The Common Core State Standards: Supporting Districts and Teachers with Text Complexity

This resource includes a Council of Chief State School Officers webinar, report, and tools to help support districts and teachers in dealing with the issue of text complexity while adopting the Common Core State Standards in ELA. The report accompanying this resource, Measures of Text Difficulty: Testing their Predictive Value for Grade Levels and Student Performance, explores seven quantitative measures of text difficulty and their ability to predict grade level appropriateness of passages used in ELA assessments.