On August 24, EPIC released its recently completed validity study on the Common Core State Standards. For the study, researchers asked a national sample of entry-level college instructors to rate the applicability and importance of each Common Core State Standard in comparison to their courses. The study analyzes ratings from instructors of courses at two- and four-year degree-granting institutions, including courses commonly required for two-year certificates that would be necessary to enter a career pathway. EPIC selected 25 courses to be representative examples of common offerings in seven major subject areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Business Management, Computer Technology, and Healthcare. The overall assessment is that the standards fit well with expectations for incoming freshmen.
There is a lot of materials about the writing and reading strands that folks might want to look at in terms of data to suggest that the capacities we are concerned with in the NWP are, in fact, valued as part of College-readiness. (We new that, but here is data to help convince others.)