CCR_Anchor Standards for SPEAKING and LISTENING K-12
K–5 standards define what students should understand and be able to do
by the end of each grade. They correspond to the College and Career
Readiness (CCR) anchor standards below by number.
The CCR and
grade-specific standards are necessary complements—the former providing
broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that
together define the skills and understandings that all students must
Comprehension and Collaboration
1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse
partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually,
quantitatively, and orally.
3. Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
4. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of
reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to
express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks,
demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.