Projects

Support for Implementing College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments

Background

The SECC will work with state education agencies (SEAs) to strengthen their plans for implementing college- and career-ready standards (CCRS) and assessments by (a) identifying and providing high-quality resources that are supported by research-based and emerging promising practices; (b) collecting feedback from districts, schools, and teachers to determine the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the resources and supports they are providing; (c) adjusting and refining their implementation plans and resources to address identified needs or concerns; and (d) developing and implementing an assessment and accountability network of SEA staffs.

The following is a link to the most recent list of CCRS and assessment resources: http://www.air.org/resource/college-and-career-readiness-standards-and-assessment-resource-list which is published on the AIR website.

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: |

SECC team members worked on annotations for approved resources and identified additional ones to be considered. The additional resources are concentrated in shortage areas and are being reviewed for inclusion in the initial list. The process is on schedule to meet the publication deadline. 

 

 

Previous Updates:

SECC team members worked on annotations for approved resources and identified additional ones to be considered. The additional resources are concentrated in shortage areas and are being reviewed for inclusion in the initial list. The process is on schedule to meet the publication deadline. 

 

SECC staff reviewed 75 resources and made recommendations regarding inclusion or exclusion of those submitted resources. A teleconference was held to reach consensus and make final inclusion/exclusion decisions. The team began work on annotations for those approved resources and continued searching for additional ones to be considered.

The inaugural session of the Assessment and Accountability Cross-State Discussion Series was held February 9, 2017. The conversation focused primarily on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the writing of consolidated state plans. Participants indicated that they would like to have these informal networking conversations once every 2 months. One topic that was suggested for the next network conversation was the assessment and accountability issues/concerns for English language learners (ELs). This will be an opportunity for our southeast SEA staff to share and learn from each other regarding EL assessment efforts. Communication with SEA staff has been initiated for feedback on the best date/time to hold the next event.

The team searched for new resources to be considered for inclusion in the summer edition of this document and submitted a partial list of resources to be considered. The partial list is currently in the review process. The project lead will review and make recommendations to the team regarding inclusion. Once this review is completed, the team can begin work on annotations for those approved resources while still searching for additional ones to be considered.

The networking event was rescheduled for February 9, 2017. The necessary communication was sent to state education agency (SEA) staff notifying them of the change. SECC staff continue to seek additional feedback from SEA staff and have held additional team follow-up teleconferences to plan for the event.

SECC staff utilized feedback from SEA staff to guide the planning for the next network event that will take place in January 2017. SECC staff held a team meeting and a follow-up teleconference to plan for the January event. Suggested edits/revisions from the AIR QA review were completed and approved. The final version of the winter iteration of the CCRS resources document was completed and sent to identified SEA staff. In addition, the resource was placed on both the SECC and AIR websites for access to all interested educators. RMC staff are now doing the research and evaluation of prospective resources for inclusion in the 2017 summer edition.

SECC staff compiled feedback from SEA staff on needs and next steps. SECC staff are in the planning phase for the next network event. The final draft of the 2016 Winter Edition of CCRS resources was completed and submitted for an AIR Quality Assurance (QA) review. The QA review was completed and suggested edits/revisions are currently being examined to determine the final phase of editing.

SECC staff continued with phone calls to SEA staff for feedback on needs and next steps. SECC staff held initial conversations to brainstorm for the next network event. The final list of suggested resources was reviewed for inclusion/exclusion by SECC and RMC staff. RMC staff continue to develop and finalize the annotations for the cumulative list of approved resources.