The College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education are a subset of the national Common Core State Standards. Common abbreviations include CCRS, CCRSAE, and "the Standards"; at ACLS / SABES we previously used the term "CCR Standards." In alignment with the ACLS policy as of June 2017, we will use the acronym CCRSAE. 

This page has grown out of our work with the Standards in Action project, in which we "delved into the instructional and institutional implications of CCR standards" and adapted K-12 tools to effectively implement the standards in adult education classrooms.

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The Standards themselves

Helpful Information

Tools

Curricula

Text Sets

Text sets relate to the instructional shift of Building Knowledge. This page contains text sets created by Massachusetts adult education practitioners, based on the Expert Pack Text Set model at Achieve the Core, with guidance and support from College and Career Readiness Standards-in-Action mentors; and other Text Set resources

Professional Development

While all of our PD incorporates the CCRSAE, these PD offerings are specifically about understanding and using the standards and instructional shifts:

Coaching

Coaches support programs with creating standards-aligned curricula and teaching in a standards-aligned classroom.  Contact us to discuss your needs and request a coach:

Articles

Websites (most relate to the K-12 Common Core State Standards and must be adapted for Adult Education)

  • Achieve the Core ("Free, ready-to-use classroom resources from Student Achievement Partners, designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core and other college and career ready standards"; NOTE that most Standards in Action tools are ABE-friendly adaptations of Achieve the Core materials.)
  • Teaching the Core ("Classroom videos and associated lesson materials from Student Achievement Partners, to help K-12 educators implement the instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards")
  • Engage NY High School Equivalency Curriculum Framework ("Integrates the CCRSAE and provides guidance for teaching content and skills to HSE students in ELA/Social Studies, Science and Math")
  • Achievement Network ("By internalizing the standards through study, reflection, and doing the work we’re asking our students to do, we get better at translating goals into powerful classroom teaching.")
  • Kentucky Adult Education (resources for standards-based instruction, adapted from the CCRSIA materials)

Additional SABES Links

Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Curriculum Development
Curriculum Frameworks/Standards
ELA
ESOL/English Language Learner
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
Media Type: 
Document
Resource Type: 
Resource
PD Center: 

ELA

SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center