Georgia's Common Core Initiative Brochure


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Georgia's Common Core Initiative Brochure

  1. 1. Why Common Core? Implementing Common Core GPS Georgia’s Next Steps COMMON COREThe COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDSINITIATIVE (CCSSI) is a state-led effort Superintendent Barge and staff will present an overview of the COMMON CORE GEORGIA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS GEORGIAcoordinated by the National GovernorsAssociation (NGA) and the Council of September 21, 2011, from 3-4 pm on GPB TV Streaming live via Georgia Public Broadcasting 2012: PERFORMANCEChief State School Officers (CCSSO). English Language Arts Mathematics STANDARDS Preparation: The standards are (ELA) (CCGPS) college- and career-ready. DATE 10 - 12 2 - 4 DATE 10 - 12 2-4 A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. Competition: The standards are Jan 25 K Feb 2 K 6 internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally Jan 31 2 7 Feb 7 1 7 Providing Georgia’s students competitive. Feb 1 4 11 /12 Feb 16 2 8 with the competencies Feb 15 9/10 5 Feb 28 3 9 necessary for success in the Equity: Expectations are consistent for all – and not dependent on a Feb 29 6 3 global marketplace Mar 1 4 10 student’s zip code. Mar 14 8 1 Mar 6 5 11 Clarity: The standards are focused, ELA 6-12 Literacy Mar 13 9 10 coherent, and clear. May 1 6-8 9-12 Mar 15 TBD 11 Collaboration: The standards create ELA Literacy in Social a foundation to work collaboratively Studies/History Live broadcasts and archived productions across states and districts. May 2 9-12 6-8 may be accessed here: ELA Literacy in ScienceGeorgia’s highly respected and benchmarked GEORGIA May 8 6-8 9-12 common-corePERFORMANCE STANDARDS (GPS) ELA Literacy in Technical Subjects Archived productionsexemplify the rigor and complexity of available 24 hours afterCommon Core Standards, allowing for May 9 9-12 6-8 broadcastease of transition between GPS andCCGPS. Projected Assessment Timeline 2012-2013 Begin Incorporation of School CCGPS into Current State Year Assessments 2014- 2015 Begin Implementation of School Common Assessments Year Dr. John D. Barge State School Superintendent “Making Education Work for For additional information visit the Georgia 2066 Twin Towers East Department of Education website at All Georgians” 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE Dr. John D. Barge Atlanta, GA 30334 State School Superintendent
  2. 2. English Language Arts• CCGPS anchored by College and Career Readiness Standards • Anchor Strands: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language • Integrated media and technologyREADING:  Requires interpretation and analysis  A progressive development of reading  Infuses use of technology in creation, of message as presented through comprehension ensures students gain refinement, and collaboration on oral, visual, or multimodal formats more from what they read writing LANGUAGE:  An emphasis on text complexity and  Includes an appendix of writing  Includes conventions for writing and sophistication in grade level texts samples illustrating criteria required to speaking promote necessary rigor. meet the standards  Highlights the importance ofWRITING: SPEAKING AND LISTENING: vocabulary acquisition through a  Focuses on composing a range of  Focuses on speaking and listening in mix of conversation, direct different writings: a range of settings, both formal and instruction, and reading informal – academic, small-group,  Argumentative/opinion pieces  Requires vocabulary to be whole-class discussions  Informative/explanatory writings addressed in context of reading,  Narrative texts  Emphasizes effective communication writing, speaking and listening  Research projects (short as well practices as sustained inquiry) Mathematics • Understanding of core concepts • Fluency with core skills • Tasks promote conceptual development and meaningful learning STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE: STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them  K-5: Develop a strong concrete-to- conceptual foundation in number  Reason abstractly and quantitatively and operations, including fractions  Construct viable arguments and critique and decimals the reasoning of others  6-8: Develop a robust  Model with mathematics understanding of algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics  Use appropriate tools strategically  High School: Apply mathematics  Attend to precision and mathematical ways of thinking  Look for and make use of structure in novel situations, as college students and employees are  Look for and express regularity in regularly called upon to do repeated reasoning