Guidance for Teachers and Schools – Year 2014 CA Dept of Education

SACRAMENTO—Twelve new standards—ranging from being able to apply technology effectively to working productively with a team—are designed to guide Californias teachers as they help students achieve college and career readiness, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today.

Speaking Monday at the annual Educating for Career Conference sponsored by the California Career Pathways Consortia and the California Partnership Academies, Torlakson told some 2,800 educators that these “Standards for Career Ready Practice” describe in general terms what students need to succeed when they transfer to postsecondary education, career training, or the workforce—beyond academic skills.

“With Common Core, the new Smarter Balanced assessments, and more, we are recommitting to Californias longstanding goal of college and career readiness for every student,” Torlakson said. “Beyond academic knowledge lies a whole host of other skills students need to succeed outside the classroom, things like: whether theyre financially literate, whether they can communicate their ideas effectively, and whether they can use technology safely and sensibly.”

via Guidance for Teachers and Schools – Year 2014 CA Dept of Education.

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