Already many teachers have raised concerns about requiring all students to take standardized tests to measure their level of mastery. What happens to children who have learning diabilities and still must meet the rigorous requirements of the Common Core? This question is addressed in an eSchool News article "Implementing Common Core for students with disabilities" (October 22, 2013).
The articles mentions a new, free website for students–and in particular, those with disabilities–that offers “anytime, anyplace resources, materials, and information to help schools ensure that their students meet the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)."
"Created by the Center for Technology Implementation (CTI), the website for students with disabilities, PowerUp What Works, links evidence-based practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and technology to guide teachers, school leaders, professional development (PD) facilitators, and teacher educators in their professional learning."
What do you think of the resources available on this website?
How do you handle the CCSS with special needs students?
I read Report: ELA teachers not implementing Common Core in the eSchool News, October 23, 2013. Apparently a follow-up is planned: *eSchool News editor’s note: Stay tuned for part 2 of this story where we talk to a sample of surveyed teachers, as well as the report’s authors, to discuss why the disconnect between ELA teachers and CCSS implementation might occur.