The CCSS open the door to success

Do you wish you could leverage the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to equip all students—not just high achievers—with the higher-level thinking skills they need? You can, and this book will show you how. The authors helped lead their district—Rockville Centre in Long Island, New York—in closing achievement gaps and increasing the number of students who completed four-year college programs. The results of their efforts show a remarkable increase in both excellence and equity in English language arts, math, and science. This book outlines the authors' research-based ACES framework for instructional improvement to help achieve similar results:

Acceleration rather than remediation; Critical thinking; Equity in education for all students; Support

Educators will find practical strategies that are applied and developed in model lessons linked to the CCSS and KSUS (Knowledge and Skills for University Success) standards. Understanding why we need to prepare all children to be college and career ready is easy. Making it happen is not. Learn from those who have succeeded, and your students will reap the rewards.

Becoming College and Career Ready

Becoming college and career ready

We have struggled to align student learning at the end of high school with the demands of college-level work, beginning with core areas such as mathematics and language arts … Clear learning goals for these fundamental skills through K–12 education will give students and teachers a better roadmap toward the goal of success in college and life.

Paul E. Lingenfelter, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers

What does it Mean to be College and Career Ready?

Being college and career ready means that our students will leave our high schools with the knowledge and skills they need—whether they choose college, trade school, or a highly skilled job in the 21st century workplace. Although our students will vary in skill ...

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