College and Career Readiness Standards and Key Advances/Shifts for ELA (English Language Arts)
The College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education are a subset of the Common Core State Standards. The CCRS for Adult Education identify the skills that students need in order to “Read Like a Detective and Write like a Reporter.” The English Language Arts (ELA) Key Advances build towards college and career readiness by equipping students to engage with complex text, extract, and employ evidence in order to build knowledge in the content areas.
The Standards may be located at http://www.kyae.ky.gov/educators/ccrs/index.html.
Based on information from OCTAE, KYAE Skills U provides CCRS SBI tools for RLA standards-based instruction and curriculum resource alignment at http://www.kyae.ky.gov/educators/ccrsbi/index.html.
RLA Curriculum/Resource Criteria
To prepare students for the GED®, higher education, and the workplace, curriculum and RLA/Social Studies/Science resources should reflect the following skills identified in the:
- CCRS English Language Arts (ELA) Key Shifts -- Professional Development Tool for CCR Standards in ELA(RLA)/Literacy considered together, these activities will introduce you to the key instructional advances of the CCR standards for ELA/literacy.
- KYAE Skills U Employability Standards
- National Reporting System (NRS) Levels for Reading and Writing
- Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Skills
- Performance Level Descriptors --The GED® Assessment Targets describe the critical thinking skills essential to test-taker success in college, career training, and the workforce. The PLDs based on the assessment targets explain the skills a test-taker generally demonstrates in order to score into one of three performance levels on the 2014 GED® test or GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test, and the skills they need to develop to advance their score.
- High Impact Indicators for RLA//Social Studies/Science --The High Impact Indicators represent particular foundational skills that are the basis for the development of other skills covered in the GED® Assessment Targets. They are not complicated but are important for students to know. They assist instructors in focusing instruction in preparation for the test.
- Relationship Between the High Impact Indicators and Other Content Areas --This document shows the relationship between the High Impact Indicators and other indicators assessed on the GED® test. Instructors can use this resource to focus instructional skills in the limited time they may have available with students.