English Language Arts

Vision for English Language Arts Education

Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts integrate concepts and skills associated with reading and analyzing complex text, writing in multiple modes for different audiences and purposes, applying speaking and listening skills to communicate effectively, and using information in a variety of media and formats. A high-quality, standards-aligned ELA curriculum supports students in essential literacy skills across content areas.


“College and career ready (CCR) standards highlight the growing complexity of the texts students must read to be ready for the demands of college and careers. CCR standards build a staircase of text complexity so that all students are ready for the demands of college- and career-level reading…” – achievethecore.org/shifts-ela

Dr. Marissa Payzant
English Language Arts Education Specialist
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