College and Career Readiness Instructional Standards
College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education's full report is available by clicking here.
New NRS Educational Functional Level Descriptors (41K WORD) -- The CCR Standards are the basis for the National Reporting System (NRS) Function Level Descriptors. Access this document to view the skills needed for students to move from one level to the next.
More information on Kentucky Skills U's Standards-based Instruction initiative.
You can also access Kentucky Skills U Employability Standards by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
CCR Standards for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy with Resources
CCR Standards for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy (510K PDF): These standards appear as Section 4 of the 2013 final report of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Promoting College and Career Ready Standards in Adult Education, an effort to provide states with a set of CCR standards aligned to Common Core State Standards.
CCR Standards Appendix B -- Connections Between Standards (286K PDF): This appendix presents the connections that occur between and among the standards across the domains and may be useful when developing coherent instructional units.
CCR Standards Appendix D -- Understanding Text Complexity (228K PDF): This appendix presents information on text complexity – what it is, why it is important, and how to determine it – based on the explanation presented in Appendix A of the CCSS.
What's in and What's Out (182K PDF): This chart from Susan Pimentel lists the instructional shifts needed to teach the CCR Standards for English Language Arts.
Common Core State (CCS) Standards Appendix B -- Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks (2,847K PDF): These text samples are Appendix B of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Adult educators will appreciate that the texts of particular interest to adults are indicated by the book symbol within the document.
CCS Standards Appendix C -- Samples of Student Writings (729K PDF): These writing samples from the Common Core State Standards exhibit the qualities of exemplary performance at a specific grade in relation to a specific set of criteria for a particular type of writing (narrative, informative/explanatory, or argument).
CCR Standards for Mathematics with Resources
CCR Standards for Mathematics (479K PDF): These standards appear as Section 5 of the 2013 final report of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Promoting College and Career Ready Standards in Adult Education, an effort to provide states with a set of CCR standards aligned to Common Core State Standards. The eight Mathematical Practices are included on pages 48-50.
CCR Standards for Mathematics Progressions Document (361K PDF): This document from CCR SIA presents the College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics in an alternate format. Here, the standards are organized by both level and domain to highlight the important progressions in the CCRS. Standards associated with the Major Work of the Level (MWOTL) are identified in bold, plain type and standards that support the MWOTL are in italics. This list from OCTAE presents the major areas of focus for each level of the CCR Standards for Mathematics. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the standards.
Major Work of the Level List (16K WORD): This list from OCTAE presents the major areas of focus for each level of the CCR Standards for Mathematics. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the standards.
Guide to Effectively Managing Higher-Level Content Standards in Mathematics (472K PDF): The purpose of this guide from OCTAE is to assist instructors in meeting the challenges of organizing Levels D and E mathematical content within the limited instructional time that most adult educators have with their students.
CCR Standards Appendix B -- Connection Between Standards (271K PDF): This appendix presents the connections that occur between and among the ELA standards across the domains followed by the Mathematics connections occurring in Levels D and E with comments on those connections. This appendix can be quite useful for designing coherent units of instruction.
Posters of The 8 Mathematical Practices (746K PDF): Though designed for the K-12 classroom, adult educators will find the explanation and examples of the Mathematical Practices presented in these eight posters to be very helpful in their delivery of standards-based mathematics lessons.
Standards for Mathematical Practice Student “Look- Fors” (743K PDF) – Designed as a bookmark, this presentation of the 8 Mathematical Practices offers specific actions students should engage in to demonstrate a practice.
The Kentucky Skills U Employability Standards are derived from listening to employers and adult education instructors, and referencing national leaders in workplace preparation including Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Competencies and Equipped For the Future (EFF), among others. Extensive research and vetting contributed to this concise and concrete list of skills. The standards are written as stand-alone statements describing skills the employable adult should possess in order to be successful in the workplace.
KY Skills U Employability Standards (24K PDF)
KY Skills U Employability Standards Implementation Guide (647K PDF) -- This implementation guide provides suggested classroom strategies for instructors to teach, and students to learn and master the KY Skills U Employability Standards.
WIN Webinar (16,831K WMV), held on September 21 and 23, 2015
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education - These ELP standards from American Institutes for Research are intended for use with adult English language learners (ELLs) in the adult education setting. They correspond to the CCR Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, and mathematical and science practices, and should be used as the basis to help ELLs acquire the language knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their postsecondary and career goals. The standards are presented in two views – View One is helpful when focusing on English language acquisition skills needed to access academic content in the CCR Standards, while View Two is useful to ensure that the language acquisition needs of ELLs enrolled in ABE and ASE programs are addressed.
Realizing Opportunities for English Language Learners Through State Academic Standards (YouTube video) – This webinar from OCTAE explores the pedagogical shifts for language acquisition and the ten steps adult educators can take to re-envision ELL education in their programs of instruction.
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Crosswalk for the CCR Standards for Adult Education and the 2014 GED® Test (1,351K PDF)
Kentucky Skills U Employability Standards