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The College and Career Readiness Standards

Texas College and Career Readiness Standards7.19 MB





Featured Readiness Standard

Standard II - Reading
Locate explicit textual information. Draw complex inferences, and analyze and evaluate the information within and across texts of varying lengths.  Additional Resources


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 The University of the Incarnate Word Reading Alignment: Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading, TExEs Competencies, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.
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