About the College and Career Readiness Standards

The College and Career Readiness Standards are designed to identify the skills most important and relevant for all adult learners as they pursue their educational, career, and life improvement goals. In order to make informed choices about employment, housing, health, and other life decisions, students need to evaluate complex texts, analyze information, and develop well-formed views. The integration of the standards identified in the reading, writing, and English language strands of the CCRS into an adult education curriculum provides students with the skills they need to be successful.

Why do these skills matter to my students who are just learning English for themselves?

Being a member of the community requires some form of civic participation. To actively participate requires both analysis and evaluation skills. Reading complex texts, analyzing visual information, and evaluating data are integral when taking part in any vote – at your local recreation center, your home-owners association board, a school-based proposal or for a candidate running for office.

Learn more about our programs that correlate to the CCRS standards

Courses

The CCRS Language Standards include the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English. Students advancing through these courses are expected to meet each level’s specific standards and retain or further develop the skills and understanding they have mastered.

Writing Skills

The CCRS Writing Standards prepare students to produce writing that is appropriate to a task, purpose, and audience. The CCRS standards include responding to written sources, using research, and using technology in writing.

Courses

The CCRS Language Standards include the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English. Students advancing through these courses are expected to meet each level’s specific standards and retain or further develop the skills and understanding they have mastered.

Reading Skills

The CCRS Reading Standards prepare students to understand, evaluate and use complex texts. Students should acquire vocabulary, fluency with structure and style, and tools to analyze and evaluate content.

Speaking and Listening Skills

The CCRS Speaking and Listening Standards develop a range of useful oral communication and interpersonal skills necessary for formal presentations. Students learn to collaborate, express and listen carefully to ideas, integrate and evaluate information from a variety of sources, use media/visuals strategically, and adapt speech to appropriate context and task.