Essential Core Questions What are the Common Core Standards? How will the Common Core Standards Impact Students? How will the Common Core Standards be rolled out in Plymouth?
What are the Common Core Standards? “Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.” (NGA & CCSSO, 2010)
Impetus for the Common Core State Standards Currently, every state has its own set of academic standards, meaning public educated students are learning different content at different rates All students must be prepared to compete with not only their American peers in the next state, but with students around the world This initiative will potentially affect 43.5 million students which is about 87% of the student population
Common Core State Standards Evidence Base Standards from individual high-performing countries and provinces were used to inform content, structure, and language. Writing teams looked for examples of rigor, coherence, and progression. Mathematics Belgium (Flemish) Canada (Alberta) China Chinese Taipei England Finland Hong Kong India Ireland Japan Korea Singapore English language arts Australia
New South Wales
England Finland Hong Kong Ireland Singapore
Development of Common Core Standards Joint initiative of: Supported by: Achieve ACT College Board 6
Criteria Used to Develop CCSS Fewer, clearer, higher level skills Aligned with college and work expectations Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order skills Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards Informed by top performing countries Evidenced and/or researched-based Realistic and practical for the classroom Consistent across all states
Common Core English Standards Reading College and Career Anchor Standards (p. 10) Standards Literature Informational Text Foundation Skills
Common Core English Language Arts Writing College and Career Readiness and Anchor Standards – (p. 18) Speaking and Listening College and Career Readiness and Anchor Standards – (p. 22) Language College and Career Readiness and Anchor Standards – (p. 25)
English Language Arts Investigation Join together with your grade level teachers in appropriate rooms. Take time to look at standards and draw some conclusions. Click on Titanpad link below and record your groups observations of the standards.
Common Core Math Standards Counting and Cardinality - Domain
Know number names and the count
sequence - Standard Count by ones and by tens Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence Write numbers from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20. Pg. 5
Common Core Math Standards Mathematical Practices
Makes sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
Model with mathematics
Use appropriate tools strategically.
Attend to precision
Look for and make use of structure
Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
Math Investigation: Review math standards and discuss as a team Use the link below to develop a power point slide for your grade level Don’t forget to save!
What Does This Mean? Comments Questions
Plymouth School District’s Implementation (Every child a graduate with post high school education a goal)