Prepare Students Academically

Recommended Practice: Prepare all students for college-level work and ensure they understand college-readiness standards.

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Tenth-Grade Course Offerings

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This document lists courses offered to students at Crossland High School, including classes offered in the core curriculum and in the technical academies. The interview, Assigning Students to the...

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Middle School Tracking Template

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This template helps middle school students develop the skills they need to succeed in a rigorous high school curriculum. Watch the video, Preparing Students for Rigorous Work, which explains...

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Algebra Investigation

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This assignment asks students to utilize their own problem solving and logic skills to determine the Pythagorean Theorem using paper cutouts. The video, Preparing Students for Rigorous Work,...

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One High School's Reading List

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The development of literacy skills is supported by this challenging and comprehensive literature list. The emphasis on strong literacy skills for promoting student success is explained further in...

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Using Literature Circles for Reading Comprehension

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Literature circles help students engage in deep discussions about reading assignments in the classroom. The video, Getting Students to Think for Themselves, describes this and other strategies used...

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Research Review Assignment

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As a major component of instruction, teachers at University Park Campus School (UPCS) purposefully create assignments that require students to think critically. The video, Getting Students to Think...

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Learning Together: Academic Preparation for College

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This tool is designed for school groups to learn together about preparing students for college-level work. The activities are designed to provide an introduction to the research-based...

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Freshman Course Planning Tool

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This planning tool helps high school staff working with students to map out a four-year course trajectory so that when they graduate, they have taken the courses necessary for postsecondary education.

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Rigor in the Classroom

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Teachers, or technical assistance providers who work with teachers, are encouraged to use this tool to reflect upon and increase the level of rigor in their classroom. Related Media and...

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