Key Cognitive Strategies
In his Four Keys of College Readiness, Conley (2013) identified five key cognitive strategies that students should have in order to be successful in college-level courses. These are strategies that students should be able to apply across content areas and various learning situations. Each strategy Conley (2013) outlines has two components (See Figure 1 in the Introduction). For this discussion:
- Choose one of the grade levels from one content area of the CCSS. Keep in mind that there are literacy standards for history/social studies, science, and technical subjects in addition to the mathematics and English standards.
- Analyze whether and in what manner the key cognitive strategies are addressed in the standards. Determine to what degree each strategy is addressed and whether strategies are missing or could be addressed more strongly.
- Choose one standard and explain one performance task that students at that grade level should be able to complete in order to demonstrate mastery of strategy and the standard.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.