What is Text Complexity? Steps to Implement Common Core Expectations


Screen shot 2013-11-12 at 12.09.51 PMThe First Common Core Assessment Trend Data suggests Key Priority Actions to meet College & Career Readiness requirements.  The first year-over-trend data for students assessed against College & Career Readiness benchmarks on a statewide basis (Common Core and ACT) indicate key priority focus areas and reveal likely gaps in implementation.  In this month’s webinar for the edWeb.net Implementing the Common Core State Standards community, presenter Kevin Baird, Chairman at the Center for College & Career Readiness, presented the surprising findings, and helped to distinguish the issues of difficulty and complexity – to key but separate goals in College & Career Readiness implementation.  Attendees left the webinar thinking about ways to apply these understandings in their district by using existing resources, and also how to evaluate lesson plans and strategies.  Kevin specifically discussed how to implement certain alignments using Destiny Follett Shelf and other tools.

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