COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE February 2010 2010 NROC Member Meeting
Overview of the Initiative <ul><li>State-led and developed common core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mat...
Why is this important now? <ul><li>Disparate standards across states </li></ul><ul><li>States are ready and able for colle...
Why is this good for students, educators, & states? <ul><li>Prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to s...
What momentum is there for the initiative? <ul><li>48 states, D.C., and 2 territories have signed on to the Common Core St...
Overview: Standards Criteria <ul><ul><li>Fewer, clearer, and higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned with college and wo...
Process Overview http://www.corestandards.org/Files/CCSSIProcess.pdf
K-12 Standards <ul><ul><li>Multiple rounds of feedback from states and national organizations representing educators. </li...
Definition of Adoption <ul><li>100% of the common core K-12 standards in ELA and mathematics to be adopted within 3 years ...
Common Standards - The First Step <ul><li>The common core state standards are the first step in transforming our education...
How can this help change what happens in the classroom? <ul><li>Educators will have more time to focus on depth of underst...
How can this change what happens in learning? <ul><li>Ability to collaborate on instructional content, interventions, asse...
Next Generation System of Assessment <ul><li>Address the depth and breadth of standards as well as all areas of the curric...
Key Themes - Assessment <ul><li>1) Guided by common standards and grounded in a thoughtful, standards-based curriculum </l...
Key Themes - Assessment <ul><li>5) Assessment and accountability systems are designed to improve the quality of learning (...
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Common Core Presentation Feb2010

  1. 1. COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVE February 2010 2010 NROC Member Meeting
  2. 2. Overview of the Initiative <ul><li>State-led and developed common core standards for K-12 in English language arts and math that can be adopted by states </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain the integrity of the common core, on-going and regular revisions and adjustments will be necessary </li></ul><ul><li>www.corestandards.org </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is this important now? <ul><li>Disparate standards across states </li></ul><ul><li>States are ready and able for collective action </li></ul><ul><li>Global competition – Lessons learned from other nations </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s jobs require different skills </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive political climate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why is this good for students, educators, & states? <ul><li>Prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and careers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures consistent expectations regardless of student’s zip code </li></ul><ul><li>Provides educators clear, focused guideposts </li></ul><ul><li>Offers economies of scale – instructional resources, professional development, delivery systems </li></ul>
  5. 5. What momentum is there for the initiative? <ul><li>48 states, D.C., and 2 territories have signed on to the Common Core State Standards Initiative process </li></ul>
  6. 6. Overview: Standards Criteria <ul><ul><li>Fewer, clearer, and higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned with college and work expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be evidence and/or research based </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Process Overview http://www.corestandards.org/Files/CCSSIProcess.pdf
  8. 8. K-12 Standards <ul><ul><li>Multiple rounds of feedback from states and national organizations representing educators. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on feedback, work groups for ELA and math standards have been focusing on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design and presentation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent numbering system </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity about what a standard is </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent grain size between ELA and math standards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearer link to the College- and Career-Ready Standards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grade-by-grade specificity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brevity and focus </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning progressions across grades </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public comment period slated to begin in mid-March. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Definition of Adoption <ul><li>100% of the common core K-12 standards in ELA and mathematics to be adopted within 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of the common core either in its entirety or in its entirety with up to an additional 15% added (“85% rule”) </li></ul><ul><li>A state will have adopted when the standards authorizing body within the state has taken formal action to adopt and implement the common core. </li></ul><ul><li>States are responsible for demonstrating that they have adhered to this definition of adoption. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Common Standards - The First Step <ul><li>The common core state standards are the first step in transforming our education system. For real systemic change to occur: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educators must be given resources, tools, and time to adjust classroom practice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional materials need to be developed that align to the standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments must be developed to measure student progress. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal, state, and district policies will need to be reexamined to ensure they support alignment of the common core state standards with student achievement. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How can this help change what happens in the classroom? <ul><li>Educators will have more time to focus on depth of understanding and richer units of study. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the opportunity for educators to tailor curricula and teaching methods to help all children reach the standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for more targeted, useful pre-service and professional development </li></ul>
  12. 12. How can this change what happens in learning? <ul><li>Ability to collaborate on instructional content, interventions, assessments - OER </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization at scale -A focus on outcomes opens door for mass customization of learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Performance counts - Choice in how we learn, where we learn, and how we demonstrate learning </li></ul><ul><li>Credentialing that is transferable, translatable </li></ul><ul><li>Students advance through developmental sequences, rather than through “courses” grouped by age and grade level </li></ul><ul><li>A new, more balanced and comprehensive approach to assessment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Next Generation System of Assessment <ul><li>Address the depth and breadth of standards as well as all areas of the curriculum, not just those that are easy to measure (EdSteps) </li></ul><ul><li>Consider and include all students as an integral part of the design process - UDL </li></ul><ul><li>Honor the research indicating that students learn best when given challenging content and provided with assistance, guidance, and feedback on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Employ multiple forms of assessment at the classroom, school, and district levels, as well as the state level - formative as well as summative measures </li></ul><ul><li>Engage teachers in scoring student work </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key Themes - Assessment <ul><li>1) Guided by common standards and grounded in a thoughtful, standards-based curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>2) Measures include evidence of actual student performance on challenging tasks that evaluate applications of knowledge and skills. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Teachers are integrally involved in the development of curriculum and the development and scoring of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>4) Assessments structured to continuously improve teaching and learning. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key Themes - Assessment <ul><li>5) Assessment and accountability systems are designed to improve the quality of learning (vs. schooling) </li></ul><ul><li>6) Assessment and accountability systems use multiple measures to evaluate students and schools </li></ul><ul><li>7) New technologies enable greater assessment quality and information systems that support accountability </li></ul>

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