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Digital badges are a new way to capture and communicate what someone knows and can demonstrate. They represent different levels of work and engagement. This report, funded by OVAE, discusses developing and implementing a system of digital badges for adult learners. It begins a conversation.
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The Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12. Funded by the USNY Regents Research Fund, the free curriculum is comprised of a series of four units at each grade level that provide direct instruction on a set of...
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EngageNY.org is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. EngageNY.org is dedicated to providing educators across New York State with real-time, professional learning...
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As part of a Race to the Top Grant, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has developed over 100 Model Curriculum Units (MCUs.) These units are intended to help educators with implementation of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, used prior to the Common Core...
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This site may be especially helpful for the ASE level. It was developed for K-12 teachers but provides interesting text sets around literary- and information-based themes.
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ReadWorks ( https://www.readworks.org/ ) has a wealth of reading passages on a variety of topics, with accompanying questions. And it's free! You do have to sign up for an account to fully access the site. While designed for K-12, many of the passages and articles can be used for adult learners...
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This site provides leveled passages, mostly home-grown, written on a breadth of adult-oriented topics. Best for Levels A-D.
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This site assesses the readability of websites - just copy and paste the URL. It also gives interesting information on various readability formulas.
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This site allows you to use the Lexile Framework to find the level for a whole book. Type the name of a book into the upper right-hand corner of the site where "Quick Book Search" is indicated, and the Lexile level for the book will pop up on the screen. Compare that with the table in CCRS Reading...
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This site allows you to choose from among several different readability formulas, and it formats the passage in a way that can be useful for fluency practice (timed readings).

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