Resources

Below are brief videos, PDF handouts, and links to outside information that will be helpful to you as you seek to learn about and implement CRAs. These resources are grouped into three categories:

Guides to Using CRAs  •  About College and Career Readiness  •  Pedagogy and Classroom Practice

Guides to Using CRAs

Interested in having the CRAfT team lead a training at your institution? Contact us.

Anatomy of a CRA

Anatomy of a Scoring Guide

Navigating CRAFTx.org

Creating Your Own CRAs:
Using the CRA Template

Getting Started Guide

15-Minute Quick Start

CRA Template

What Does 'College Ready' Writing Really Look Like?

 

About College and Career Readiness

Defining College Readiness

Are College Readiness and Career Readiness the Same?

 
 

Texas College and Career Readiness Standards

Improving Your Institution’s Culture of Readiness: Texas College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide

 

Pedagogy and Classroom Practice

      • How Students Learn

Helping Students Learn:
What is Learning?

Helping Students Learn:
The Velcro Theory of Memory

Helping Students Learn:
Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset in Action:
Grit

 

      • Innovative Pedagogies

Helping Students Learn:
Chunking

Helping Students Learn:
Retrieval Practice

Making the Most of Retrieval Practice: Using Quizzes

Making the Most of Retrieval Practice: Spaced Practice

Making the Most of Retrieval Practice: Interleaved Practice

Making the Most of Retrieval Practice: Feedback and Metacognition

Making the Most of Retrieval Practice: Applying Strategies to CRAs

Peer Instruction

 
 

 Chunking Instruction

Data-Driven Decision Making in the Classroom

Peer Instruction: FAQs