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Welcome to the College and Career Standards group in the LINCS Community! 

Advancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Adult Education

OCTAE is excited to announce the award and commencement of a new project with Luminary Labs: Advancing Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Adult Education. Through this three-year project, ED hopes to accelerate the teaching and learning of advanced mathematics through the use of high-quality OER aligned to College and Career Readiness Standards, innovative teaching models, Teacher User Groups, and next-generation educational technologies.

New Resources: CCR Standards-Based Professional Development

Dear LINCS Community members,

New professional development materials are now available to support your effective implementation of college and career readiness (CCR) standards. There are eight professional development units—four for English language arts/literacy and four for mathematics.  Each replicates a key activity offered during the CCR Standards Implementation Institutes, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in 2014. 

Tags: CCR, ELA, math

Getting Up to Speed with College and Career Readiness Standards

Dear Colleagues,

I have a few questions for you regarding the new College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education.  As you may know, in May 2014, the U.S. Department of Education released the new CCR Standards. While optional for states, they “…are not a curriculum, and states or programs choosing to adopt them will need to complement the standards with high-quality curricula that align with the content and expectations” (p. 16).

CCR Standards Institute: Save the Date

The Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for adult education staff at both the state and local levels to receive hands-on training at the upcoming College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education: Implementation Institute. For your convenience the Implementation Institute will be repeated in three regional locations:

Table of NRS Levels from CASAS for CCR Standards

Thanks to the LINCS support team, here is the CASAS table that I tried to post in a previous comment.  This table compares the ABE and ESL levels of the NRS.  It is in jpeg format here.  If anyone would like the Word version you may request it directly from me at

Phil Anderson

Adult ESOL Program, Florida Department of Education


College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

Just Released: College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education

The work is the result of a nine-month process that examined the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of adult education. It was funded to provide a set of manageable yet significant CCR standards that reflect broad agreement among subject matter experts in adult education about what is desirable for adult students to know to be prepared for the rigors of postsecondary education and training.  

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