DODEA students will tackle new literacy standards in grades 6 to 12 when school starts
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — When school starts Monday for thousands of children of military families in Europe, one of the biggest changes in the classroom will be the introduction of new literacy standards in grades six to 12.
The new standards are being rolled out in schools across the Department of Defense Education Activity, part of a multiyear effort to integrate learning goals in core subject areas modeled after the much-maligned Common Core academic standards.
While many of the new standards, aimed at providing DODEA’s transient student body with consistent, grade-level expectations, are aligned with the Common Core, the agency has also incorporated standards from school systems around the United States that have achieved academic success, said Linda Sevigny, DODEA Europe’s new chief of instructional leadership development.
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