The Department of Education & Early Development has created a comparison tool for to support the transition to the new standards. This tool can be used to assist educators in analyzing the commonalities and differences between the new standards and the Fourth Edition reading, writing, and mathematics standards (Grade Level Expectations).. This tool is a start toward the transition, and districts may choose to augment the document with more detail. All districts will continue to administer the Standards Based Assessments, which are aligned to.....

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8

This resource from The National Academies Press is an update to the previous round of National Research Council publications that redefine what it means to be proficient in science. It provides key ideas on what it takes for teachers to provide high-quality science instruction and to support students in learning science effectively. It also provides a framework for thinking about the core elements of scientific knowledge and practice and provides evidence to support these key elements that.....
This two part rubric and worksheet is for use by individuals responsible for monitoring (1) district-level capacity to support response to intervention (RTI implementation and (2) district-wide fidelity of RTI implementation.

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The Blueprint was created by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and a State Literacy Team of Alaskan educators, to focus on the development of children's literacy from birth to graduation. The Blueprint is intended to provide guidance to policymakers, districts, school and community leaders, educators and families about ways to support all children in becoming literate and prepared to fully participate in their chosen.....

 

The Center on Instruction has published a series of four Improving K-3 Reading Comprehension professional development modules designed to provide key principles and practices that support classroom instruction. Each module provides resources useful to federally funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) programs. The webinar modules introduce the Center on Instruction (COI) and Doing What Works (DWW) websites' tools and resources and address 1) the supporting research, 2) teaching comprehension strategies, 3) engaging students with text, and 5).....

 

This is the second in a series of webinars especially designed to assist rural school staff with implementation of their School Improvement Grants (SIGs). The intended audience for this webinar includes all educators engaged in or interested in improving literacy instruction for adolescents—grades 6–12. The presenters were Dr. Debby Houston Miller and Vicki LaRock from the Center on Instruction's Literacy Team. During this one hour webinar, presenters focused on the following guiding questions: What are the major goals of adolescent.....