The College Board Standards were created with the goal of increasing the number and diversity of students who are prepared to succeed in college and 21 st century careers.
The College Board Standards define the vertical progression of knowledge and skills that students need, beginning in grade 6, to develop in English language arts and mathematics to be prepared for the SAT, AP, and college success.
The College Board Standards organizational structure provides both focus and coherence while outlining specific performance expectations to enable teachers and districts to prioritize their instruction.
College Board Standards for College Success Creating a pathway for rigorous teaching and learning
How were the Standards designed, developed, and validated?
Four year research and development effort engaging expert Standards Advisory Committees, which included college faculty, middle and high school teachers, curriculum and standards experts, and representatives from national professional organizations.
The College Board conducted extensive reviews of empirical studies and existing exemplary state, national, and international standards frameworks.
The committees identified the English language arts and mathematics and statistics knowledge and skills that college faculty expect of entering freshmen and that students need to be successful on the SAT, AP, and in first-year college courses.
To develop the standards, the committees then mapped back from these college-level expectations to define a pathway of rigorous content knowledge and skills beginning in grade 6 leading to college readiness.
College Board Standards for College Success Design and Methodology
All of the following frameworks informed the design of the standards and establish their validity: College Board Standards for College Success Design and Methodology
The College Board is partnering with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the SEC Collaborative to code the College Board Standards into the SEC index so that participating state teams can use the data as an additional resource to your projects.
This week, we will begin coding the Mathematics and ELA standards.
College Board-CCSSO Leadership Summit: We envision inviting state project leaders to a “meeting of the minds” at the College Board in New York to brainstorm and discuss ways the College Board alignment data can be infused into your ongoing projects.
College Board Standards for College Success CCSSO – SEC Collaborative Alignment Study
Standard: Concise statement of content focus Objective: More detailed elaboration of content and instructional focus Performance Expectation: Detailed performance expectations that support targeted instruction and assessment The Standard and Objective levels provide an overarching framework for each content area. Using two organizing levels maintains coherence and focus while providing sufficient detail. The performance expectation level defines expected performance in measurable detail . College Board Standards for College Success Organizational Structure
College Board Standards for College Success Sample: English Language Arts The CBSCS are available to view and download at: http://www.collegeboard.com/about/association/academic/standard.html
Sample: State Level Standards Alignment Alignment of State Standards to College Board Standards: Reading