Linking Reading Levels and Reading Growth: A Case for Matching Students with Books They Can Read in the Era of the Common Core State Standards

Johns, Jerry L.
September 2012
Illinois Reading Council Journal;Fall2012, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p3
The article reports on the issues surrounding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the U.S. It states that CCSS expect students at the end of the school year to read independently and proficiently at or beyond their grade levels. With this expectation, it ignores individual differences and fails to acknowledge the reality that exists in many classrooms that not all students read at grade level.


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