Common Core State Standards: Their Promise and Potential             CSG Regional Meeting – Atlanta, GA                   ...
Background and History• Standards movement - almost 20 years ago• No Child Left Behind - states required to  adopt standar...
Source: The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010
Voluntary, state led effort• Conversations among governors and state  education chiefs began in 2005• NGA and CCSSO took t...
Common Core State Standards Development Process
Why should states work together?•   High college remediation rates•   Economies of scale and efficiencies•   Student mobil...
English Language Arts Highlights• Text complexity• Balance between literature and  informational/non-fiction texts• Litera...
Mathematics Highlights• Focus and coherence• Balance between computational fluency and  conceptual understanding• Careful ...
Implementation Alignment•   Curriculum•   Assessments•   Accountability•   Teacher pre-service preparation•   Teacher prof...
Critical Partners•   State legislators and policymakers•   State agencies•   K-12 educators•   Higher education•   Busines...
Resources•   www.hunt-institute.org•   www.corestandards.org/the-standards•   www.ccsso.org•   www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER•   ww...
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  1. 1. Common Core State Standards: Their Promise and Potential CSG Regional Meeting – Atlanta, GA November 15, 2011 Lucille E. Davy, Senior Advisor
  2. 2. Background and History• Standards movement - almost 20 years ago• No Child Left Behind - states required to adopt standards and administer assessments• Standards are statements of the skills young people are expected to learn• Changes in 21st century workforce• Governors focused on economic development
  3. 3. Source: The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2010
  4. 4. Voluntary, state led effort• Conversations among governors and state education chiefs began in 2005• NGA and CCSSO took the lead with states• Open, collaborative effort – K-12, higher education, business, research, experts• Multiple drafts and input• Validation committee
  5. 5. Common Core State Standards Development Process
  6. 6. Why should states work together?• High college remediation rates• Economies of scale and efficiencies• Student mobility• High expectations for all students
  7. 7. English Language Arts Highlights• Text complexity• Balance between literature and informational/non-fiction texts• Literacy skills developed in other subjects• Writing to inform/persuade• Speaking and listening• Media and technology integrated
  8. 8. Mathematics Highlights• Focus and coherence• Balance between computational fluency and conceptual understanding• Careful progressions• Emphasis on problem solving and applications• Skills “floor” – not the ceiling
  9. 9. Implementation Alignment• Curriculum• Assessments• Accountability• Teacher pre-service preparation• Teacher professional development• Instructional materials (including open source)
  10. 10. Critical Partners• State legislators and policymakers• State agencies• K-12 educators• Higher education• Business community• Parents and local school boards• Advocacy organizations
  11. 11. Resources• www.hunt-institute.org• www.corestandards.org/the-standards• www.ccsso.org• www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER• www.parcconline.org• http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHuntInsti tute#g/u

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