Council of the Great City Schools

The Nation's Voice for Urban Education

College & Career Readiness

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Indicators of Success: A Guide for Assessing District Level Implementation of College and Career-Readiness Standards
 
A set of indicators districts might use to track their progress on implementation of college- and career-readiness standards.
55 pages
Spring 2016
 
 
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Implementing Common Core Assessments, Challenges and Recommendations
 
The purpose of this booklet is to help school districts across the country get ready for the new PARCC and SBAC assessments in English language arts. The booklet will briefly summarize important features of both major common core assessments—PARCC and SBAC—outline major challenges that school districts will need to attend to when planning for these assessments, and present proposals and recommendations to school districts to help them in the planning process.
68 pages
September 2014
 
 
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Implementing the Common Core State Standards: Year Three Progress Report from the Great City Schools
 
The Council of the Great City Schools surveyed the progress urban public school districts are making in implementing the CCSS. This report presents the results from this third-year survey.
61 pages
December 2014
 
 
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Indicators of Success, A Guide for Assessing District-Level Implementation of College-and Career-Readiness Standards
 
This document is designed as a self-assessment tool for districts to gauge their progress in implementing college- and career-readiness standards. While we hope that the document is useful to a wide range of staff throughout the district, the tool was primarily designed to help central office leaders and staff assess implementation at a systems level.
55 pages
September 2014
 
 
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Beyond Test Scores: What NAEP Results Tell Us About Implementing the Common Core in Our Classrooms
 
n this report, the Council analyzes student performance on 2013 released NAEP items that reflect the content and rigor of the common core standards, explores how and where classroom instruction may have fallen short of preparing students to succeed at such tasks, and discusses what changes to curriculum and instruction might help districts advance student achievement.
52 pages
July 2013
 
 
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Calendar of Questions 2013-2014
 
A Common Core State Standards Implementation Tool for School Board Members, Superintendents, District Staff, Principals, Teachers, Counselors, Parents, and Students
14 pages
September 2013
 
 
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Communicating the Common Core State Standards
 
A Resource for Superintendents, School Board Members and Public Relations Executives.
52 pages
October 2013
 
 
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Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Urban Public Schools - 2012
 
This report represents findings from a survey the Council did in which 36 Council member public school disricts responded to questions regarding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
28 pages
January 2013
 
 
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