Summative Multi-state Assessment Resources for Teachers and Educational ResearchersNew test will be adaptive, include more writing, be more rigorous and will have open-ended questions.
This slide shows some of the important characteristics of the CCSS.CCSS standards are the result of evidence and research about how students learn.Because the CCSS will help students meet college and workplace entrance requirements, the standards have received endorsement from a variety of groups – from test developers of the ACT and SAT to insurance and pharmaceutical companies, high tech industries, and the military. Examples are provided. Rather than studying a little about a topic each year, the CCSS allows students to spend more time on a topic for greater understanding.The standards indicate a progression of skills –what is required in one grade serves as the foundation for learning in the next grade. Research has shown that placement of skills at specific grades matches the abilities of students at these grades.The CCSS are more rigorous and require students to think more critically. You’ll see evidence of this in the ELA and math section of this presentation.Many of the standards are placed in a grade based on where a topic is taught in countries that do well on tests that are administered internationally. This grade placement is called International Benchmarking.
Math & LA have their work cut out for them. But this change will impact all teachers. Stakes are even higher for essential skills.
Maybe on this slide is where I could talk about the district team… Or I could add an additional slide.
Common Core Introduction
An Introduction & Overview
Standards shared among participating states (currently 46 + D.C.) Designed to ensure all students are college and career ready when they graduate Will replace the current Oregon standards in English Language Arts and Math Include Literacy standards for History/Social Studies, Science and technical subjects
Common Core State Standards will replace the current Oregon standards in English Language Arts and Math over the next few years. The CCSS will be fully implemented and assessed through a common assessment in school year 2014-2015. Next year’s freshmen will take the new test (as Juniors): SMARTER Balanced Assessment
Parents, teachers, school administrators, and experts from across the country, together with state leaders through their membership in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), led the effort to develop the standards. Released in June of 2010 Adopted by Oregon in October, 2010
Work with a partner tomap out the 5 W’s andthe H of the CommonCore (as much as youcan, at this point).
Fewer, clearer, and higher-level standards Aligned with college and work expectations Internationally benchmarked standards Consistent learning expectations across states
Based on evidence and research Focused and coherent to allow for in-depth learning Cumulative progression of skills and understandings Rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills Incorporate standards of excellence found in high achieving countries
Integrated literacy standards across subject areas More rigorous assessment aligned with the Common Core will replace OAKS in 2014-15 Reading assessment emphasizes informational text (70%) over literary (30%) Increased emphasis on argumentative writing
Work with a partner tomap out the 5 W’s andthe H of the CommonCore. You should havesomething in each box.
Department time during March inservice to do work around the standards Additional resources coming via email Continued PD support from building and district as we transition to the new standards Breathe!