Career and College Readiness: Writing Arguments about Anything
In the 21st century, we represent ourselves in college and the workplace through digital writing, yet we’ve spent less and less time on teaching these critical skills over the past several decades. Despite these trends in practice, research shows that a focus on evidence-based writing is also one of the most powerful levers in school reform. The Common Core State Standards will help schools focus their efforts on critical literacy. Adopting a common language, a set of signature practices and assessment tools helps colleagues collaborate around student growth through shared and actionable data that parents and students can understand.