English/Language Arts

Common Core State Standards in English/language arts address the knowledge and skills that students should have in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, media and technology to be college and career ready.

The standards offer a progression of skills that focus on the most important topics that students need to know at each grade level. In English/language arts, that means that kindergartners work on learning to read, while eighth graders work on reading to learn.

The standards don’t dictate curriculum or teaching methods. By emphasizing required achievements, they provide an opportunity for teachers, school leaders and states to determine how to meet the goals of the standards.

Explore the Resource Library to learn about Common Core English/language arts standards, understand grade-level learning expectations and find related curriculum and professional development resources.

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The DC MTES training video provides educators with the opportunity to learn about the content of the DC MTES rubric and how it is helping improve teaching and learning in LEAs across DC.

This guidebook unpacks and provides examples of student learning objectives (SLOs), a key component of the DC Model Teacher Evaluation System.

This quick resource tool is designed to complement the Full Evaluation Rubric, providing additional considerations and strategies for evaluators observing foreign language, music, art, physical education, special education and English language learning classes, among others in domains where differentiation is likely to occur.