Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
This month Carson-Dellosa released a new eCatalog of its products that directly align with the Common Core State Standards.
The company developed the eCatalog to respond to the needs of teachers, many of whom are seeking to replace or update materials in their classroom that do not align with the more rigorous standards. So far, 45 states and three U.S. territories have adopted the Common Core Standards.
A recent survey by Carson-Dellosa found that 70 percent of teachers asked planned to spend between $50 and $200 on new materials for their classrooms to meet Common Core requirements.
In the survey, teachers responded that they intended to buy materials including:
- Informational, non-fiction reading and reading comprehension texts with an emphasis on science, social studies and history
- More complex and challenging texts
- Writing resources that focus on crafting researched, structured, informative and persuasive arguments
- Vocabulary builders
- Math books, manipulatives and hands-on materials that build a solid foundation of key concepts
The survey included 327 teachers and parents. Of that group, 54 percent said they were “very familiar” with Common Core Standards.
“Teachers need resources that they can trust and parents need materials that support their students as the new state standards are introduced,” said Judy L. Harris, CEO of Carson-Dellosa. “We’re in a position to help both groups adjust to the new requirements, and this eCatalog will help make the transition easier.”
Carson-Dellosa uses an independent, third-party firm to certify that its products exceed the new Common Core requirements.
Common Core State Standards is a state-led effort to create rigorous, clear and consistent academic standards. This initiative is sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Offices and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.
For more information about the eCatalog, go to carsondellosa.com/ecatalogs/sep2012.
Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, was founded by teachers and boasts a 35-year history as the leading supplemental education provider for educators, parents and students around the world. Carson-Dellosa is renowned for nurturing a child’s learning potential and environment through Common Core Standards-based curriculum, innovative digital learning products, supplemental learning materials and classroom resources.
Carson-Dellosa proudly provides the best possible educational materials produced by the industry’s more recognized and respected award-winning brands including: Learning SpotTM Lessons, Summer Bridge ActivitiesTM, Mark Twain Publishing, Key Education, High Reach Learning®, Frank Schaffer®, Spectrum, Judy® Instruco, American Education PublishingTM and Brighter Child®.