Educational achievement is a pressing issue today for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. National and state assessment results show that AI/AN youth underperform compared to their peers in other groups. Across the board, AI/AN students graduate from high school at a lower rate and drop out of school at a higher rate. The animation and resources in this section discuss in detail the AI/AN achievement gap.
The Framework is a compilation of ideas and lessons learned from a variety of sources, most recently the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation plans. The Framework provides a general model for implementing new or revised content standards. The Framework is labeled as version 1.0, recognizing that it may evolve and be updated based on user feedback.
The goal of close reading is to enable students to deeply engage with high-quality, challenging texts so that they will achieve key goals of College and Career Ready Standards by being able to read, comprehend, and evaluate increasingly complex text independently. This Spotlight centers on the CSAI produced resource, Supporting Students in Close Reading. It also includes examples, multi-media tools, and further reading on the subject of close reading.
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The new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), commissioned by the Center for American Progress, shows overwhelming support from those surveyed for the underlying fundamentals and principles of the Common Core State Standards. Key takeaways include: 90% of those surveyed agreed that raising standards will make the US more competitive and 78% approved of annual tests in English and math to see that their schools are serving their populations. Please click the above link for the press release or click here for the full polling results.
PARCC’s webpage on score results provide several resources to help students, parents, and teachers understand the students’ results from their participation in PARCC summative assessments. Furthermore, PARCC’s guidance on score reports will help parents and teachers support students’ progress toward college and career readiness.
New America created an interactive map of college and career ready policies of the 50 states. The map provides a current landscape of higher education policies, and clicking a state shows its particular alignment between college expectations and high school standards for college and career readiness.