The Framework is a compilation of ideas and lessons learned from a variety of sources, most recently the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation plans. The Framework provides a general model for implementing new or revised content standards. The Framework is labeled as version 1.0, recognizing that it may evolve and be updated based on user feedback.
Educational achievement is a pressing issue today for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. National and state assessment results show that AI/AN youth underperform compared to their peers in other groups. Across the board, AI/AN students graduate from high school at a lower rate and drop out of school at a higher rate. The animation and resources below discuss in detail the AI/AN achievement gap.
The goal of close reading is to enable students to deeply engage with high-quality, challenging texts so that they will achieve key goals of College and Career Ready Standards by being able to read, comprehend, and evaluate increasingly complex text independently. This Spotlight centers on the CSAI produced resource, Supporting Students in Close Reading. It also includes examples, multi-media tools, and further reading on the subject of close reading.
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The National PTA has created a new website for districts and schools that wish to hold face-to-face parent nights on the new standards-aligned state assessments. The webpage includes step-by-step instructions and materials that district and school administrators can use to host parent nights. Additionally, administrators can listen to a webinar recording that representatives from the National PTA presented on the tools and resources that they created.
This collection of classroom videos and associated lesson materials were developed to help K-12 educators implement instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards. Accessing the videos and materials are free but require interested educators to sign up. The resources from Teaching the Core were funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
This presentation by Pat Forgione, Executive Director of the K-12 Center at ETS, provides a comprehensive and informative synopsis of the next generation K-12 assessments, which includes the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments. Also visit the K-12 Center’s Assessment Consortia page for more information.