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This report really caught my eye because it sheds light on a very important -- but often forgotten -- aspect: the diverse learner perspective and how it is affected by the move to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
"Moving Beyond the Mainstream"
The report, named "Moving Beyond the Mainstream: Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core", provides a robust view of how the increased rigor and "one-size-fits-all" nature of the new standards presents substantial challenges for diverse learners (and educators of diverse learners).
The report contains seven individual articles covering various aspects of the connection between the standards and the special education viewpoint, including:
- English-language learners (ELL) and English as a second language (ESL) learners
- students who require read-aloud accommodations
- students who require IEP's
- gifted/accelerated learners
You can access the main report by clicking here. After going to the main page, you will see links to the individual articles within the report -- seven in total -- and you can also access the print version digitally to read on your computer monitor or tablet screen.
What did you think of the report? Share your views!
What did you think of Education Week's report? Did it make good points? Did it cover enough or was it not enough? We'd love to hear your thoughts!
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