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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.

Coherence in Our Classrooms

From 2015-2016 ABE Regionals and 2016 Summer Institute - Rebecca Strom, Abby Roza

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.

Introduction to Minnesota’s ABE Content Standards

From 2016 Summer Institute - Astrid Liden & Patsy Egan

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.

Reaching into Rigor

From 2015-2016 ABE Regionals and 2016 Summer Institute - Rebecca Strom, Nadine Holthaus, Amber Delliger; Andy Albee

Sample Program Implementation Plan – Adult Options in Education

This sample implementation plan is from Adult Options in Education, a suburban program with multiple sites.

Sample Program Implementation Plan – AEOA

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.

Sample Program Implementation Plan – Lyndale

This sample implementation plan is from Lyndale Neighborhood Association. Lyndale is a small, urban, community-based non-profit agency.

Sample Program Implementation Plan – Metro North

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.

Sample Program Implementation Plan – Neighborhood House

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.

Sample Program Implementation Plan – NWSC

This is a sample from Northwest Services Cooperative in Northwest Minnesota. NWSC covers a large rural area of the state with multiple sites.

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).

What are the CCRS and Why Should I Care?

From 2014 ABE Summer Institute - Patsy Vinogradov, Lia Conklin Olson, Astrid Liden, Kristine Kelly, Amber Delliger