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Implementation and Effects of LDC and MDC in Kentucky Districts
Since adopting new college- and career-ready standards (CCRS), many districts throughout Kentucky have evolved to meet the demands of a more rigorous set of expectations, all of which aim to bolster student success. This brief summarizes the early success of two tools Kentucky districts have used to support the transition: Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC).
Here’s what we know: Implementing a comprehensive, standards-aligned curriculum is a complex undertaking, even in a typical, in-person classroom. There are new pedagogical approaches to consider, texts and topics to unpack, instructional shifts to practice, academic routines to introduce, and the list goes on.
Research tells us that high-quality, aligned instructional materials is important in helping teachers support their students in mastering the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to be college and career ready.
They say never judge a book by its cover. We need to start judging textbooks and other instructional materials using student achievement instead.
Aug 12, 2017
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