Research and the Common Core: Can the Romance Survive?

    Dr. P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley

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    This presentation considers the research foundations of the Common Core State Standards, especially as it pertains to comprehension.  Professor Pearson begins with the research underlying the Standards themselves and then considers the research evidence underlying content of follow-up documents such as the Publisher’s Criteria (produced by CCSS writers). Pearson then describes defensible positions which educators can take in keeping policies and practices grounded in the Standards themselves and not in supplementary recommendations that did not go through the rigorous review of the Standards themselves.

    A recording of the webinar and THREE bonus Q&A can be viewed on the CCSS playlist at the TextProject YouTube channel.

    For more information about Dr. Pearson please visit his faculty website at UCB.

    Dr. Pearson maintains a library of his presentation slides at his Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading website.