with Blended Learning | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Four Oakland Unified School District schools have found success in utilizing blended learning models to enhance Common Core math standards integration.
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Sabrina Martinez's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:19 AM

this article is talking about all the things that people are trying to do to teach kids or adults on things. Like the struggles and the good things that go with it. So for this article i think that it has to go with with success and proving that you are smart.

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California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common Core

California groups publish how-to guide for districts on Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The first edition of the Leadership Planning Guide to implement the Common Core standards and assessments was published last week by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association with help from other organizations representing the teachers, school boards, school administrators, charter schools and parents.

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What Works in Writing Instruction

What Works in Writing Instruction | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.
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Educational Leadership:Multiple Measures:Every Day in Every Classroom

Educational Leadership:Multiple Measures:Every Day in Every Classroom | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Tech Assistance in Testing Poses Practical Issues

Tech Assistance in Testing Poses Practical Issues | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The developers of tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards wrestle with how to provide assistive technology for students with disabilities, while assuring test security.
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Myths about Common Core

Myths about Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Conversations have been occurring around the state about the improved standards for education in Florida following the Department of Education’s series of public forums.
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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
“I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we've had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today.

Via Patti Kinney
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Exploring the Cost of Common-Core Tests

Exploring the Cost of Common-Core Tests | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the cost of PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests won't rise by more than a few dollars per student if a substantial number of states drop out of the consortia.
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Engaging students in mathematics: William McCallum

Engaging students in mathematics: William McCallum | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
What if we lived in a world where people knew, used and enjoyed mathematics? What if mathematics made sense to students? What if teachers teaching fractions in Grade 3 could
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Education Nation Lists Common Core Resources

Education Nation Lists Common Core Resources | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.
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10 Key Factors in Secondary School Redesign Needed to Meet Demands of Common Core

10 Key Factors in Secondary School Redesign Needed to Meet Demands of Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

http://springpointschools.org/pdfs/School%20Design%20Principles.pdf


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Misunderstanding Text Complexity: Parts I and II

Misunderstanding Text Complexity: Parts I and II | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By  Burkins & Yaris


This is a two-part series examining two common misunderstandings about text complexity. The first misunderstanding is that texts with harder words are more complex.


Part 1 - http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/misunderstanding-text-complexity/


Part 2 - http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/misunderstanding-text-complexity-part-2/

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Writing: 10 Ways to Promote Writing for an Authentic Audience

Writing: 10 Ways to Promote Writing for an Authentic Audience | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Ideas for using our Student Opinion feature to enable students to experience the power of sharing ideas with real people, to think reflectively and meaningfully and to develop writing skills.
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States hold their own in math and science in global comparisons

States hold their own in math and science in global comparisons | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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