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  • College- and career-readiness is national focus. A lot of national excitement now on education. Standards: what students should know Assessment: How we know if students have met the standards Accountability: Goals for student performance, and the rewards and consequences for meeting/not meeting them.
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  • College- and career-readiness is national focus. A lot of national excitement now on education.
  • 21 governing states; 8 participating states
  • Online computer adaptive summative assessments that give a snapshot of student performance without a “one size fits all approach.” This assessment can be used to describe student achievement and growth of student learning as part of program evaluation and school, district and state accountability systems. This assessment will measure English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11 across the full range of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Optional interim and formative assessments that help teachers identify the specific needs of each student so that they can help the students progress toward being career and college ready. Opportunities for Professional Development. Teachers will be involved at all stages of item and test development, including item writing, scoring, and the design of reporting systems. This will ensure the system works well and that teachers can learn from national experts and from each other as they evaluate students’ performance. An online tailored reporting system that supports educators to access information about student progress toward college and career readiness as well as to identify specific strengths and weaknesses along the way.
  • College- and career-readiness is national focus. A lot of national excitement now on education.
  • Proposed reauthorization and U.S. Department of Education waiver package reference college- and career-ready standards. Common Core State Standards sends the signal to Congress that states can and should lead on education reform. Senate and House moving, but not together Reauthorization remains unlikely before the presidential election 11 states = November 28 states + D.C. = February

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  • 1.
    • Common Core State Standards
    • CARRIE HEATH PHILLIPS
    • ASCD COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS SUMMIT
    • SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
    • DECEMBER 15, 2011
  • 2. Aligning the Education System to College- and Career-Readiness
  • 3. Common Core State Standards: Quick Refresher
    • State-led and developed Common Core State Standards for K-12 in English Language Arts and Mathematics
    • Initiative led by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA)
  • 4. Why did governors and chiefs do this?
    • Prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and work
    • Ensure consistent expectations regardless of a student’s zip code
    • Make states more globally competitive
    • Provide educators, parents, and students with clear, focused guideposts
    • Offer economies of scale
  • 5. 45 states and D.C. have fully adopted the Common Core State Standards and Minnesota has adopted only the ELA standards. Common Core State Standards Adoption (as of December 2011)
  • 6. Intentional design limitations
    • The standards do NOT define:
    • How teachers should teach.
    • All that can or should be taught.
    • The nature of advanced work beyond the core.
    • The interventions needed for students well below grade level.
    • The full range of support for English learners and students with special needs.
    • Everything needed for students to be college- and career-ready.
  • 7. Problem Formulation Research Interpretation Communication Precision & Accuracy Structure of Knowledge Challenge Level Value Attribution Effort Key Content Knowledge think: know: Key Transition Knowledge and Skills Source: Dr. David Conley, Educational Policy Improvement Center Key Cognitive Strategies Key Learning Skills and Techniques Ownership of Learning Learning Techniques act: Postsecondary Awareness Postsecondary Costs Matriculation Career Awareness Role and Identity Self-advocacy go:
  • 8. ELA Standards: Design and Organization
    • Four strands
    • Reading (including Reading Foundational Skills)
    • Writing
    • Speaking and Listening
    • Language
    • Three appendices
    • A: Research and evidence; glossary of key terms
    • B: Reading text exemplars; sample performance tasks
    • C: Annotated student writing samples
  • 9. Math Standards: Design and Organization
    • Standards for Mathematical Practice
    • Carry across all grade levels
    • Describe habits of mind of a mathematically expert student
    • Standards for Mathematical Content
    • K-8 standards presented by grade level
    • High school standards presented by conceptual theme
    • Appendix
    • Designing high school math courses based on the Common Core State Standards
  • 10. Implementation Resources
    • The James B. Hunt Institute and CCSSO created a series of free video vignettes that explain the Standards in depth.
    • http ://bit.ly/commoncorevids
  • 11. Implementation Resources
    • National PTA – Common Core Parent Guides
      • Free resource
      • Clear, grade-by-grade overviews of the standards in ELA and math
      • Ways for parents to discuss the standards with their child and teachers
      • www.pta.org/parentguides
  • 12. Utah-specific Implementation Resources
    • Utah State Office of Education (USOE) resources
      • http ://www.schools.utah.gov/core /
      • Implementation timeline
      • Alignment documents by grade
      • Curriculum guides (now have 6 th grade math now)
  • 13. Aligning the Education System to College- and Career-Readiness
  • 14. New Common Summative Assessments
    • Two assessment consortia
      • Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
      • SMARTER Balanced
    • New summative assessments used for accountability purposes in 2014-2015 school year
  • 15. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
  • 16. Source: Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS
  • 17. Aligning the Education System to College- and Career-Readiness
  • 18. School and District Accountability
    • Accountability systems must change to align with goal of college- and career-readiness for all students.
    • In the absence of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization, the U.S. Department of Education invited states (on a voluntary basis) to apply for " ESEA flexibility .”
    • ESEA waivers must include:
      • Implementation of college- and career-ready standards and assessments
      • New school and district accountability systems
      • Teacher and leader evaluation
    • Next deadline to submit waiver request: February 21, 2012
  • 19. Questions and Discussion
    • Carrie Heath Phillips
    • [email_address]
    • Twitter: @cheathphillips
    • Program Director, Common Core Implementation
    • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
    • www.ccsso.org
    • www.corestandards.org