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).
The old adage “You don’t know what you don’t know” can be problematic when it comes to understanding how high schoolers are doing after graduation. For school leaders, a lack of data makes it hard to craft goals and metrics around high school graduates’ postsecondary paths.
The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) brings to mathematics teaching and learning high-quality instructional tools and professional support services that play a pivotal role in helping the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation realize its ambitious goal of having 80% of low-income and minority students ready for college by 2025.
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.
Feb 09, 2021
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