Monday, October 28, 2013

Researching College- and Career-Ready Standards to Improve Student Outcomes

In August, IES worked with the National Science Foundation and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to convene a technical working group to discuss research objectives related to college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics. Forty people were invited to attend (including researchers, practitioners, and federal and foundation staff) the one-and-a-half-day meeting. Participants were asked to focus specifically on issues at the classroom level and to think about short-, medium-, and long-term research objectives. Sessions focused on math and English language arts content, implications for students with disabilities and English language learners, measuring classroom practice, and district and school-level support for implementation.

This meeting summary covers all sessions of the technical working group and outlines both presentations and discussions among participants.

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