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ERIC Number: EJ1047711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
Student Reading Growth Illuminates the Common Core Text-Complexity Standard: Raising Both Bars
Williamson, Gary L.; Fitzgerald, Jill; Stenner, Jackson A.
Elementary School Journal, v115 n2 p230-254 Dec 2014
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) establish a challenging text-complexity standard for all high school graduates to read at college and workplace text-complexity levels. We argue that implementation of the CCSS standard requires concurrent examination of historical student reading-growth trends. An example of a historical student average reading-growth curve is presented, along with growth curves for quartile subgroups. Next, a strategy is illustrated for exploring potential alternate student reading paths if students are to attain the CCSS goal. Finally, implications derived from the student growth illustrations are discussed in relation to the Common Core text-complexity standard and its implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 8; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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