CONTENT & COMPETENCE
for the PARCC
Measuring Up to the Common Core
Grades 1–8
Measuring Up to the Common Core employs real-world connections to engage students, presents the most tested standards, and provides scaffolded instruction that supports all learners and, more importantly, builds students’ confidence.
Measuring Up to the Common Core
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Through a research-based, rigorous three-part lesson plan that strategically builds skills, Measuring Up to the Common Core for English Language Arts helps students improve their ability to read closely and analyze a variety of literary and informational texts and guides them step-by-step through the writing process so that they have the tools to become confident, compelling writers.

Measuring Up to the Common Core English Language Arts offers:
  • Scaffolded instruction benefits struggling readers and English language learners
  • High-cognitive level tasks prepares students for the rigor of the PARCC
  • A Speaking and Listening Handbook promotes collaboration and discussion
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Measuring Up to the Common Core
MATHEMATICS
Through consistent, research-based instruction and skill application, Measuring Up to the Common Core Mathematics helps students develop the strong math skills and understanding they’ll need to succeed on the PARCC. Real-world application and problem solving develop critical thinking skills and practice tests allow students to build stamina.

Measuring Up to the Common Core Mathematics offers:
  • A solid foundation of all eight mathematical practices
  • Guided questions providing step-by-step scaffolded instruction
  • Multi-step problems that develop deep conceptual understanding
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