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Career Standards and Assessment Educational Resources

 

 

 Common Core State Standards Initiative

  Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Kansas Book Connect   

Kansas All Books Connect
Kansas ABC is a reading initiative consisting of tools and services to help educators and parents match books to kids to promote successful reading practice.

 KERC  

 

Kansas Education Resource Center (KERC)
The Kansas Education Resource Center contains tools for teachers to use in aligning classroom instruction and assessment to Kansas’ academic standards.

21st Century Skills    21st Century Learning
Teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.
          

Lexile

 

The Lexile Framework for Reading
Lexile measures describe the reading level of a student and the difficulty of a text on a single scale and are linked with scores on the Kansas reading assessments in Grades 3-8 and high school. Teachers and parents can use Lexile measures to select books that are likely to improve the reading and comprehension skills of students.

 

  Online Standards Modules
The modules included in this training are intended to increase teacher knowledge, understanding and skills in the instruction of Kansas curriculum standards and in the alignment of those standards with classroom, school, district, and state assessments.
Assessment Literacy Project    Online Training: Assessment Literacy Project
The KSDE Assessment Literacy Project includes 21 different modules designed to enhance the assessment literacy of educators in an online, interactive format.

 

 

Thinkfinity Rollout Partner

http://historyexplorer.si.edu/home/The Kansas State Department of Education is a Verizon Thinkfinity rollout partner organization that provides the infrastructure to share the program throughout Kansas. KSDE works with Verizon Thinkfinity to organize professional development on effective Internet integration and align Kansas standards to the Thinkfinity resources. We recommend that educators take advantage of the resources located at Thinkfinity.org that are available at no charge from the national Verizon Thinkfinity program, and also available on the KERC website and the Kansas Thinkfinity.

The KSDE Career, Standards and Assessment Services team and KERC coordinate the Verizon Thinkfinity program throughout Kansas.

For more information please contact:
KSDE Primary Contact – Jeannette Nobo

ALTEC Secondary Contact – Jana Craig Hare

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Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career Standards and Assessments

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

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