The eMPower standards are consistent with those proposed by the National Governors’ Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). They also compare favorably to content standards in many states. The CCR standards are also aligned with the content focuses in the College Board’s SAT® Suite of Assessments, and—based on collaboration between Measured Progress and the College Board®—closely reflect the focuses and item types in the PSAT™ 8/9. The redesigned PSAT and SAT assessments are grounded in extensive research conducted by the College Board on what is required for success in college and workforce training.
Reading and Vocabulary
The reading standards are based on research about the reading skills and strategies, types of text, and complexity of text students will encounter throughout school and in the workplace. An essential aspect of this research is that students must be able to comprehend, analyze, and interpret text that increases in complexity and vocabulary demands as students move from one year to the next. Learn more by downloading the white paper.
Writing and Language
The writing and language standards focus on students’ abilities to write and to evaluate the writing of others. Standards address three primary writing purposes: narrative writing, writing to inform, and developing written arguments. The standards also focus on effective and accurate use of English language structures and conventions. Read more about the focus of the writing and language standards.
Mathematical practices: Research on mathematical learning can be classified into several categories: problem-solving processes, metacognitive processes, comprehension in mathematics, representations, analogic thinking, and research on specific cognitive processes within areas of mathematics (e.g., number sense, proportional reasoning, and statistical reasoning).
Concepts and procedures: Students begin to struggle with mathematical learning as they begin to work with rational numbers. Rational numbers are used in most careers—making understanding of fractions and decimal fractions critical to success in school and beyond.
See more about research into mathematics learning.