Describes the foundation's work in supporting the Common Core State Standards for literacy and math and a design collaborative developing tools for teachers to help students meet them, including template tasks, instructional modules, and courses.
- Successful Strategy: The Common Core State Standards have produced rigor and clarity and have been widely praised by nearly all who have read them, particularly classroom teachers.
- Observation: The Foundation has worked to produce a series of formative assessment lessons (FALs) for grades 7 through 10 designed to give students the essential math skill necessary for college and to be used by teachers every two weeks as part of their courses.
- Observation: The Foundations sponsored the design of The Literacy Design ColÃ‚Âlaborative (LDC), which involves a framework that includes purpose-specific template tasks, instructional modules for teachers and courses that focus on college- and career-ready literacy inÃ‚Âstruction.
- Observation: The Foundation is working to develop courses in alignment with the Common Core State StanÃ‚Âdards, which is currently the least developed part of the LDC framework