Create programs that prepare students for college, careers, andthe new and challenging assessments of the Common Core StateStandards
Written for all educators but with an emphasis on those at thesecondary level, this important resource shows how to developprograms that truly prepare students for both the Common Coreassessments and for college and career readiness. Based on multipleresearch studies conducted by Conley as well as experience he hasgained from working with dozens of high schools that succeed with awide range of students, the book provides specific strategies forteaching the CCSS in ways that improve readiness for college andcareers for the full range of students.
- Draws from research-based models for creating programs for highschool students that will ensure readiness for tests and forcollege and beyond
- Includes strategies and practices for teachers to help studentsdevelop postsecondary preparedness
- Is the third in a series of books on readiness written by DavidConley, including College Knowledge and College andCareer Ready
Teachers can use this valuable resource to understand the "bigpicture" behind the Common Core State Standards, how to teach tothem in ways that prepare students for new, challenging assessmentsbeing implemented over the next few years and, more importantly,how to help all students be ready for learning beyond highschool.
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About the Author
David T. Conley, Ph.D., is professor of Educational Policy and Leadership and founder and director of the Center for Educational Policy Research at the University of Oregon. He is also founder, CEO, and chief strategy officer at the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). In addition, he serves as president of a consulting company devoted to strategic advising and licensing of intellectual property designed to foster new educational methods and models.
Table of Contents
Preface xiAcknowledgments xixThe Author xxiIntroduction 1The Common Core State Standards, Student Ownership of Learning, andCollege and Career Readiness • The Role of Elementary andSecondary Schools • Overview of the Chapters • UsingThis Book to SupportImplementation of the Common Core State Standards1 The New Challenge: All Students College and Career Ready19Why College and Career Readiness for All? • From VocationalEducation to Career Technical Education • The Academic Core• Creating College Readiness and Career Readiness for All• The Rise of College Readiness Standards2 College Readiness, Career Readiness: Same or Different? 37Exploring Readiness More Deeply • Connecting StudentInterests and Goals to College and Career Readiness • Levelsof Readiness • My Definition of College and CareerReady3 The Four Keys to College and Career Readiness 53The Four Keys: An Overview • Key Cognitive Strategies inDepth • Key Content Knowledge in Depth4 The Four Keys Continued: Learning Skills and Transition Skills71Key Learning Skills and Techniques in Depth • Key TransitionKnowledge and Skills in Depth • The Complexity of College andCareer Readiness5 Toward Deeper Learning 99Some Framing Characteristics of the Learning Process •Knowledge Complexity Progression • What Is Deeper Learning?• Four Models of Deeper Learning • Overview of ResearchFoundation for Deeper Learning6 Deeper Learning at the Classroom Level 119Characteristics of the Deeper Learning Classroom • Challengesof the Deeper Learning Classroom • A Closer Look at ScoringStudent Work for Deeper Learning • Deeper Learning, theCommon Core State Standards,and College and Career Readiness7 A Closer Look at the Common Core State Standards 139Where Did the Common Core Come From? • An Overview of theCommon Core State Standards • Structure and Organization ofthe English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards • TheHeart of the Challenge of Teaching the Common Core State Standards• What the Common Core State Standards Don’t Do •Appendix: Key Elements of the Common Core8 The Common Core State Standards and College and CareerReadiness 169The Reaching the Goal Study • Implementing the Common CoreState Standards to Improve College and Career Readiness • WhoOwns the Responsibility to Teach the Common Core State Standards?• Understanding Key Areas Related to College and CareerReadiness • A Key Role for Elementary School Teachers •The Challenge of the Common Core and College and Career Ready9 The Consortia Assessments and College and Career Readiness193The Goals of the Consortia Assessments • Characteristics ofEach Consortium’s Assessment • Preparing for theConsortia Assessments • The Challenge Remaining10 From an Assessment System to a System of Assessments215Performance Tasks: Key Element in a System of Assessments •How a System of Assessments Addresses a Wider Range of Standards• Moving toward Student Profiles11 Where To from Here? 235What Will “Ready” Mean? • A Blurring of the Linebetween High School and College • The Future of the CommonCore State Standards and Consortia Assessments • The OverallOutlookConclusion: Changing Demographics, New Instructional Challenges263Appendix: A Nine-Part Readiness System 267Index 287