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CCRS for Adult Education

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.

An Introduction to the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

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)

CCRS for Adult ESL – Resources

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.

CCRS Implementation Ongoing Training Suggestions for ABE Programs

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.

CCRS Individualized Instruction Planning Tool – for Programs

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.

CCRS Reading Standards: Foundational Skills K-5

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.

Glossary of CCRS Terms

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.

Program CCRS Implementation Plan – TEMPLATE

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.

Sample Program Implementation Plans

This is a collection of sample CCRS Program Implementation Plans from across Minnesota Adult Education. These programs operate in multiple contexts – rural, suburban, urban, single-site, multi-site, within community-based organizations, and much more.

Text-Dependent Question Stems & Frames to Reach CCRS Reading Anchors (Levels A-B)

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).