CCSS Overview for Charter Schools

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CCSS Overview for Charter Schools

  1. 1. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) On The Road to College and Career Readiness
  2. 2. The Common Core State Standards Why make the change? What is the change? How will it impact my role?
  3. 3. Nationally, employers expect employees to use a broad set of skills. Learning Outcomes Desired by Employers ©BHEF SOURCE: Hart Research Associates. (2010). Raising the Bar: Employers’ Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn. 4
  4. 4. Right now, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. And yet, just over half of our citizens have that level of education.
  5. 5. The U.S.A. Tomorrow 2018: 63% of Jobs Require College 6
  6. 6. The quality of our math and science education lags behind many other nations. America has fallen to 9th in the proportion of young people with a college degree.
  7. 7. American students’ math proficiency and STEM career interest decline throughout high school. By 12th grade, only 17% of students are math proficient and interested in a STEM career. ©BHEF SOURCE: The Business-Higher Education Forum. (2011). The STEM interest and proficiency challenge: Creating the workforce of the future. 8
  8. 8. ACT Study – Schmeiser, 2006 Chance of later success Science Mathematics Unprepared in Reading 1% 15% Prepared in Reading 32% 67%
  9. 9. • Students who fall short of ACT's college readiness benchmarks have the greatest difficulty with the test items involving the most complex text. • K-12 reading assignments have become much less demanding in the last half-century, with an especially large drop-off in high school expectations. Weston, S. P. (2010). “The giant text complexity challenge inside the new literacy standards.” The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
  10. 10. • College reading assignments have moved in the opposite direction, becoming a bit harder over the same fifty years. • High school teachers commonly give students many kinds of support and coaching to help them figure out the material, but college teachers expect students to pull the knowledge from the text on their own, making the gap in practical ability even wider than the gap in the texts themselves.
  11. 11. Quick Facts • • Each year, approximately 1.2 million students fail to graduate from high school, more than half of whom are from minority groups. Percent of freshmen that enroll in at least one remedial course Community College 42% Four-Year Institution 20% Alliance for Excellent Education, February 2009 edition.
  12. 12. Research: Today’s text gap Source: Metametrics
  13. 13. One Word: Rigor College and Career Readiness Requires RIGOR
  14. 14. Lexile® levels today and with Common Core – Rigor Increased 2-3 Grade Levels Current Typical text measures (by grade) Common Core Text complexity grade bands and associated Lexile ranges
  15. 15. 21St Century Skills Skill Definition Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Rethink or think anew. It’s not incremental improvement Collaboration and Leadership Ability to influence others Agility and Adaptability Think, be flexible, change and use variety of tools Initiative and Entrepreneurialism Take a chance and be a risk-taker Effective Oral and Written Communication Clear, concise, focused, energetic and passionate around points to make Accessing and Analyzing Information Accessing and analyzing large quantities of information Curiosity and Imagination Ask great questions and be inquisitive in order to solve problems that impact innovation
  16. 16. College and Career Readiness College Ready Core Academic Disciplines Career Ready Career Awareness Cross-Disciplinary Problem Analysis Understanding Systems English Strategic Planning Mathematics Technological Literacy Science Communications Social Studies Economics Foreign Language Ethics Industry Knowledge & Practice Employability Leadership & Teamwork Safety Technical skills
  17. 17. Capacities of College and Career Ready Individuals •They demonstrate independence. •They build strong content knowledge. •They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline. •They comprehend and critique. •They value evidence. •They use technology and digital media strategically and capably. •They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.
  18. 18. CCSS- Video and Parent Brochures • http://www.cgcs.org Council of the Great City Schools- Video explaining CCSS • http://www.cgcs.org/domain/36 • Council of Great City Schools- Parent Roadmaps
  19. 19. Evolving Rigorous Standards Sunshine State Standards (1996) Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (2007) Common Core Standards (English Language Arts/ Mathematics) Grade Level Specific Benchmark Clustered (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) Grade Level Specific K-8 Course Specific 9-12 (Focused on College and Career Readiness Skills for English Language Arts and Mathematical Practices) “A mile wide, An inch deep” Fewer Concepts at each Grade Level Fewer Concepts at each Grade Level Process and Procedure Focused Conceptual Understanding Conceptual Understanding
  20. 20. Standards for Mathematical Practice 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively 3. Construct viable arguments / critique the reasoning of others 4. Model with mathematics 5. Use appropriate tools strategically 6. Attend to precision 7. Look for and make use of structure 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
  21. 21. 21st Century Skills Math Shifts ELA Shifts Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Focus Balancing Informational and Literacy Texts Collaboration and Leadership Coherence Literacies across Content Agility and Adaptability Fluency Staircase of Text Complexity Initiative and Entrepreneurism Deep Understanding Text Dependent Q and A Effective Oral and Written Communication Application Evidence-based Writing Curiosity and Imagination Dual-Intensity Academic Vocabulary Accessing and Analyzing Information
  22. 22. Place the value, in cents, next to the coins shown below. ________ _________ _________ _________
  23. 23. If an item costs 50 cents how much more money would you need?
  24. 24. Your mother sends you in to the store to buy something she wants. She tells you that the item costs somewhere between 1 cent and 99 cents. You only have pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in the money jar. What is the least number of coins you can take with you to make change without going over $1.00?
  25. 25. McDonald’s Claim (Is it True or False?) Wikipedia reports that 8% of all Americans eat at McDonalds every day. In the US, there are approximately 310 million Americans and 12,800 McDonalds. The average McDonald’s store can serve 1,500 people a day. Do you believe the Wikipedia report to be true? Using mathematical evidence, defend your position. Is your position a fact, an opinion, or an estimation? (Briars, Feb 2011)
  26. 26. 1. Based on the data in both tables, develop an argument for which blade shape had the best and most efficient design. Present your argument in writing to the Orlando Utilities Commission. 2. Looking at the data in both tables, why do you think the groups have different results? Ⓕ The blades in Group 2 were not working correctly. Ⓖ The engineers could have made a mistake counting. Ⓗ One engineer stole the answers from another group. Ⓙ The groups should have used different methods to collect the data. 3. What recommendations would you give to avoid these issues in the future.
  27. 27. 21st Century Skills Math Shifts ELA Shifts Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Focus Balancing Informational and Literacy Texts Collaboration and Leadership Coherence Literacies across Content Agility and Adaptability Fluency Staircase of Text Complexity Initiative and Entrepreneurism Deep Understanding Text Dependent Q and A Effective Oral and Written Communication Application Evidence-based Writing Curiosity and Imagination Dual-Intensity Academic Vocabulary Accessing and Analyzing Information
  28. 28. Standards for Mathematical Practice 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively 3. Construct viable arguments / critique the reasoning of others 4. Model with mathematics 5. Use appropriate tools strategically 6. Attend to precision 7. Look for and make use of structure 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
  29. 29. Percentage distribution of literary and informational passages Non Fiction is Key Source: National Assessment Governing Board. Reading Framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Washington, D.C.: American Institutes for Research, 2007.
  30. 30. To Argue . . . and Inform . . . in Writing CCSS Requires Argument / Evidence-based Writing Distribution of Communicative Purposes by Grade in the 2011 NAEP Writing Framework Source: National Assessment Governing Board (2007). Writing framework for the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress, pre-publication edition. Iowa City, IA. ACT, Inc. It follows that writing assessments aligned with the Standards should adhere to the distribution of writing purpose across grades outlined by NAEP.
  31. 31. A Shift in Thinking About Instructional Practice Rigorous and • Fragmented • Textbook-driven Traditional Relevant • Interdisciplinary • Learning focused • Teaching focused • Teaching focused • •• • • • Competency-based Time-based • Routine • Interdisciplinary Fragmented Learning focused • Real World Problems Textbook-driven • Constantly Challenging • Constantly Routine • Competency-based Challenging • Time-based • Real World Problems 41
  32. 32. Knowledge Needed for Educators • • • • • • • Lexile Shifts College / Career Readiness Level (Goal) Non-Fiction % Evidence-based Writing % Elements of Evidence Example: Math Argument Prompt Example: Cognitive Demand • College & Career Readiness Anchors / ELA • Standards for Math Practices
  33. 33. District Plan CCSS Black Belt Professional Learning On The Road to College and Career Readiness Communication Resources
  34. 34. The Common Core State Standards Why make the change? What is the change? How will it impact my role?

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