What Have Been The Political Responses Leading For Reading Reform? Have They Been Effective?

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A. What have been the political responses leading to reading reform? Have they been effective?

During Reagan’s presidency in the 1980’s the Secretary of Education reported that education in the United States was very poor. The publication of this report enhanced the publics concerns about education. This was the beginning of the gradual process of making educational changes based on research evidence instead of unproven and ineffective teaching practices.

In order to improve student learning and education in literacy, President Clinton led the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. This act required any decisions concerning teaching literacy to be firmly grounded with research evidence. She pushed the development of a nations-wide …show more content…

B. Why were the Common Core Standards developed?

The Common Core Standards were developed in order to create a clear and consistent message of what students are expected to learn and know at the end of each grade level so educators and parents will know what they need to do in order to help them prepare to be career and/or college ready.

C. Explain the goal of the CCSS and how they have shaped current educational thinking. The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to prepare students for college and work expectations and help them compete and succeed in a global economy and society. Furthermore, this policy has shaped current educational thinking by providing established learning standards with rigorous content and application of higher knowledge through higher order thinking skills.

D. Discuss how the CCSS were reverse-engineered and set higher standards for students.

The Common Core State Standards are reverse engineered because they begin with the end in mind meaning the creators started with what is expected of college and career ready high school seniors and built the standards down from there. The creators of the standards seemed to have followed the recommendations in a book called, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People that was written by Steven Covey. They have set higher standards for students because the content knowledge requires the students to

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