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Ccss update general audience

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Ccss update general audience

  1. 1. Common Core State Standards Presented to ___ Anne Zeman, Ed.D. August 2013
  2. 2. Our Students’ Future “… because knowledge is available on every Internetconnected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know.…”
  3. 3. Our Students’ Future “…The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — & skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge…”
  4. 4. Our Students’ Future “…As one executive told me, „We can teach new hires the content, and we will have to because it continues to change, but we can’t teach them how to think — to ask the right questions — and to take initiative.’ ” Tony Wagner, Education Specialist, Harvard Author of Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Source: http://www.nytimes.com/
  5. 5. Rationale for the Common Core Council of the Great City Schools
  6. 6. Background and Rationale of the Common Core State Standards • Were developed by states as a collaborative initiative. • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society. 6
  7. 7. Background and Rationale of the Common Core State Standards • Are aligned with college and career expectations; • Are clear, understandable and consistent; • Include rigorous application of knowledge through high-order skills. 7
  8. 8. 46 States Have Adopted the E/LA CCSS
  9. 9. California’s Common Core State Standards • CCSS were adopted by the California Board of Education on August 2, 2010. • The implementation of the Common Core is a multi-year effort due to the complexity, breadth, and totality of effort involved. “Dimmer Switch”
  10. 10. CCSS Transition Timeline: 2014-15 • Testing begins in 2014-15 • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: Testing for grades 3-8, and 11 • CA to determine additional interim assessments
  11. 11. EGUSD CCSS Transition Timeline: 2012-13 2013-14 Elementary transitions to CCSS •K-2 in Math •3-6 in ELA Elementary transitions to CCSS •K-2 in ELA •3-6 in Math 7-12 optional transition to CCSS 7-12 implements CCSS: •ELA •Math •Literacy Standards: •Science •History/Social Science •Technical Subjects 11
  12. 12. Common Core Causes SHIFTS in Education What are the SHIFTS in how we teach?
  13. 13. Shifts Brought by the CCSS • Emphasis on text-dependent questions and performance tasks • Connect writing to reading with frequent opportunities to research information • Provide literacy instruction in all content areas 13
  14. 14. Shifts Brought by the CCSS • Increase reading of informational texts • Increased text complexity of reading texts as measured by lexile level • Focus on academic vocabulary within context of texts 14
  15. 15. Lexile Framework® for Reading Study Summary of Text Lexile Measures Text Lexile Measure (L) 1600 1400 CCSS Lexile Expectations 1200 Currently Assessed Standards Lexile Expectations 1000 800 600 15 Interquartile Ranges Shown (25% - 75%) High College High College Military Personal EntryUse Level School Lit. School Texts OccupaLit. Texts tions * Source of National Test Data: MetaMetrics SAT 1, ACT, AP* 15
  16. 16. Common Core Causes SHIFTS in Mathematics There are two sets of Common Core standards for Mathematics: ≥√≤×≠ •Content Standards •Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice + n x
  17. 17. Common Core Causes SHIFTS in Mathematics Eight Mathematical Practices 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4. Model with mathematics. 5. Use appropriate tools strategically. 6. Attend to precision. 7. Look for and make use of structure. 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
  18. 18. What Is EGUSD Doing to Transition to CCSS??
  19. 19. Transitioning to CCSS • Professional Learning for Teachers & Administrators • Curricular Materials and Resources • Communication 19
  20. 20. Technical and Business Visual and Performing Arts Physical Education Health English Math CCSS Science World Language Social Science Every Grade Level and Discipline Has a Role in the Common Core 20
  21. 21. Next Steps: Implications for Diverse Learners Students with Disabilities English Language Learners Underperforming Groups Pro-social Interactions and practice Academic Language practice Synthesizing Information Communicating in a variety of contexts 21
  22. 22. http://blogs.egusd.net/ccss Resources for You
  23. 23. Common Core State Standards …for your interest! 23

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