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How Common Core ELA Standards Place College Readiness at Risk

How Common Core ELA Standards Place College Readiness at Risk

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A Pioneer Institute white paper published in September, 2012 written by Sandra Stotsky who explores just how "college ready" a young person would be after graduating under the Common Core ELA standards.
A Pioneer Institute white paper published in September, 2012 written by Sandra Stotsky who explores just how "college ready" a young person would be after graduating under the Common Core ELA standards.

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September2012
How Common Core’sELA Standards PlaceCollege Readinessat Risk 
 A Pioneer Institute White Paper 
by Mark Bauerlein and Sandra Stotsky 
 
Pioneer’s Mission
Pioneer Institute is an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization that seeksto improve the quality of life in Massachusetts through civic discourse and intellectually rigorous, data-driven public policy solutions based on free market principles, individual liberty and responsibility,and the ideal of effective, limited and accountable government.
Pioneer’s Centers
This paper is a publication of the Center for School Reform,
which seeks to increase the educationoptions available to parents and students, drive system-wide reform, and ensure accountabilityin public education. The Center’s work builds on Pioneer’s legacy as a recognized leader in thecharter public school movement, and as a champion of greater academic rigor in Massachusetts’elementary and secondary schools. Current initiatives promote
choice and competition, school-based management, and enhanced academic performance in public schools.
The Center for Better Government
seeks limited, accountable government by promoting competitive delivery of public services, elimination of unnecessary regulation, and a focus on coregovernment functions. Current initiatives promote
reform of how the state builds, manages, repairs
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The Center for Economic Opportunity
seeks to keep Massachusetts competitive by promoting ahealthy business climate, transparent regulation, small business creation in urban areas and soundenvironmental and development policy. Current initiatives promote market reforms to
increase the
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reduce the cost of doing business
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revitalize urban areas
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The Center for Health Care Solutions
seeks to refocus the Massachusetts conversation about healthcare costs away from government-imposed interventions, toward market-based reforms. Currentinitiatives include
driving public discourse on Medicaid
;
presenting a strong consumer perspective
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thoughtful tort reforms.
Pioneer Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization funded through the donations of individuals, foundations andbusinesses committed to the principles Pioneer espouses. To ensure its independence, Pioneer does not accept government grants.
 
Mark BauerleinSandra Stotsky
Contents
Executive Summary 1Purpose and Overview 3Section I. Does College Readiness Depend on Informational Reading in the English Class? 4Section II. Unwarranted Division of Reading Instructional Time 7Section III. The Presence and Absence of Literary Study in Common Core 10Section IV. How to Increase College Readiness and Analytical Thinking in the English Class
 
15Section V. Policy Recommendations 17Section VI. Conclusions 19About the Authors 22Endnotes 23Appendix A 25Appendix B 27Appendix C 29Appendix D 33Appendix E 36
How Common Core’sELA Standards PlaceCollege Readinessat Risk 

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