Posted on 09/24/2013 at 07:37 AM by Global Reach

If you have participated in any of the Iowa Core Deeper Investigations, you will have seen the expectations for College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards as part of the documents provided to school districts. I want to share those expectations once again so that we realize the ownership of helping students meet these “standards” is across all content areas and grade levels.

Students will be considered college and career ready when they demonstrate independence.  As defined in the state documents “students can, without significant scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex text across a range of types and disciplines, and they can construct effective arguments and convey intricate or multifaceted information.” (  Additionally, students are determined to be college and career ready when they are able to:
•    build strong content knowledge
•    respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
•    comprehend as well as critique
•    value evidence
•    use technology and digital media strategically and capably
•    understand other perspectives and cultures.

For more in-depth explanations of the skills please go to:

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