Common Core Standards
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July 25, 2011 | Leave a comment This exemplar has been developed to guide high school students and instructors in a close reading of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The activities and actions described below follow a carefully developed set of steps that assist students in increasing their familiarity and understanding of Lincoln’s speech through a series of text dependent tasks and questions that ultimately develop college and career ready skills identified in the Common Core State Standards.
Kathy Hrabluk, ADE’s Associate Superintendent of High Academic Standards for Students, explains Arizona’s Common Core Standards and what they mean for Arizona educators, students and families. (Video courtesy of Arizona Public Media)
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On August 3, 2010, the Indiana State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English/Language Arts (E/LA). Following adoption, the CCSS became known as Indiana’s Common Core Standards (INCC). Indiana's Common Core Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
Brenda Overturf (1) is a member of the International Reading Association's Board of Directors. You can reach her at boverturf[AT]reading[DOT]org (2) . In this series of three posts, we aim to provide an overview of the ELA Common Core State Standards (3) (ELA CCSS) to inform educators, parents, and community members about basic concepts and implementation.