Tag Archives: Student Achievement Partners

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

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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

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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

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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

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New College Board Keynote Address

David Coleman gave his first public address as the new College Board President on October 26th (video link here). In the speech he outlines the “work worth doing” and the importance of focusing on “what matters most.” If you are … Continue reading

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Bishop Manogue HS Trains on the CTP

Staff from Bishop Manogue gathered today to review the Close Reading Strategy via video and a Close Reading Exemplar. Below are the resources shared with this audience. CTP Manogue PowerPoint Coleman Describing the Close Reading Strategy Notetaker Grades 9-10 Exemplar … Continue reading

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Common Core in the Classroom

Education Nation is in full swing on NBC. A panel was convened and a lengthy discussion on “Common Core in the Classroom” was shared. Panelists included Monica Sims with America Achieves, Dr. John Deasey, superintendent of LA Unified, and David … Continue reading

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School Librarians Work with the CCSS, September 17 2012

Librarians, at the WCSD Library Services K-12 Meeting, reviewed the “instructional shifts,” the importance of text complexity, and brainstormed non-fiction titles worth reading. Below are the resources used in the presentation. ELA ‘Shifts’ and the School Librarian PowerPoint Notetaker for … Continue reading

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David Coleman on Bloomberg Radio

David Coleman, lead author of the Common Core ELA standards, was on Bloomberg radio this weekend describing his new role as the President of the College Board. In his interview with Jane Williams, Coleman notes what parents need to know … Continue reading

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Liben Presentation to WCSD Educators Now Available

David Liben, Meredith Liben, and Rachelle Etienne, of Student Achievement Partners, were in Reno on August 20th sharing strategies to effectively implement the Common Core. They focused on text complexity, text-dependent questions, syntax, academic vocabulary, writing to sources and the … Continue reading

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