The College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) are about WHAT to teach, not HOW. Teachers must bring them to life in the classroom.
A Teacher’s Guide to the CCRSAE for Level A and Level B Adult Learners, by John Strucker, EdD, will help teachers of adult learners at GLE 0-3.9 think about how they can implement the CCRSAE for ELA in real-world adult education classrooms, bridging the gap between the standards and instruction.
Some of the questions addressed include:
- Based on research and experience, what do we know about Level A and Level B learners? What are their backgrounds, strengths and needs in reading, and the instructional methods that work best with them?
- Based on Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI), what should be the instructional priorities for Level A and Level B learners?
- Which CCR standards overlap with each other, and can therefore be combined in one lesson or activity?
- What familiar classroom activities already address some of the standards?
- What recommendations from the CCRSAE should teachers prioritize?
- Introduction / Overview
- Six Takeaways
- Descriptions, Supporting Research, and Implications for Teaching
- Development and Organization of the CCRSAE
- Annotated CCRSAE
The guide is available as a Word doc and a PDF (updated February 2022):