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Report: P21 Common Core Toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21 century skills

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Reform: School improvement

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Partnership for 21st Century Skills

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Partnership for 21 Century skills

Abstract

To.succeed.in.the.21st.century,.all.students.will.need.to.perform.to.
high.standards.and.acquire.mastery.of.rigorous.core.subject.material..
elements of the American
All.students.also.will.need.to.gain.the.cognitive.and.social.skills.that.
educational system — enable.them.to.deal.with.the.complex.challenges.of.our.age..The.
Partnership.for.21st.Century.Skills.(P21).Framework.for.21st.Century.
the curricula that schools
Readiness.emphasizes.life.and.career.skills,.learning.and.innovation.skills,.
follow, the textbooks information,.media.and.technology.skills.as.well.as.core.subjects.and.
21st.century.themes.(please.see.the.full.framework.in.the.appendix)..
students read, and the
tests they take. Similarly, Over.the.past.decade,.many.organizations.such.as.P21.have.advocated.
for.standards.that.adequately.address.both.the.core.academic.
standards establish the
knowledge.and.the.complex.thinking.skills.that.are.required.for.success.
levels of performance ein.college,.lif.and.career.in.the.21st.century..
that students, teachers
The.release.of.the.Common.Core.State.Standards.(CCSS).in.2010.
and schools are expected has.been.an.important.turning.point.in.the.standards.movement..For.
the.irst.time,.a.majority.of.states.have.agreed.to.a.common.baseline.
to meet.
for.academic.knowledge.and.college.readiness.skills..Currently,.over.
40.states.have.begun.the.challenging.work.of.alignment,.integration.
and.implementation.of.CCSS.for.English.language.arts.(ELA).and.
mathematics..Districts.have.also.begun.intensive.curricular.redesign.
work.in.response.to.the.Common.Core.State.Standards.
The.CCSS.work.that.is.occurring.all.over.the.country.presents.a.unique.
opportunity.for.educators.to.focus.on.a.critical.question:
Are we focusing our teaching and learning system

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