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  • College and Career Readiness Standards in Adult Education
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  • Presented by Claudia Bianca Slides adopted from Ohios ABLE Standards-Based Professional System presented at the National Adult Education CCR Training Design Initiative, April 2013 and Susan Pimentels slides from July 24, 2012 2
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  • Why Standards-Based Education? Clarify the shared expectations for success and support to delineate what matters in learning and teaching Facilitate communication through a common language 3
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  • Cheryl Keenans Talking Points from OVAEs Release of the CCRS in Kentucky on 4/29/13 The integration of CCR standards into adult education programs is intended to provide all adult students with the opportunity to prepare for high school equivalency, and to be prepared for postsecondary training without needing remediation. CCR standards identify beginning levels of study, reaching students at their instructional levels upon program entry and positioning them for successful progress toward college and career readiness. 4
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  • Organizing the Standards for Adult Education Panelists bundled the selected standards into five grade-level groupings to more closely reflect adult education levels of learning: A (K1) (CASAS ESL beg. Lit./beg. and ABE beg. Lit.) B (23) (CASAS ESL low intermediate and ABE beg. Basic) C (45) (CASAS ESL high intermediate and ABE low intermediate basic D (68) (CASAS ESL advanced and ABE high intermediate) E (912) ( CASAS ESL adv. and adult secondary/advanced secondary (The CASAS levels are correlated to the CASAS Reading scaled scores) Given that most adult education classes include reading across disciplines, panelists selected science and history reading standards to serve as specific applications of the ELA reading standards. 5
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  • The Common Core State Standards Shifts Build Toward College and Career Readiness for All Students Shift one: Regular practice with complex text (and its academic language) 6
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  • Shift two: Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text 7
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  • Shift three: Building knowledge through content- rich informational texts 8
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  • Whats In and Whats Out for ELA Materials? INOUT Focusing on the complexity of what students can read Focusing only on what students can do with what they read (skills) Texts worthy of close attention Reading any ol text Emphasizing informational texts Emphasizing narratives Coherent sequences of texts Collection of unrelated texts Mostly text-dependent questions Mostly text-to-self questions Writing evidence-based analyses Writing personal narratives Accent on academic vocabulary Accent on literacy terminology Emphasis on reading and re-reading Emphasis on pre-reading strategies Emphasis on particular content (U.S. Founding Documents) Content-free Student supports (pre-mediation) Student supports (only re-mediation) 9
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  • 1. Complex Texts CCSS Materials should include: Concrete evidence that texts align with the complexity requirements outlined in standard 10 Extensive opportunities for all students to encounter those texts, including 1. Read alouds at the lower levels 2. Shorter, challenging texts to allow close, sustained reading of complex texts 10
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  • 2. Texts Worthy of Close Attention CCSS Materials should include: Works of exceptional craft that span eras, cultures, and genres Texts that are a rich repository of ideas and information Specific texts (or text types) named in the standards 11
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  • 3. Balance of Literary and Informational Texts CCSS Materials should include: Equal measures of literature and informational texts at beginning and intermediate levels Substantially more literary nonfiction in ELA at advanced levels 12
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  • 4. Coherent Sequences of Texts CCSS Materials should include: Sequences of texts that provide students with well-developed bodies of knowledge Specific anchor texts for especially close and careful reading Additional, topically related texts that enable students to read widely 13
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  • 5. Text-Dependent Questions CCSS Materials should include: A significant percentage of text-dependent Qs (80-90%) Qs that are text-specific rather than cookie- cutter Effective sequences of Qs that build on each other so students stay focused on the central ideas of the text & learn fully from it Culminating text-based assignments that integrate reading and writing (and perhaps speaking and listening too) 14
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  • 6. Evidence-Based Analyses CCSS Materials should include: Writing to analyze sources as a key task (arguments and writing to inform) Extensive practice with short, research tasks How to plan substantive academic discussions that ask students to draw on textual evidence 15
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  • 7. Academic Vocabulary CCSS Materials should include: Frequent and systematic attention to vocabulary (in every reading) A keen focus on words that appear frequently in a wide variety of texts/disciplines How meanings of words vary with context A focus on word choice 16
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  • 8. Emphasis on Reading and Re-reading CCSS Materials should include: Reading passages that are at the center lesson (and the layout) Highly focused pre-reading activities (no more than 10% of time) Scaffolds & pre-reading activities that do not preempt or replace the text 17
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  • 9. Reading Strategies CCSS Materials should: Put the text first and reading strategies second Introduce strategies when they: 1. help clarify a specific part of a text 2. are dictated by specific features of a text 3. assist with understanding more challenging sections 18
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  • 10. Reading Foundations CCSS Materials should provide: A full range of foundational skills that are gradually interwoven from simple to complex A particular focus on fluency Assessment opportunities that measure progress in the foundations of reading 19
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  • It all boils down to... Texts Worth Reading and Questions Worth Answering! 20
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  • College and Career Readiness for Mathematics Level Major Areas of Focus A Addition and subtractionconcepts, skills, and problem solving; place value; and whole number relationships B Multiplication and division of whole numbers and fractions concepts, skills, and problem solving; fraction concepts; and area measurements C Four operations with fractions and decimalsconcepts, skills, and problem solving; understanding rates and ratios; early expressions and equations D Rates, ratios, and proportional reasoning; arithmetic of rational numbers and integers; linear algebra and linear functions E Solving linear, quadratic, exponential, and simple rational equations; modeling algebraically with functions; graphing functions on the coordinate plane 21
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  • Shift one: Designing learning around coherent progressions level to level 22
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  • Shift two: Pursuing conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and applicationall with equal intensity 23
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  • Shift three: Building knowledge through content=rich informational texts 24
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  • What the Selected Standards Are Not! They do not: Within a level, represent an order in which they are to be taught on a hierarchy of importance. Stipulate how instructors should teach. Offer an exhaustive list of what can be taught beyond the fundamentals specified within the CCR standards. Specify a curriculum, so states choosing to adopt them will need to complement them with high-quality curricula. Specify a national or federal set of mandates. 25
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  • Help for Teachers! Helping teachers prepare their students for the College and Career Readiness Standards Standards-in-Action Available as onsite training, peer training or online facilitated courses 26
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  • Training Necessary for Program Managers to Support Teachers with SBE Webinars to inform you of the following: 1.Text complexity: What is it? How do we measure it? Where do we find instructional resources for it? 2.A condensed version of SIA to support teachers and SBE 3.SBE resources web-based lesson plan clearing house, support for PLCs, state-wide or regional curriculum development workshops 4.Supports for SBE policies, expectations, guidance, incentives 5.Discussion on teacher standards do we need them? 27
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  • Webinar Calendar October 11 th 1:00-3:00 November 8 th 1:00-3:00 December 5 th (live at Directors Meeting) January 10 th 1:00-3:00 February 7 th 1:00-3:00 March 13 th (live at Directors Meeting) 28


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