Tag Archives: Student Achievement Partners

Close Reading—Six Months Later (Core Shifts Blast 13)

Core Shifts Blast 13 focuses on close reading and what the district and the Curriculum & Instruction Department have learned over the last six months. Kim Price, a Common Core Champion and 4th grade teacher at Echo Loder Elementary, shares … Continue reading

Posted in Close Reading, Common Core State Standards, Complex Text, Core Shifts Blast, Student Achievement Partners | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evidence Guides for CCSS Implementation

At the April 19th Administrative and Supervisory Meeting, district leaders explored the CCSS Guides for Planning and Practice. Developed by Student Achievement Partners, the guides aim “to provide concrete examples of what the Common Core State Standards for English Language … Continue reading

Posted in Common Core State Standards, Core Task Project, Informational Text, Instructional Shifts, Student Achievement Partners, Text-Dependent Questions, Writing to Sources | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The Rise of Open Educational Resources

The Hechinger Report posted the following piece (here) on Open Educational Resources. They highlight national efforts including a number of items matched to the Common Core State Standards. Of note is this: In Wiley’s home state, 30 teachers and 6000 … Continue reading

Posted in Basal Alignment Project, Common Core State Standards, Student Achievement Partners | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Publisher’s Criteria Webinar

The Council of Great City School and Student Achievement Partners hosted a webinar describing the Common Core State Standards Publisher’s Criteria (here). You can download the criteria for K-2 here and for 3-12 here. The webinar highlights key features of … Continue reading

Posted in CCSS, Common Core State Standards, Instructional Shifts, Student Achievement Partners | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rubric for Interim Assessments

The Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of Great City Schools released a rubric for interim benchmark assessments for English language arts/literacy. The rubric, written by Student Achievement Partners, is for district and state leaders to review … Continue reading

Posted in Common Core State Standards, Instructional Shifts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Achieve The Core Newsletter

Student Achievement Partners has started a newsletter to keep educators informed about CCSS implementation. You can view the most recent newsletter here which includes articles about the Common Core, updates on the Basal Alignment Project, and an interview with CCSSM … Continue reading

Posted in Common Core State Standards, Student Achievement Partners | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Rewrites Added to Washoe’s 6th Grade BAP Folder

As many readers know, Washoe started an effort to rewrite the questions and culminating activities for the 6th grade HMH materials. Following the procedures outlined by the Council of Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners, questions and culminating assignments … Continue reading

Posted in Basal Alignment Project, Common Core State Standards | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment