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Halfway there:  Implementing    the CommonCore Standards                  Patte Barth Center for Public Education
Agenda   • a quick overview of the CCSS   • truths, untruths & ambiguities   • what to expect in 2014   • be prepared   • ...
The Common CoreState Standards            An overview
The Common Core Standards are                   intended to be:   • Aligned with college and work expectations for ELA and...
What ‘adoption’ means for                    states    • must adopt 100% of CCSS K-12 standards      – CCSS should not rep...
46 states & DC have adopted          the CCSS                              adopted                              not       ...
Second thoughts                  adopted                  not                  adopted                  2nd               ...
Second thoughts                  adopted                  not                  adopted                  2nd               ...
CCSS development wasstate-led.            True
The Common Core Standards process: • CCSSO and NGA‘s Center for Best Practices • Advisory group: Achieve, Inc.; ACT, Inc.;...
NSBA & CCSS• supports NGA/CCSSO state-led process• supports federal funding for research and/or help to  states for develo...
Next Generation Science            Standards• Collaboration of Achieve, NRC, AAAS, NSTA and 26  lead states• ―Internationa...
26 lead states – NextGeneration Science Standards                           participant                           non     ...
The federal government isbehind the CCSSassessments                   Mostly true• federal dollars support assessment deve...
State CCSS         assessment consortia• formed to develop common ―next generation‖  assessments aligned to the CCSS• supp...
24 states & DC are in the     PARCC consortium                            participant                            non      ...
28 states are in the SMARTER         consortium                           participant                           non       ...
Other assessment consortia    • Alternative assessments: $67 million to Dynamic      Learning Maps (DLM) and National Cent...
Federal technical review                  of state consortia         Expert panel to review consortia processes:         •...
States had to adopt theCCSS to qualify for RTTTgrants or NCLB waivers.    Not true, but it didn’t hurt
Federal Policy and CCSSCollege- and career- ready standards must be:• common to a significant number of states; or• approv...
Federal Policy and CCSSRace to the Top• States do not have to adopt common standards to be  eligible; but get points for d...
RTTT scoring rubric forstandards & assessments                (total 500 points)Selection criteria                        ...
Federal Policy and CCSSNCLB waivers• develop and implement rigorous college- & career-ready  standards & assessments in re...
CCSS will cost the country     $16 billion to implement                                  Hard to saySOURCE: Pioneer Instit...
CCSS assessments might                       save dollars      $27                     current per pupil cost for state   ...
Other implementation costs• new curriculum and materials• technology• professional development            other cost consi...
The Common CoreState Standards            How they            differ from            current            practice
The CCSS are mediocre.         Not true
Fordham Institute:                 CCSS to state standards      • CCSS ―clearly superior‖ to 39 states‘ standards        i...
The CCSS-ELA will crowdout classical literature.         Not true
Balance of texts                                             percent of time on             percent of time on            ...
Balance of                                                         writing modes                                          ...
What’s different?                English language arts Standards for reading and writing in history/social studies, scienc...
Why emphasize reading for                  information?                                                  literary experien...
Sample texts, grade 6-8SOURCE: Common core state standards, ELA, Appendix B, www.corestandards.org
PARRC/ELA assessment                        guidelines     Two CCSS standards are always in play—whether     they be readi...
PARRC/grade 10                    constructed response     Use what you have learned from reading “Daedalus and Icarus”   ...
The CCSS do not requirecursive writing. TrueSchools cannot teachcursive writing. Not true
The CCSS-math areinternationally benchmarked.           True
Comparison of CCSS-math to             top-achieving countries      •       Are world-class      •       Can potentially e...
Comparison of CCSS-math to             top-achieving countries              Top-achieving countries                       ...
What’s in the standards –                     Mathematics                                           • Number & quantity   ...
pre-calculus, calculus, advanced                                                         statistics, discrete math, advanc...
The emphasis on mathematicalpractices is fuzzy math.      Let’s take a look
Before CCSS    Which of the following numbers will round to 26?          a)      25.3          b)      25.5          c)   ...
After CCSS Capacity of different baseball stadiums             San Francisco Giants‘ stadium:              41,915 seats   ...
What’s different?• Both assess rounding• The second further requires the ability to reason  mathematically, critique the r...
SMARTER Grade 4SOURCE: SMARTER Balanced sample items, 2013
SMARTER Grade 4SOURCE: SMARTER Balanced sample items, 2013
The CCSS will make everystudent college andcareer-ready.     Remains to be seen
The Common CoreState Standards            The            challenges
Timeline!PARCC/SMARTER assessments will beready in 2014-15Kentucky has already started                                    53
Technology needs     •   33 states offer some level of online testing     •   Most don‘t assess all students     •   Most ...
Conditions for Success• Professional development for staff  – Do teachers have sufficient time and support to learn    new...
Managing initial expectations          ACT’s ‘first look’ at the common core standards                       English langu...
NAEP performance v. common core            standards – Mathematics            Percent of 2009 8th graders answering NAEP/c...
Lessons from Kentucky:            1st year CCSS scores show decline                   in proficiency rates                ...
Create the public will to                      succeed      •   Short term consequences      •   Long term (mutual) benefi...
Hold the system                                 accountable             Monitor district‘s progress toward successful     ...
Learn as a Board team•   State Level Collaboration•   Include relevant topics on board agendas &    work sessions•   Use m...
Watch this space                                             Stay up to date about progress in                            ...
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CCSS 2013 Annual Conference

  1. 1. Halfway there: Implementing the CommonCore Standards Patte Barth Center for Public Education
  2. 2. Agenda • a quick overview of the CCSS • truths, untruths & ambiguities • what to expect in 2014 • be prepared • q&a
  3. 3. The Common CoreState Standards An overview
  4. 4. The Common Core Standards are intended to be: • Aligned with college and work expectations for ELA and math • Focused and coherent • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards • Internationally benchmarked so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society • Based on evidence and research • State led – coordinated by NGA Center and CCSSO 4SOURCE: Common Core State Standards, www.corestandards.org
  5. 5. What ‘adoption’ means for states • must adopt 100% of CCSS K-12 standards – CCSS should not represent more than 85% of curriculum • must begin assessments on CCSS within three years • no requirements for public accountabilitySOURCE: NGA, CCSSO
  6. 6. 46 states & DC have adopted the CCSS adopted not adopted 6
  7. 7. Second thoughts adopted not adopted 2nd thoughts 7
  8. 8. Second thoughts adopted not adopted 2nd thoughts 8
  9. 9. CCSS development wasstate-led. True
  10. 10. The Common Core Standards process: • CCSSO and NGA‘s Center for Best Practices • Advisory group: Achieve, Inc.; ACT, Inc.; College Board, NASBE, and SHEEO • 49 states signed MOU • Two rounds of public review • Final documents released June 2010 • No federal dollars for development; foundation support
  11. 11. NSBA & CCSS• supports NGA/CCSSO state-led process• supports federal funding for research and/or help to states for developing assessments• supports nationally available tests that states may adopt voluntarily• opposes federal mandates or coercion, eg. a condition for receiving Title 1 funds
  12. 12. Next Generation Science Standards• Collaboration of Achieve, NRC, AAAS, NSTA and 26 lead states• ―Internationally benchmarked‖• Final version released April 9, 2013• Intended to be adopted ‗in whole‘• Carnegie Corp, Noyce Foundation & Dupont sponsors 12
  13. 13. 26 lead states – NextGeneration Science Standards participant non participant 13
  14. 14. The federal government isbehind the CCSSassessments Mostly true• federal dollars support assessment development• state consortia are doing the work
  15. 15. State CCSS assessment consortia• formed to develop common ―next generation‖ assessments aligned to the CCSS• supported by $346 million federal grants• PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers headed by Achieve, Inc.• SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium headed by Washington state department of education 15
  16. 16. 24 states & DC are in the PARCC consortium participant non participant 16
  17. 17. 28 states are in the SMARTER consortium participant non participant 17
  18. 18. Other assessment consortia • Alternative assessments: $67 million to Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) and National Center and State Collaboration (NCSC) – Assessments for students with ―most significant cognitive impairments‖ • Assessments for ELL: $10.5 million to ASSETS, Assessment Services Supporting ELLs Through Technology Systems 18SOURCE: The K-12 Center at ETS, www.k12center.org
  19. 19. Federal technical review of state consortia Expert panel to review consortia processes: • how they establish test validity • how they developed test items The panel will not review individual itemsSOURCE; U.S. Department of Education, March 2013, http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-assessment/performance.html
  20. 20. States had to adopt theCCSS to qualify for RTTTgrants or NCLB waivers. Not true, but it didn’t hurt
  21. 21. Federal Policy and CCSSCollege- and career- ready standards must be:• common to a significant number of states; or• approved by a ―state network of institutions of higher education‖, certify students will not need remedial courses (a network of 4-year IHEs that enroll at least 50% of students who attend state‘s 4-year public IHEs).High quality assessments must be:• Valid, reliable and fair; measure college & career readiness.• Measure student growth.
  22. 22. Federal Policy and CCSSRace to the Top• States do not have to adopt common standards to be eligible; but get points for doing so, more points for joining larger consortium (e.g. CCSSO/NGA).• Points for supporting transition to new standards/assessments.• Same criteria applied to assessments.• Make up 70 points of 500 points total.
  23. 23. RTTT scoring rubric forstandards & assessments (total 500 points)Selection criteria Points PercentStandards and assessments 70 (of 500 total) 14%(1)Developing &adopting common 40standards(i)Participating in consortium developing 20high-quality standards(ii)Adopting standards 20(2)Developing & implementing 10common, high-quality assessments(3)Supporting transition to enhanced 20standards & high-quality assessments
  24. 24. Federal Policy and CCSSNCLB waivers• develop and implement rigorous college- & career-ready standards & assessments in reading & math.• adopt English language proficiency standards aligned to new standards and assessments to support ELL students.
  25. 25. CCSS will cost the country $16 billion to implement Hard to saySOURCE: Pioneer Institute, 2012
  26. 26. CCSS assessments might save dollars $27 current per pupil cost for state assessments (Brookings Institute) $11-20 estimated per pupil for CCSS assessment (PARCC - SMARTER)SOURCES: Brookings Institute, 2012; PARCC, 2012; Education Week, December 7, 2012
  27. 27. Other implementation costs• new curriculum and materials• technology• professional development other cost considerations• were your standards due for an overhaul anyway?• are these things your state needs?
  28. 28. The Common CoreState Standards How they differ from current practice
  29. 29. The CCSS are mediocre. Not true
  30. 30. Fordham Institute: CCSS to state standards • CCSS ―clearly superior‖ to 39 states‘ standards in math and 37 states in ELA • CCSS ―clearly inferior‖ to 3 states in ELA • All others were about the sameSOURCE: Fordham Institute, The State of state standards – and the common core, 2010
  31. 31. The CCSS-ELA will crowdout classical literature. Not true
  32. 32. Balance of texts percent of time on percent of time on grade level literary reading reading for information elementary 50% 50% middle school 45% 55% high school 30% 70%NAEP 2009 reading framework, recommended by common core standards, 2012
  33. 33. Balance of writing modes writing to writing to writing to grade level convey persuade explain experience elementary 30% 35% 35% middle school 35% 35% 30% high school 40% 40% 20%NAEP 2009 writing framework, recommended by common core standards, 2012
  34. 34. What’s different? English language arts Standards for reading and writing in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects • Complement rather than replace content standards in those subjects • Responsibility of teachers in those subjects Emphasis on research and using evidence Attention to text complexitySOURCE: Common Core Standards, June 2010
  35. 35. Why emphasize reading for information? literary experience/ acquire & use information reflect & evaluate US 4th grade ranking 2nd 5th PIRLS, 2010 US 15-year-olds ranking 6th 14th PISA, 2009 US students do well internationally in reading literature but fall behind in reading for information.Rankings based on statistically significant differences in scores between US and other countries.
  36. 36. Sample texts, grade 6-8SOURCE: Common core state standards, ELA, Appendix B, www.corestandards.org
  37. 37. PARRC/ELA assessment guidelines Two CCSS standards are always in play—whether they be reading or writing items: – Reading Standard One (Use of Evidence) – Reading Standard Ten (Complex Texts)SOURCE: PARRC, August 2012
  38. 38. PARRC/grade 10 constructed response Use what you have learned from reading “Daedalus and Icarus” by Ovid and “To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph” by Anne Sexton to write an essay that provides an analysis of how Sexton transforms Daedalus and Icarus. * * * Develop your essay by providing textual evidence from both texts. Be sure to follow the conventions of standard English.SOURCE: PARRC sample item, 2012
  39. 39. The CCSS do not requirecursive writing. TrueSchools cannot teachcursive writing. Not true
  40. 40. The CCSS-math areinternationally benchmarked. True
  41. 41. Comparison of CCSS-math to top-achieving countries • Are world-class • Can potentially elevate the academic performance of America‘s students • Most states have a long way to go: some lessSOURCE: William H. Schmidt, Michigan State University, analysis for Achieve, Inc. 2012
  42. 42. Comparison of CCSS-math to top-achieving countries Top-achieving countries CCSSSOURCE: William H. Schmidt, Michigan State University, analysis for Achieve, Inc. 2012
  43. 43. What’s in the standards – Mathematics • Number & quantity • Algebra - algebraic thinking K-5 • Functions • Modeling - high school • Geometry • Statistics & probability • Emphasis on Mathematical practiceSOURCE: Common Core Standards, June 2010
  44. 44. pre-calculus, calculus, advanced statistics, discrete math, advanced quantitative reasoning, specific technical POS Pathways through Algebra II Math III high school Geometry Math II mathematics Algebra I Math I Traditional sequence Integrated sequence • 2 algebra courses • 3 integrated courses • 1 geometry course • all include number, • DPS included algebra, geometry, DPS • 1 higher course • 1 higher courseSOURCE: Common Core Standards, Mathematics Appendix A, 2010
  45. 45. The emphasis on mathematicalpractices is fuzzy math. Let’s take a look
  46. 46. Before CCSS Which of the following numbers will round to 26? a) 25.3 b) 25.5 c) 26.7 d) 27.1 46SOURCE: Virginia SOL released items, grade 4 math, 2010
  47. 47. After CCSS Capacity of different baseball stadiums San Francisco Giants‘ stadium: 41,915 seats Washington Nationals‘ stadium: 41,888 seats San Diego Padres‘ stadium: 42,445 seats Jeff said, ―I get the same number when I round all three numbers of seats in these stadiums.‖ Sara said, ―When I round them, I get the same number for two of the stadiums but a different number for the other stadium.‖ Can Jeff and Sara both be correct? Explain how you know. 47SOURCE: The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox, grade 4
  48. 48. What’s different?• Both assess rounding• The second further requires the ability to reason mathematically, critique the reasoning of others, and communicate their own reasoning 48
  49. 49. SMARTER Grade 4SOURCE: SMARTER Balanced sample items, 2013
  50. 50. SMARTER Grade 4SOURCE: SMARTER Balanced sample items, 2013
  51. 51. The CCSS will make everystudent college andcareer-ready. Remains to be seen
  52. 52. The Common CoreState Standards The challenges
  53. 53. Timeline!PARCC/SMARTER assessments will beready in 2014-15Kentucky has already started 53
  54. 54. Technology needs • 33 states offer some level of online testing • Most don‘t assess all students • Most are voluntary • Most are summative only • Most schools will need more computers & more bandwidth 54SOURCE: SETDA, Technology Requirements for Large Scale, Computer-Based & Online Assessment, June 2011
  55. 55. Conditions for Success• Professional development for staff – Do teachers have sufficient time and support to learn new standards?• Aligned assessments & curriculum• Aligned instructional materials• Supports for students 55
  56. 56. Managing initial expectations ACT’s ‘first look’ at the common core standards English language arts Percent of 2009 11th graders scoring at college-career ready benchmark 51 53 38 reading writing languageSOURCE: ACT, Inc., A First Look at the Common Core and College and Career Readiness, December 2010
  57. 57. NAEP performance v. common core standards – Mathematics Percent of 2009 8th graders answering NAEP/common core items correctly 58 54 number algebraSOURCE: Brown Center on Education Policy, How well are American students learning? January, 2011
  58. 58. Lessons from Kentucky: 1st year CCSS scores show decline in proficiency rates KCCT 2010-11 K-PREP 2011-12 76 73 70 65 48 47 40 41 elementary-reading elementary-math middle school- middle school-math readingSOURCE: Education Week, Scores drop on KY‘s common core-aligned tests, November 19, 2012
  59. 59. Create the public will to succeed • Short term consequences • Long term (mutual) benefits • Engage local media in your effortsSOURCE: David Baird, Kentucky School Boards Association, 2013
  60. 60. Hold the system accountable Monitor district‘s progress toward successful implementation of the new standards • What kind of reports is the board receiving? • How does the superintendent‘s evaluation reflect implementation of the standards? • Establish relationships with key stakeholdersSOURCE: David Baird, Kentucky School Boards Association, 2013
  61. 61. Learn as a Board team• State Level Collaboration• Include relevant topics on board agendas & work sessions• Use multiple sources of information ⁻ State Department of Education ⁻ Center for Public Education
  62. 62. Watch this space Stay up to date about progress in common core implementation and policy www.centerforpubliceducation.org/commoncoreDownload videos, presentationsand other data resourceswww.data-first.org/learning-center

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