College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards and KYAE Employability Standards
College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. The full report is available by clicking here.
Old versus New NRS Functional Levels (41K WORD) -- The CCR Standards are the basis for the National Reporting System (NRS) Function Level Descriptors. Access this document to view the skills needed for students to move from one level to the next.
More information on KYAE's Standards-based Instruction initiative is available by clicking here.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the latest information on the KYAE Employability Standards.
||CCR Standards for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy with Resources
CCR Standards for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy (510K PDF): These standards appear as Section 4 of the 2013 final report of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education’s Promoting College and Career Ready Standards in Adult Education, an effort to provide states with a set of CCR standards aligned to Common Core State Standards.
CCR Standards Appendix B -- Connections Between Standards (286K PDF): This appendix presents the connections that occur between and among the standards across the domains and may be useful when developing coherent instructional units. The ELA connections are presented on pages 96 and 97 followed by the Mathematics connections.
CCR Standards Appendix D -- Understanding Text Complexity (228K PDF): This appendix presents information on text complexity – what it is, why it is important, and how to determine it – based on the explanation presented in Appendix A of the CCSS.
What's in and What's Out (182K PDF): This chart from Susan Pimentel lists the instructional shifts needed to teach the CCR Standards for English Language Arts. A PowerPoint with more details for each of the ten points can be found by clicking here.
Common Core State (CCS) Standards Appendix B -- Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks (2,847K PDF): These text samples are Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Adult educators will appreciate that the texts of particular interest to adults are indicated by the symbol:
CCS Standards Appendix C -- Samples of Student Writings (729K PDF): These writing samples from the Common Core State Standards exhibit the qualities of exemplary performance at a specific grade in relation to a specific set of criteria for a particular type of writing (narrative, informative/explanatory, or argument).
||CCR Standards for Mathematics with Resources
CCR Standards for Mathematics (479K PDF): These standards appear as Section 5 of the 2013 final report of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education’s Promoting College and Career Ready Standards in Adult Education, an effort to provide states with a set of CCR standards aligned to Common Core State Standards. The eight Mathematical Practices are included on pages 48-50.
CCR Standards for Mathematics Progressions Document (76K WORD): This document from CCR SIA presents the College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics in an alternate format. Here, the standards are organized by both level and domain to highlight the important progressions in the CCRS. Standards associated with the Major Work of the Level (MWOTL) are identified in bolded plain type and standards that support the MWOTL are in italics.
CCR Standards Appendix B -- Connection Between Standards (286K PDF): This appendix presents the connections that occur between and among the ELA standards across the domains followed by the Mathematics connections occurring in Levels D and E with comments on those connections. The ELA connections are presented on pages 96 and 97 followed by the Mathematics connections pages 98-103. This appendix can be quite useful for designing coherent units of instruction.
Posters of The 8 Mathematical Practices (746K PDF) -- Though designed for the K-12 classroom, adult educators will find the explanation and examples of the Mathematical Practices presented in these eight posters to be very helpful in their delivery of standards-based mathematics lessons.
KYAE Employability Standards (24K PDF) -- The KYAE Employability Standards are derived from listening to employers and adult education instructors, and referencing national leaders in workplace preparation including Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Competencies and Equipped For the Future (EFF), among others. Extensive research and vetting contributed to this concise and concrete list of skills. The standards are written as stand-alone statements describing skills the employable adult should possess in order to be successful in the workplace.
KYAE Employability Standards Implementation Guide (647K PDF) -- This implementation guide provides suggested classroom strategies for instructors to teach, and students to learn and master the KYAE Employability Standards.
Introduction of new Demonstration of Skills Document, instructional resources and WIN refresher webinar (MP4)
WIN Webinar (16,831K WMV), September 21 and 23, 2015