Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) are high-quality academic expectations that were created by experts and teachers. These research and evidence based standards were developed to en-sure students are prepared to enter a world (after high school) in which colleges and businesses are de-manding more and students can be successful. The CCRS helps develop and build your child’s critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science.
Students in third, fourth and fifth grades have recently started tak-ing the state assessments. The students have to do more than find the answers and complete basic tasks. They will be using reasoning skills and working through more complex problems.
Sample of the old state assessment reading question:
What is this passage mainly about? (gives A,B,C,D choices)
Sample of the new reading question:
The narrator of the story helps the reader understand the grandfather by (gives A,B,C,D choices)
Kindergarten through second grade teachers are hard at work creating rigorous lessons that will help their students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking & listening and math. Students are also applying these skills to other areas such as science and social studies. The earlier the core con-cepts are taught in these grades, the more time it gives teachers to implement them and students to master them.
If you have any questions, please talk to your child’s teacher at conferences. You may also call me at 554-2350, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the official website: www.literacyfirst.com.