We are compiling a list of links to resources and references related to Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Included are organizations, reports and publications that we think will be of interest to readers of the book. We recommend that you use these links as resources and not solutions. You'll note that this list is fully searchable.
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An exploration of the Roadtrip Nation Experience, using the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning Rubric to assess the fostering of deeper learning.
EPIC staff can lead workshops for your organization on the topics identified in the book chapters. Please visit the EPIC Workshop and Professional Development Page) to learn more about the services offered and to contact an EPIC representative for further information or scheduling.
A study that analyzed the relationship between eleventh and twelfth grade students’ postsecondary aspirations and their preparation for achieving those aspirations.
An EPIC conducted alignment study to determine the extent of correspondence between the exit-level Common Core State Standards and each of five sets of existing standards (California and Massachusetts state standards, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, the Knowledge and Skills for University Success, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme).
EPIC conducted a crosswalk study between the Deeper Learning Skills (DLS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The purpose of the crosswalk was to understand the ways in which strategies for deeper learning relate to the CCSS.
2012 annual report on the development of a system to determine the degree to which high school students are given a fair opportunity to learn all of Maine’s state standards: Maine’s Learning Results (MLR) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Dr. David Conley explores the Common Core State Standards and the attendant assessments by state consortia and suggests strategies that will result in the most students being ready for postsecondary educational success. This article appeared in State Educational Standard, a publication of the National Association of State Boards of Education.
This toolkit guides educational leaders in using the Common Core State Standards to create curricula aligned to college and career readiness expectations. The document serves to support secondary–postsecondary partnerships working to incorporate the Standards into current practices.
The Carnegie Corporation’s Urban and Higher Education Program‘s goals are centered on creating pathways to educational and economic opportunity by generating systemic change across a K–16 continuum, with particular emphasis on secondary and higher education.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to improve education by expanding the reach of openly available educational resources.
The Business Roundtable’s goal is to promote and develop a well-educated workforce, with an emphasis on the need to improve mathematics and science performance.
These Action and Awareness Steps are suggested activities to help deepen understanding of issues related to college and career readiness and the Common Core State Standards. Activities are organized by chapter, as they are in the book. You can also use the search function if you are looking for something in particular!
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