Curriculum & Instruction

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    Shifting Early Literacy Practices: The Story of an Early Reading Pilot in San Antonio Independent School District
    This publication is the result of a collaboration between CGCS and Student Achievement Partners and includes reflections, guidance, and tools developed during a school district pilot focused on “Early Reading Accelerators.” The work has the potential to shape literacy vision and transform reading practices across the country.
    45 pages
    May 2021
    Curriculum Quality Rubric: A Self-Assessment Tool for Districts
    This is a companion resource to Supporting Excellence: A Framework for Developing, Implementing, and Sustaining a High-Quality District Curriculum, that districts can use on their own to assess whether their curriculum reflected the characteristics of an effective curriculum.
    20 pages
    December 2019
    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 and high expectations for all students
    72 pages
    July 2017
    Re-envisioning English Language Arts and English Language Development for English Language Learners
    Read the Council’s new criteria for determining whether English language arts materials are compatible with college and career standards and appropriate for English language learners.
    36 pages
    May 2017
    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
    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