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Common Core Found to Rank With Respected Standards via Education Week

Common Core Found to Rank With Respected Standards via Education Week | college and career ready | Scoop.it

"The common-core standards in English/language arts and mathematics are generally aligned to the leading state standards, international standards, and university standards at the high-school-exit level, but are more rigorous in some content areas."

 

EPIC compared CCSS with 

- Texas College and Career Readiness Standards

- International Baccalaureate Standards

- Knowledge and Skills for University Success (used by College Board and endorsed by 28 research universities)

- California Standards

- Massachusetts Standards

 

Study Findings

 

- "found alignment in the topics covered and the range of content between the common-core standards and the five others"

 

- "the common core demanded a bit more cognitive complexity in some topics, particularly English/language arts"

 

- "comparison standards lacked the depth of challenge in reading for informational texts, writing, and reading and writing for literacy"

 

-  'comparison standards lacked the depth of challenge geometry'

 

Conclusions

 

- “The study continues a line of evidence that the core standards that states have adopted have a solid research base and will help teachers and students,” said Chris Minnich, the senior membership director at the Council of Chief State School Officers."

 

- "While Michael W. Kirst, a professor emeritus of education and business administration at Stanford University, had not yet seen the report, he said the comparison and alignment of the “long-standing, well-respected” IB standards with the common core was particularly noteworthy, given that the common-core crafters have claimed that they are internationally benchmarked, and the results of the study could give some support to the claim."

 

- "According to a related study EPIC released in August, most entry-level college professors found the common-core high school standards were relevant to college-level courses."

 

Personal Perspective

 

I spent 2/3 of my career in Advanced Placement schools and 1/3 in IB schools. If these standards align with IB Standards that is indeed "noteworthy."

 

My students were scheduled by their college advisors based on their "predicted IB scores." That alone is evidence that these students are considered college-ready. In fact, their outstanding performance in college confirmed that fact again and again.

 

 

 


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Sixty second writing tips: reverse-proofing gets rid of the editorial gremlins

Sixty second writing tips: reverse-proofing gets rid of the editorial gremlins | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Has anybody run into back-masking lately? Those moments during song-fade outs where the sound engineer splices in a voice, backwards, ostensibly containing a message. They date from the halcyon day...

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

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Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here's How to Know for Sure | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success.

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Great article to assess your EI....

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Why Children Play: The Serious Business of Having Fun

Why Children Play: The Serious Business of Having Fun | college and career ready | Scoop.it
David Packman provides us with a discussion on the importance of play in the development of a child.
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The concept of play has changed a lot in recent times.

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5 Best Password Manager Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose - Best Apps for iPhone and iPad

5 Best Password Manager Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose - Best Apps for iPhone and iPad | college and career ready | Scoop.it
The list of the Best Password Manager Apps for iPhone & iPad is here.  In this list, you can see 7 best password manager apps for iPhone & iPad. Now see the best iOS password manager apps-

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