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The PIAAC , is an international survey of adult skills that “measures adults’ proficiency in key information-processing skills - literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments - and gathers information and data on how adults use their skills at home, at work and in the wider...
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This handy graphic shows you how visualizing with number lines runs throughout the CCR Standards. From the earliest level, working with operations with whole numbers to irrational numbers in level D, the use of number lines is encouraged so that students can build conceptual understanding along...
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Knowledge of fractions and fraction operations are developed over time, not in one unit. This chart illustrates how standards involving fractions are also integrated into other domains, including geometry and data.
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This sample instructional unit is designed to build and deepen students’ understanding of common benchmark fractions, decimals, and percents. First, students explore the fraction ½, its connections to decimals and percents, and its use as a benchmark.When they show mastery and conceptual...
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Use these rubrics to analyze informational or literary texts for their qualitative level of complexity. Combine with quantitative measures of readability to select the appropriate text for students.
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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...
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The SABES PD System provides PD offerings that are responsive to the Massachusetts ABE Standards for High Quality Professional Development (HQPD). These standards have been informed by the work of the organization Learning Forward and adapted from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and...
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Think number lines are just for kids? Think again! Number lines are a flexible tool that can be used to strengthen students' math comprehension knowledge in several ways.
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Though Massachusetts now uses the CCR Standards in place of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks, the "Revised Reading Strand" (2010) of the Frameworks is still a good resource for implementing CCR Standards. Included here are the entire revised Reading Strand (see below), and a few excerpts...
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Following are resources related to creating and adapting ELA curricula, whether for yourself or your program. We will periodically update these links and add new resources. Curriculum Exemplars, Models, and Sources Text Sources and Text Complexity Curriculum Guidance ACLS Curriculum Policy update...

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