Thank you for participating in this important conference and for playing such critical roles in raising the bar on student achievement in your communities and states. The following presentation is an overview of the of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act K-12 grants at the U.S. Department of Education in the context of our overall vision for strengthening our school systems throughout the nation.
Mississippi Department of Education Common Core State Standards and Assessments Mathematics and English/Language Arts Lynn J. House, Ph.D. Deputy State Superintendent
Provides the opportunity to compare and evaluate policies that affect student achievement across states
What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?
Fewer, clearer, and higher
Aligned with college and work expectations
Rigorous content requiring higher-order thinking and application of knowledge
Shift from “What’s Taught” to “ What Students Need to Be Able to Do”
To succeed in 21 st century college and careers, students need to be able to:
1. Solve problems 2. Manage oneself 3. Adapt to change 4. Analyze / conceptualize 5. Reflect on / improve performance 6. Communicate 7. Work in teams 8. Create / innovate / critique 9. Engage in learning throughout life
At a minimum, to successfully implement Common Core State Standards and Assessments, TEACHERS must:
Know how to plan intentionally for rigorous and deep learning experiences.
Know how to design and utilize formative assessment that ensures retention and the ability to apply learning .
Be able to create a learning environment that fosters deep thinking , engagement of students , integration of subject areas, and problem-based learning experiences.
Must be able to analyze and use a variety of data to drive instructional practice.
Must embrace continuous professional learning.
CCSSO/NGA Process Fall 2009 -Released draft of College/Career Readiness Standards to states and public January 2010 -Released several drafts of K-12 Standards to states February 2010 -Released draft K-12 Standards to the public June 2, 2010 -Released Final K-12 Standards June 2010 -Adopted by MS State Board of Education
Scores from both focused & end-of-yr. assessments will be combined for annual accountability score. Center for K – 12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS FOCUSED ASSESSMENTS END OF YEAR COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
Interactive Data Tool for accessing data and creating customized reports
Exemplar lesson plans
Formative assessment items and tasks
Professional development materials regarding test administration,
scoring, and use of data
Online practice tests
Item development portal
Tools and resources developed by Partner states
Optional “ready-to-use” performance tasks for K-2
Center for K – 12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS PARTNERSHIP RESOURCE CENTER: Digital library of released items, formative assessments, model curriculum frameworks, curriculum resources, student and educator tutorials and practice tests, scoring training modules, and professional development materials
The PARCC System English Language Arts and Mathematics, Grades 3 - 11 Center for K – 12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS
90% END OF YEAR COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT 75%
PARTNERSHIP RESOURCE CENTER: Digital library of released items, formative assessments, model curriculum frameworks, curriculum resources, student and educator tutorials and practice tests, scoring training modules, and professional development materials Summative assessment for accountability Required, but not used for accountability
Continue to meet with stakeholder groups (K-12 and IHL) to
- review findings of the alignment study (DONE)
- develop a crosswalk (DONE)
- determine 9-12 courses ( IN PROGRESS)
- make resources known to stakeholders (IN PROGRESS)
- align/revise PK3 and PK4 guidelines (IN PROGRESS)
Conduct regional awareness sessions & webinars through RESAs
Format the CCSS to reflect the structure of the MS Curriculum Frameworks (TBD)
Revise/develop instructional materials (suggested teaching strategies, resources, & assessment aids) and offer training (TBD)
Conduct Train-the-Trainer Sessions (IN PROGRESS)
Determine which policies/procedures need adjustment (TBD)
Plan transition to new assessments (IN PROGRESS)
Continue working with PARCC to implement assessments
Implementation Timeline Grades K – 2 3 – 5 6 – 8 9 – 12 Training Follow Up Training Follow Up Summer 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Summer 2012 K-12 follow-up sessions will occur around the state in late summer 2013. Chart below illustrates proposed implementation schedule pending funding and additional PARCC resources. Training Follow Up Follow Up Training Follow Up Follow Up Summer 2013 Follow Up Follow Up
Trecina Green Bureau Director Curriculum and Instruction Mississippi Department of Education [email_address] 601-359-2586 [email_address] Contact Information Common Core Website http://www.corestandards.org/ MDE Website www.mde.k12.ms.us (hot topics)