College & Career Readiness

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    Catalog of Instructional Tools to Help Schools and School Districts Implement College- and Career Readiness Standards
     
    6 pages
    August 2017
     
     
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    Supporting Excellence: A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a High-Quality District Curriculum
     
    A framework that provides instructional leaders and staff with a core set of criteria for what a high-quality curriculum entails. This guide includes annotated samples and exemplars from districts around the country. It also provides actionable recommendations for developing, implementing, and continuously improving upon a district curriculum, ensuring that it reflects shared instructional beliefs and common, high expectations for all students.
    72 pages
    July 2017
     
     
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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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