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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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High Quality Assessment: Criteria via Stanford

High Quality Assessment: Criteria via Stanford | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

http://edpolicy.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/publications/criteria-higher-quality-assessment_0.pdf?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer79b51&utm_medium=twitter



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Ready WA

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Ready Washington is a coalition that supports college- and career-ready learning standards: Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
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Georgia Literacy Wiki

Georgia Literacy Wiki | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
This Wiki is for Georgia teachers of science, social studies and technical subjects to find, share and discuss resources from around the state. 
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Maryland teachers prepare for tougher math curriculum under Common Core

Maryland teachers prepare for tougher math curriculum under Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Teachers will spend the summer training to roll out Curriculum 2.0 to fourth- and fifth-grade students.
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Common Core: Diamond in the Rough?

Common Core: Diamond in the Rough? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Many teachers are experiencing the common-core implementation as massive second-order change.

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Amy Youngblood's curator insight, June 23, 2013 9:16 PM

When you read this article don't skip the 2nd grade video!

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Experts Urge States To Stay Course on High-Quality Assessments

Experts Urge States To Stay Course on High-Quality Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Top assessment experts craft five criteria they consider crucial to designing new and better tests of what students know.
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Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom cli...
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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:20 PM

Common Core apps to create,capture and connect to the standards.

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Idaho to field-test exams in 2014

Idaho to field-test exams in 2014 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Idaho "will dump its Idaho Standards Achievement Test for 2013-14, to prevent double-testing. Students will take ISATs only when they are required to graduate."


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Idaho's decision to pilot SBAC assessments in 2014 and drop old state assessments resulted from the USDOE decision to allow states more latitude in the use of test scores to evaluate schools, principals, and teachers. This provides a dual benefit:

  1. Students and teachers have an additional year of experience with the new assessments.
  2. Schools are free from the dreaded "dual testing" phenomenon.
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Conversations for Inquiring Minds's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:13 PM

Anyone with children in High School should be aware of this.

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Math: Software for use with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Online Assessments

Math: Software for use with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Online Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

will the states a) make the tests harder; or b) dumb them down?


DALLAS, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the majority of states implement online exams for assessment of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Texas Instruments (TI) is announcing a new program to make its ExamCalc™ software available to assessment providers for inclusion in states' selected CCSS summative assessments.  ExamCalc™ software provides states with online versions of the TI-84 Plus graphing, TI-30XS MultiView™ scientific and TI-108 elementary calculators, for use during CCSS online exams.

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Principals Close Reading With Teachers

Principals Close Reading With Teachers | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Step 1: Annotate

Step 2: Analyze

Step 3: Reflect

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:38 PM

Great Idea for Professional Development! Teacher as the student.

ratzelster's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:57 AM

Super simple.   Easy to understand.  This may be one of the best articles I've read on this concept.....there's been so much fuss and it's really only 3 simple steps.

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:29 PM

Strategies principals use to evaluate teachers by annotating, analyzing and reflecting. 

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The Double Helix: How knowledge is vital for skills in English

The Double Helix: How knowledge is vital for skills in English | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In English education, skills are being detached from knowledge. But teaching skills without knowledge doesn’t work. Instead, knowledge and skills must be integrated, like a double helix.   Only by ...
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New tests mean lower scores and school grades

School grades are expected to drop statewide this summer, barring a “mitigation” of new, tougher accountability standards from the Florida Board of Education.


  • New exams
  • Higher proficiency cut scores in writing
  • Scores from student groups that weren’t previously considered
  • Florida’s safety net last year keeping schools from dropping more than one letter grade is gone.
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Collaboration is Key to Improving Literacy: Study from NCLE

Collaboration is Key to Improving Literacy: Study from NCLE | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"77% of school leaders and educators across subject areas agreed with the statement that “developing student literacy is one of the most important parts of my job.”

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Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum and Assessment Planners

Releasing PARCC Aligned Curriculum and Assessment Planners | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Partner in Education


I’ve been working like a madwoman creatingEvidence Centered Design planners for teachers to use in the coming days and months as they work to prepare lessons and learning for the 2015 Common Core Assessments. Having said that, I’ll add that though these planners can effect that change, they are also just good sense when we think about how to develop lessons and learning whether we are striving to meet the CCSS or just working to be good teachers.

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Common Core Resources for Libraries

Common Core Resources for Libraries | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Common Core and New York Libraries: Division of Library Development, New York State Library


On Monday, June 18, New York State Library’s Division of Library Development released a set of Common Core Learning Standards to be implemented in libraries throughout the state. These new guidelines will impact school and public libraries alike, and are meant to “foster a community of inquiry and literacy that leads to high academic achievement, independent reading and learning, and collaborative efforts throughout a student’s life.”

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Close Reading Resources via NC

Close Reading Resources via NC | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

NC CCSS ELA Close Reading Resources | Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ,8 and Close Reading Passages, Close Reading Lessons Plans, Close Reading Graphic Organizes, and Close Reading NC CCSS ELA Posters 

North Carolina's ELA Common Core State Standards are being implemented fully this year! CCSS ELA testing starts 2014-15! Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students need to prepare for the more rigorous CCSS ELA reading standards with careful examination and study of text demands. The Close Reading CCSS ELA resources below are great tools for teachers to use in the classroom to help students develop stronger reading comprehension strategies and skills.

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Writing in Mathematics

Writing in Mathematics | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Collaborative for Teaching and Learning

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Laurence Cuffe's curator insight, June 24, 2013 5:11 AM

A link to some links on the topic.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:48 AM

Love these links.... Math teachers should, too, with the new standards~

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Is AP better than freshman college courses?

Is AP better than freshman college courses? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

UNC student thinks his freshman courses weren’t as good as AP. What do you think? “ "my high school teachers used better and more efficient methods of teaching than those I saw in my first year of college."


Most of the available data shows that high school students who do well in AP courses and tests do better in college than students who do not take AP.

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LAUSD students must pass rigorous college-prep courses to graduate

LAUSD students must pass rigorous college-prep courses to graduate | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Unifieds incoming freshmen class will be the first that will have to pass a rigorous college-prep curriculum with a "C" in order to get a diploma, which has district officials scrambling to identify and replicate successful...
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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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Heather Campbell's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:35 PM

Key point - teaching research skills as part of everyday instruction 

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:18 PM

Effective online research strategoes

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In 2009, not one state held its students to high standards in reading | The Economist

In 2009, not one state held its students to high standards in reading | The Economist | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

HERE’S a multiple-choice question: if the federal government penalises states where pupils do badly in school, but lets the states themselves set the pass mark, will the states a) make the tests harder; or b) dumb them down?

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Common Core standards are a boon for schools

National standards will help local learning, not federal control.


"Governors and state education officials, alarmed that U.S. students were being outpaced globally, banded together to develop clear and consistent standards. This sensible and badly needed reform should not be derailed by misguided and misinformed opposition."

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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Students today are hyper connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.
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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:24 PM

Evaluating digital sources with Google Docs.

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Should Ohio slow down the value-added train for teacher evaluations?

Should Ohio slow down the value-added train for teacher evaluations? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Ohio’s switch to the PARCC exams, and its implications for teachers’ value-added scores
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Urging students to write in the age of Twitter, texting, and Facebook | eSchool News

In what could be considered the social media decade, there’s often a conundrum in today’s classrooms: Students need writing and critical thinking skills more than ever, but with the proliferation of social media, formal writing is quickly going the...
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