Common Core State Standards and Assessment

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9 January 2014

Text Matters Article

Preparing Students in Writing Responses to Open-Ended Questions

New approaches to answering test questions are needed with the new evidence-based SBAC and PARCC assessments.

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16 August 2012

Text Matters Article

Readability and the Common Core’s Staircase of Text Complexity

For a long time, educators have asked questions about what makes a text complex. Why is it harder for students to read some books than others? How are we to help students select texts that will challenge them without frustrating them? What type of texts will increase their reading achievement most effectively?