STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING

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The abstracts used in this resource were taken from the websites of organizations supplying the referenced documents.

Anderson, K., Harrison, T., & Lewis, K. (2012). Plans to adopt and implement Common Core State Standards in the Southeast Region states (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2012--No. 136). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast.
This study describes state processes for adopting the Common Core State Standards (a common set of expectations across states for what students are expected to know in English language arts and math) and plans for implementing the common standards and aligning state assessment systems to them.
(pdf, 520kb)


Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Model core teaching standards: A resource for state dialogue. Washington, DC: Author.
This document contains a set of model core teaching standards that outline what teachers should know and be able to do to help all students reach the goal of being college and career ready in today's world. These standards are an update of the 1992 Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). CCSSO has provided this draft for public comment and dialogue.
(pdf, 963kb)


Gersten, R., Beckmann, S., Clarke, B., Foegen, A., Marsh, L., Star, J. R., & Witzel, B. (2009). Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools (NCEE 2009--4060). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.
This guide provides eight specific recommendations intended to help teachers, principals, and school administrators use Response to Intervention (RtI) to identify students who need assistance in mathematics and to address the needs of these students through focused interventions. The guide provides suggestions on how to carry out each recommendation and explains how educators can overcome potential roadblocks to implementing the recommendations.
(pdf, 2.0mb)


Marzano, R., Gaddy, B., & Dean, C. (2000). What works in classroom instruction. Aurora, CO: Mid--continent Research for Education and Learning
[This is a ] Publication detailing instructional strategies that research shows have the greatest likelihood of positively affecting student learning.
(pdf, 3.1mb)


Sawyer, R., Holland, D., & Detgen, A. (2008). State policies and procedures and selected local implementation practices in Response to Intervention in the six Southeast Region states (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2008--No. 063). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast. Again, dash shows as a diamond
This report describes how six state education agencies and three local education agencies in the Southeast Region are adopting and implementing Response to Intervention----an education approach designed to provide effective, evidence--based interventions for struggling learners. (Abstract from SERVE Center)
(pdf, 764kb)