So what does it mean to be college and career ready? The creators of the Common Core Standards may have provided an answer to that question for English language arts--at least with the anchor standards they developed for reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language.
The Common Core English language arts standards are organized so that each of the standards (K-12) support one of these anchor standards. It was recently suggested to me that I add the anchor standards to the standards progression page I've included in ACSA's Standard Finder, and in doing that I gained a new perspective about the power of these standards.
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