Common Core State Standards in Hamilton County Education and Leadership
National PerspectiveState-led effortcoordinated by theNational GovernorsAssociation and theCouncil of Chief StateSchool Officers(CCSSO). Developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare students for college and careers.
National Perspective• Are aligned with college and work expectations;• Are clear, understandable and consistent;• Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills;• Build upon strengths of current state standards;• Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in the global economy• Are evidence-based.
State Level Competitiveness and Raising the Bar• Only 21% of adults in TN have a college degree• 54% of new jobs will require post-secondary education• 46th in 4th grade math and 41st in 4th grade reading• 15% of high school seniors are college ready
State Level• January 2008 – Tn receives an “F” from the US Chamber of Commerce in rigor and approves the Tennessee Diploma Project standards• Spring 2010 – New TCAP aligned to new standards, and scores take a hit• Race to the Top
State LevelTennessee is a member of the PARCC alliance with 24states working to develop common assessments.PARCC states educate more than 31 million students,Nearly 63% of K-12 students in U.S. public schoolsPARCC assessment will begin in 2014-15 for ELA and Math
We will begin state-wide implementation of 3-8math standards this coming school year 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Grades K-2 Math and ELA Grades 3-8 Math (partial) Math and ELA Grades 9-12 Math and ELA Literacy for social studies, math, a Grades 6-12 nd science 7
The Common Core State Standardsrepresent six key instructional shifts MATH: 1. Focus strongly where the Standards focus 2. Coherence: think across grades, and link to major topics within grades 3. Rigor: require conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application with intensity. ELA: 1. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational texts 2. Reading and writing grounded in evidence from text 3. Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary 8
Common Core State Standards are narrower… # of TN Standards for 3rd Grade Math: # of Common Core Standards for 3rd Grade Math: 25 113 There are 1,119 Tennessee ELA standards not covered in the Common Core CLE CU GLE SPI Grand Total 45 501 109 464 1119 9
We will narrow the focus of the TCAP and expanduse of Constructed Response Assessments 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 TCAP We will remove 15-25% of SPIs that are not reflected in Common Core State Standards from the TCAP NEXT year. The specific list of SPI’s will be shared on May 1. PARCC Constructed Response We will expand the constructed response assessment for all grades 3-8, focused on the TNCore focus standards for math. NAEP NAEP 10
MathematicsK-2 – Full implementation 2012-13. Reference K-2 Focus Standards3-8 - Mathematics – Partial implementation with Focus Standards identified at each grade level. CRA added as part of assessment. Certain SPIs removedTraining – 3-day summer training for teams from all middle schools and high schools
MathematicsConstructed Response Assessments (CRA)October and February – scored by teachersMay – scored by TDOEStudent Performance on the CRA will notaffect teacher, school or districtaccountability for the next two years.
MathematicsGrades 9-12 – TDOE will release the full implementation plan by January 2013.
English/Language ArtsK-2 – Full implementation 2012-13. Reference K-2 Focus StandardsELA Pilots – Information will be obtained from pilotDistricts.TDOE encourages all districts to begin implementingthe 3 instructional shifts in preparation forImplementationNo changes to ELA TCAP or EOC exams this yearCore Coaches will provide formal training nextsummer.
English/Language Arts Major Changes to Writing AssessmentText Based – To reflect the instructional shifts in ELAstandards students will read a passage and citeevidence from the text in the responseFall Pilots – Grades 6, 9, and 12. Prompts releasedfollowing field tests. Ooltewah High, East RidgeMiddle, Normal Park Upper, and Sale CreekMiddle/High
English/Language Arts Major Changes to Writing AssessmentOnline Assessment – Grades 8 and 11 this schoolyear. District’s have the option of online or paperfor 5th Grade.This year, the test will continue to be narrativeat Grade 5, expository at Grade 8 and persuasiveat grade 11. Next year students can expect any ofthe three types at any grade levelNo longer a factor in school, district, or teacheraccountability
Literacy in 6-12 History/Social Studies, Science, And Technical Subjects• The implementation of Common Core State Standards is a full-school endeavor, not just a project for math and ELA teachers.• Literacy and Math standards will be embedded into these specialized areas of study.• There will be no changes to TCAP and EOC exams for science and social studies for the 2012- 2013 school year.
Student Level Chris and I are friends Oh, big friends Giant friends Oh, man… Chris and I Are friends forever! Really! Oh, you Chris… You are AWESOME.
Student Level O powerful western fallen star! O shades of night—O moody, tearful night! O great star disappear’d - O the black murk that hides the star! O cruel hands that hold me powerless—O helpless soul of me! O harsh surrounding cloud that will not free my soul.
Student LevelReading Standards for LiteratureCraft and Structure• RL.1.4. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.• RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g. regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Student LevelWriting• 7.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.Reading Standards for Literature 6-12• 6.RL3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond to change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Resources and Support• TNCore website – www.tncore.org• Questions – email@example.com• Official website of the CCSS Initiative www.corestandards.org• Student Achievement Partners www.achievethecore.org• PTA parent guide – www.pta.org