The introduction of the Common Core Learning Standards has represented a paradigm shift for the entire educational community. It is necessary for administrators and instructional leaders to adopt curriculum content and pedagogical practices that ensure that students possess the requisite skills and subject mastery to succeed on state assessments. CASDA’s expert faculty members possess a thorough knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards and cutting-edge, research-driven teaching methodologies that will enable your school to seamlessly connect its curriculum to these rigorous new benchmarks.


CASDA’s experienced faculty will meet with school personnel to determine curricular needs related to CCLS alignment. A collaborative plan will be developed to determine priorities, assess needs and design student-focused strategy. Plans include:

  • Rigor and real world relevance will guide CASDA’s work with teacher teams on development of lessons with: explicit instruction of thinking skills, close reading of text, concept-rich math instruction and inquiry learning.

  • Action planning with SMART goals for teachers and students.

  • Carefully designed units which address the standards and include learning targets for students.

  • A clear strategy for lessons which meet the needs of all students through thoughtful planning for differentiation, variety and student choice.

  • Curriculum mapping CCLS alignment.

  • Professional development and embedded work with teacher teams.

  • Working with all content area teachers in ELA.

  • Training for principal leadership in monitoring implementation.

  • Data analysis of progress and results such as formative and summative assessments.




CASDA consultants view an aligned curriculum as a powerful means to school improvement, not just a written plan. The Common Core Learning Standards can be a pathway to instructional rejuvenation and innovation that drives meaningful progress in student achievement.

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