College Ready Standards Are Not Enough To Improve Student Preparation
In an October 14 commentary in Education Week three leading scholars from the National Academy of Education make the point that college ready content standards are just the first step in a long chain of policies to implementation in classrooms.Curricula,tests,textbooks,lesson plans,and teachers’ on the job training will have to be revised to reinforce college ready standards. The authors all point out that current interim or benchmark assessments are mostly designed to predict end of year test scores, but really need to guide the details of teaching. Teachers need help on how to actually teach college ready standards, and how to adapt teaching based on student responses in their classes.
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