Language Arts and Literacy
The Council of the Great City schools has used strategic support teams to make recommendations for enhancing central office systems to improve student achievement in language arts and literacy.
Additionally, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Council is collaborating with the writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other partner organizations to build the tools and support necessary to focus on the successful implementation of the new standards. The K-12 grade-specific standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening and language define end-of-year expectations that are age appropriate, attainable and are aligned to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards.
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Curriculum and Professional Development Resources in English Language Arts and Literacy
For the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards in language arts and literacy, go to the: http://www.corestandards.org/
For information about the next generation of assessments from PARCC, go to the:
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
For information about the next generation of assessments from SBAC, go to the:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium