Students who are far from reading on grade level should not be expected to meet the higher expectations of the Common Core State Standards in a year or two, said literacy expert David Liben.
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A new research initiative aims to find the most critical vocabulary needed for reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.
April 14, 2015
The toolkit for determining whether publishers' instructional materials are aligned to the Common Core State Standards has grown once again.
April 08, 2015
The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."
March 31, 2015
Students in 4th, 8th and 12th grade show an interesting mix of strength and weakness in their ability to choose the right meaning of vocabulary words in context.
February 11, 2015
Lawmakers vote to delay the 3rd grade reading gate scheduled for this year, but many had second thoughts about their votes.
October 06, 2014
Teachers and academic scholars are debating ways to interpret, and teach, the text-complexity expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
September 23, 2014
The 32-year-old event encourages the reading of books that have been challenged or banned from bookstores and libraries.
September 02, 2014
Elementary students who participated in a music enrichment program for two years showed improvement in their ability to process speech sounds, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
August 04, 2014
Fourth graders struggled with some of the most basic functions on a computer-based writing assessment, according to a recent federal study.