College & Career Readiness requires a range of cognitive demand throughout a lesson, but most traditional texts fail to include appropriate breadth and depth. How do we plan for instruction that includes cognition across all four levels within the time constraints of the class period? You must walk before you can run.
College & Career Readiness is defined at a new level – student performance at a level of synthesis and extended thinking. Kevin Baird shared concrete examples of student work and grading rubrics to support educators in evaluating learning synthesis.
The largest, most difficult, and most impactful “shift” in Common Core and other “Next Generation” learning standards is the recognition that students must be able to perform at a deeper level of cognition – literally, “depth of knowledge”.