Common Core State Standards

Aligning Transition and Standards-Based Education

This book is essential reading for policymakers, administrators and preservice and inservice educators. It addresses one of the most critical issues today in secondary transition, which cuts across policy and practice, and has never before been addressed in the literature. This issue is the “disconnect” among critical aspects of law and policy that affect secondary school students with disabilities the ...

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Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but present a host of challenges in implementation, especially for struggling students. In this valuable resource, Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the potential of universal design for learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to ...

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The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core: Teacher-Tested Tools for Implementation

Based on the original source document for the Common Core State Standards and tested by 1,000 educators in diverse classrooms across the country, these research-based tools will help readers examine their current practices and adapt existing curriculum. Each of the 40 tools is clearly presented, explained, and exemplified, guiding educators through every stage of implementing the CCSS across the curriculum—from ...

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Webinar: Standard Aligned IEPs: An Educator’s Guide

The Common Core State Standards, with their emphasis on ensuring that all students are prepared for post-secondary education and career upon completion of high school, challenge special educators to help children with disabilities master the same academic content as their regular education peers. To this end, this webinar presents an overview of the programmatic backbone for a new approach: the ...

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Common Core Standards: Mathematics, Grades K-5

Excelling at math is no longer simply a matter of getting answers right. Today, the Common Core State standards require not only computational fluency, but also a deep level of comprehension and critical thinking skills.  Common Core Standards: A Step-by-Step Approach – Mathematics, Grades K-5 guides teachers in implementing instruction that builds the full range of mathematics skills outlined in ...

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Common Core Standards & English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

Recognizing the need for our schools to better prepare students to succeed in life beyond high school, states all across the country have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which clearly identify what students are expected to know in the areas of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics as they progress through primary and secondary school. The CCSS are ...

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Common Core Standards & Mathematics, Grades 6-12

Common Core Standards & Mathematics: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) is an easy access, 6-page (tri-fold) laminated guide by Toby Karten. This classroom tool is designed to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS.M), which define the grade-specific knowledge and procedural skills students are expected to ...

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Aligning IEPs to the Common Core State Standards

Current federal policy requires that alternate achievement standards be linked to grade level content that promotes access to the general curriculum. This succinctly presented book provides a clear framework for aligning academic content for students with an intellectual disability. Focuses on language arts and math, plus self-determination and assistive technology. Includes sample objectives and a case study. By Ginevra Courtade ...

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Webinar: Common Core Writing Standards: Implications for Students with LD and Their Teachers

Learn strategies to adapt to evolving content and grade-level writing expectations as states transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This program will familiarize you with the K-12 CCSS in writing and language and identify grade-level expectations that may be difficult for students with learning disabilities, as well as research-based interventions to support their achievement. After viewing this program, you ...

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Webinar: Alternate Assessments for the CCSS

Learn about assessments being developed for students with the most significant intellectual disabilities, and hear discussion of policy and practice changes that will be necessary to ensure that all students can both learn, and show what they know in the CCSS. After viewing this program, you will be able to: Describe resources available from the National Center and State Collaborative ...

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Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

The “math” is on the wall: unless our youngest mathematicians have a solid understanding of number sense, they have little hope of mastering the higher math that lies ahead. This essential resource helps you identify where K-3 students are likely to struggle, and then intervene with smart, targeted instruction. The authors provide: Teaching strategies that build number sense skills, including ...

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IEPs & CCSS: Specially Designed Instructional Strategies

The Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted in most states in the country, delineate the skills and knowledge that students are expected to possess at each grade level (K-12) in order to be college and career ready (CCR) by the time they graduate high school. They are designed to ensure that ALL American students–including students with disabilities– receive ...

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Webinar: English Language Proficiency and CCSS Assessments

Learn how English language proficiency assessments are being developed to be used with the CCSS, and how students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities will be assessed. After viewing this program, you will be able to: Compare the major components of the developing ASSETS and ELPA21 systems for English language proficiency assessment linked to the CCSS Discuss ...

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