READ 180 vs. Literacy Common Core Standards Presenter: Brandy Collins
Obsolete Technology: READ 180•READ 180 is a comprehensivesystem ofcurriculum, instruction, assessment, and professionaldevelopment proven to raisereading achievement forstruggling readers in grades 4-12+.•READ 180 is designed for anystudent reading two or moreyears below grade level. Itleverages adaptive technology toindividualize instruction forstudents and provide powerfuldata for differentiation toteachers.
Emerging Technology:Common Core Standards•Common Core StateStandards for Literacy isthat all students must beable to comprehend textsof steadily increasingcomplexity as they progressthrough school.•By the time they finish thecore, students must be ableto read and comprehendindependently andproficiently the kinds ofcomplex texts commonlyfound in college andcareers.
READ 180 vs. Common Core Standards READ 180 Common Core Standards Obsolete: Common Core Enhances: Common Core Standards are replacing the Enhances: READ 180 is a Standards requires that each comprehensive system of variety of standards that are Obsolete: READ 180 replaced the student should be reading curriculum, instruction, assessment and traditional form of teaching reading being taught from state to professional development that has text that grows in complexity known as Phonics. state. Makes is so that no proven to raise reading achievement for as the school year struggling readers in grades 4 plus. matter what school a student progresses, and grows in transfers to, their school will complexity from grade to be teaching the same grade. curriculum. Reverses: Common Core Retrieves: READ 180 begins with Retrieves: Common Core Standards should help build traditional whole group instruction Reverses: Common Core Standards are Standards brings me back to students to answer that engages the whole class. In quickly replacing this technology. The the days I was in school progressively more rigorous between the whole group instruction, the students break into district invested several thousands of where all of the students questions about the text they dollars in READ 180 but feel it doesn’t seemed to be taught the read, which as a result will groups and rotate though three correlate with the common core stations (much like elementary standards that are now required. basics without all of the help them develop higher students do) for small group and various programs that are order thinking skills independent learning. being sold to schools. (synthesis, analysis, and evaluation).
Interview:Interviewee: Taranah PagePosition: Curriculum CoordinatorPlace of Employment: Little Rock School DistrictDate of Interview: July 19, 2012
Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Link Brandy Collins Taranah Page
Six Forces that Drive EvolutionaryTechnology1. Evolutionary Technology: when one type technology evolves from and enhances an earlier version, it is considered evolutionary.2. Rhymes of History: when a technology emerges due to an impact felt from a previous technology; or when a technology rekindles something from the past.3. Science Fiction: creative forces that expand and generate new creative technological ideas.
Six Forces that Drive EvolutionaryTechnology Con’t.4. Disruptive Technology: the market doesn’t change but the product does causing disruption to existing technology and pushes it into obsolescence.5. Increasing Returns: one technology’s ability to capitalize on the popularity of another technology and rise up and become popular.6. Red Queens: when two technologies compete for the same market and all other competitors are left behind.
Evolutionary Technology: Literacy Common CoreREAD 180 Standards READ 180 was implemented Common Core State Standards in the Little Rock School are being implemented at the District during the 2006-2007 middle level in Arkansas during school year. the 2012-2013 school year. READ 180 emerged from the Common standards emerged need for more minority from the need to ensure that students to improve the students are receiving a high academic achievement gap as quality education reported in the state testing consistently, from school to data. school from state to state.
Rhymes of History: Literacy Common CoreREAD 180 Standards READ 180 brought back into Common Core Standards the classroom the need for remind us that there needs to be more student involvement. more consistency within the READ 180 reinforced the schools in each state. need for change within the Common Core Standards classroom. changed the variety of standards READ 180 integrated the that are being taught in the need for whole group various schools around the state. instruction, small group No matter what school a student instruction and independent is in, they are expected to be learning—all within the 90 learning the exact same minutes of class. standards for Literacy.
Science Fiction: Literacy Common CoreREAD 180 Standards When students entered a When students enter a classroom set up for READ classroom designed for implementing common core 180 instruction, they standards—each classroom will immediately noticed that probably be designed in a something was different than similar traditional manner. Each teacher will be teaching the traditional classroom. the same standard—the method They initially notice the of their teaching that standard might be different. The technology, but it wasn’t long common goal—is that every before they realized the student receive the same high classroom was set up in a way quality education, no matter the school they attend or the state that involved engagement. they are receiving their education in.
Disruptive Technology: Literacy Common CoreREAD 180 Standards READ 180 was disrupted after Common Core Standards 4 years of being implemented have been a disruption to all in the LRSD due to the data Literacy classes across the that was received from the state due to the new standards being state test. The low achieving implemented. students did not decrease the There will not be any new achievement gap among technology implemented to minority students as the correlate with the common district had anticipated when core standards—each teacher implementing this program will teach the same standard in the Literacy classes. using their own method.
Increasing Returns: Literacy Common CoreREAD 180 Standards READ 180 experienced Common Core Standards increasing returns in other were implemented in the districts that implemented elementary schools in the this program across the state of Arkansas during the United States. 2011-2012 school year. Based on the state test, there was an increase in the performance of students in the LRSD due to the implementation of these standards.
Red Queens: Literacy Common CoreREAD 180 Standards READ 180 took the role of the Common Core Standards has Red Queen when compared taken the role of Red Queen to the Literacy curriculum when compared to READ 180. that was being taught in the The two curriculums competed for their place in the educational regular classrooms in the setting, with common core LRSD. The other programs standards winning in the end. became obsolete once READ Common Core Standards reach 180 was adopted by the more students and makes more district. sense with the high mobility rate in the LRSD and within the state.
What’s Next? Will there be a technology/curriculum that will replace Common Core Standards the way they replaced READ 180? My theory: there will always be individuals out there that are trying to create or implement a new technology or curriculum to replace what is in place. When we look back a few years when NCLB was implemented— educators all knew it was an impossible goal for our students. After the federal education system seeing they had created the impossible, the idea of common core standards have now been created and implemented.
What’s Next? What kind of technology/curriculum might obsolete common core standards? My theory: Common Core Standards will be in place, the date from test results compared and if the states aren’t seeing the increase in student achievement then another form of technology/curriculum will be adopted. There is always going to be a new and improved technology out there that is trying to be “sold” to the education system.
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