CCR Standards Resources
The College & Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRS) is the document that lays out the standards for English Language Arts/Literacy, Math, and Foundational Reading Skills. CCRS is one of the three components - along with the Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) and the Northstar Digital Literacy Standards - of the Minnesota ABE content standards.
From 2015 ESL Institute - Suzanne McCurdy & Janet Sparks
Webinar, recorded on 1/28/15 - Patsy Egan, Lia Conklin Olson, Astrid Liden, Kristine Kelly, Amber Delliger (members of the MN ABE CCRS Implementation Team)
This handout compiled by CASAS in 2014 provides links to resources related to CCRS and Adult ESL, as well as a handy list of acronyms.
Eager to do more with CCRS, but don't have a lot of time? The following are some ideas for ongoing CCRS training that can be done in less than an hour! Consider one of these for a staff meetings or PLC.
The CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool is intended to help teachers in one-room school house or other individualized instruction settings plan and document standards-aligned experiences for all students. This document could be used as a teacher planning tool or as a tracking document in a student’s folder.
Free, reproducible student activities aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading Foundational Skills (and other ELA standards). They are organized by grade levels (K-5), provide teacher pages outlining objectives/materials/steps, and include student pages without a childish appearance.
This glossary contains general, ELA-specific and math-specific terms to help you with your CCRS implementation and support of colleagues in your program. This resource also includes some terms specific to the ELA and math shifts.
From 2016 Summer Institute - Astrid Liden & Patsy Egan
This blank template was designed to help program teams in the CCRS Implementation Cohort expand several key components of standards implementation beyond their cohort participants.
From North ABE Fall 2016 Regional - Stephanie Sommers
This sample implementation plan is from Adult Options in Education, a suburban program with multiple sites.
AEOA (Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency) serves ABE learners in several counties in northeast Minnesota. CCRS implementation in this area is unique, and this plan includes innovative responses to challenges related to the large geographic area and to the rural and part-time nature of this ABE context.
This sample implementation plan is from Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Lyndale is a small, urban, community-based non-profit agency.
This sample implementation plan is from Metro North, Columbia Heights. Metro North is a large, suburban program, and Columbia Heights is a site within that larger consortium.
Neighborhood House is a community-based organization in St. Paul that serves many non-native speakers of English. This plan includes ideas for CCRS implementation at a site in a very diverse, urban setting that uses many volunteers to support instruction.
This is a sample from Northwest Services Cooperative in Northwest Minnesota. NWSC covers a large rural area of the state with multiple sites.
How can we ask text-dependent questions (TDQs) at lower levels, when students' English language and literacy is still emerging? This handout offers a range of question stems and TDQ ideas for teachers at low-levels (CCRS A & B).
From 2014 ABE Summer Institute - Patsy Vinogradov, Lia Conklin Olson, Astrid Liden, Kristine Kelly, Amber Delliger