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State Education Agencies See Little Threat from Challenges to Common Core - T.H.E. Journal

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New Study Explores Middle School Math Teachers' Perceptions of CCSS

Across the country, middle school mathematics teachers are increasingly familiar with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and report that the CCSSM are more rigorous than the state standards they ...

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CCSS math resources - PrometheanPlanet

The purpose of this group is to enhance the teaching and learning of Mathematics through the use of digital technologies such as IWBs, Learner Response devices, iPads, Web 2.0 sites, maths videos, maths software and ...
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THE Journal: Is Your School Ready for the Common Core?

Online Assessments for the CCSS.


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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:49 PM

Worth knowing.

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Chris Carter's comment, August 1, 2013 2:37 AM
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15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core - Cool Cat Teacher ...

15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core - Cool Cat Teacher ... | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Always remember why we do what we do. Implementation of the Common Core with flying colors -- shiny curriculum, top-notch assessments, and even stellar instructional practices -- won't mean anything if it's not connected ...
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Op-Ed: Teachers Need to Stop Complaining and Embrace the Common Core - TakePart

Op-Ed: Teachers Need to Stop Complaining and Embrace the Common Core - TakePart | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
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Teachers from across the district had come together to create these CCSS aligned assessments, and their rigor was in question.
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Great Apps for Teachers - Teaching with iPad - Steve Lai

Great Apps for Teachers - Teaching with iPad - Steve Lai | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Here are all the direct links to my Apps for Teachers here: App #1: Music (free) App #2: Dropbox (free) App #3: Skitch for Evernote (free) App #4: Pick-Me ($.99) App #5: GoodReader ($4.99) App #6: ...

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Task-centered #CCSS math classroom - one model

The Common Core classroom at SCMS. (RT @TNedu: From @scmsowls comes this video showing a #CCSS math classroom http://t.co/foNTUeYja9 #TNCore)

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What will it take to deliver online assessment to 19 million students?

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) - needs for online assessments (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) - needs for online assessments via @pinterest http://t.co/0rcHlMzQ4R)...

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Literacy & Math Ideas: Using Interactive Common Core Reading Journals to Teach Theme

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Good blog to follow for ELA and Math ideas in CCSS

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PK-5 Mathematics Standards - LiveBinder

Standards (RT @WisDPIMath: New LiveBinder featuring Wisconsin CCSS Math for PK-5. http://t.co/7nbRfEUNxa Check back often for more updates.)
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Video as a Tool to Understand CCSS Mathematical Practices

They had come here at 4:00 pm, after a long day, to learn about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics. The evening's session was to focus on mathematical Practice #1: Make sense of problems and ...

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I have had success video taping classes and using that as a training tool.  Challenge yourself and try it. There are plenty of resources out there to help.

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Writing From Sources For CCSS ELA/Literacy Instruction

Writing From Sources For CCSS ELA/Literacy Instruction | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Petrosky explains the importance of explicitly teaching students to use a repertoire of academic language for introducing, citing, and explain text references in their essays for the ELA/literacy CCSS.
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Common Core & Ed Tech: LearnZillion - Common Core Aligned Lesson Plans Plus

Common Core & Ed Tech: LearnZillion - Common Core Aligned Lesson Plans Plus | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
LearnZillion - Common Core Aligned Lesson Plans and more http://t.co/VOVTpwWBX0 #ccss #mathchat #engchat #teachers #cpchat #merit13

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Commentary: 5 things every parent needs to know about the Common Core - Alexandria Town Talk

Commentary: 5 things every parent needs to know about the Common Core - Alexandria Town Talk | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Tampabay.com Commentary: 5 things every parent needs to know about the Common Core Alexandria Town Talk The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) was joined by 22 of the participating states and the remainder joined...
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Using Technology to Implement the Common Core State Standards ...

To implement the Common Core State Standards for Math, math teachers must focus on what math is important and teach it in a coherent manner. Teacher can do this by communicating their curriculum, instruction, and ...
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Common Core test is on track, State Board told - Great article on SBAC

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EdSource Today Common Core test is on track, State Board told EdSource Today Four states have encountered serious glitches and system meltdowns over the past several weeks as they have moved their own state assessments online.


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Just to alleviate concerns that the recent crash of SCBAC online testing may bring the entire system down...read the opening paragraphs. Further in, we learn that "On May 29...Smarter Balanced will post a practice exam online that will give teachers and the public a more extensive look at the types of questions that students will be tested on in two years." Looking forward to that!

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Common Core test is on track, State Board told - Great article on SBAC

Common Core test is on track, State Board told - Great article on SBAC | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it

EdSource Today Common Core test is on track, State Board told EdSource Today Four states have encountered serious glitches and system meltdowns over the past several weeks as they have moved their own state assessments online.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:32 AM

Just to alleviate concerns that the recent crash of SCBAC online testing may bring the entire system down...read the opening paragraphs. Further in, we learn that "On May 29...Smarter Balanced will post a practice exam online that will give teachers and the public a more extensive look at the types of questions that students will be tested on in two years." Looking forward to that!

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In Math Class, Try to Be Wrong Sometimes - Teaching Channel

In Math Class, Try to Be Wrong Sometimes - Teaching Channel | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Center for Teaching Quality Blogger Ben Curran offers 3 strategies for bringing argument and critique (practice standard 3) into Common Core Math classrooms.
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Literacy and the Common Core Standards - LiveBinder

Technology Integration Tools

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Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:39 PM

A great LiveBinder filled with resoures, created by Dawn Sayre.

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24 Rules of English Grammar and Its Writing Associates

24 Rules of English Grammar and Its Writing Associates | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Common Core formal writing style boils down to 24 rules of English grammar, correct spelling, correct punctuation, and common sense about technology use.
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Moving Ahead With Common Core

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Test scores will fall at first in schools where the new and more rigorous state tests have been rolled out, but the long-term payoff is what matters.
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math-related BLOGS

math-related BLOGS | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you collect, organize and share everything you like. (E is for Explore!:http://t.co/FCba7KM47U via @pearltrees)
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A collection of good blogs to follow for CCSSMath, including Dan Meyer's blog.

 

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Marin schools pilot new digital standardized tests

Marin schools pilot new digital standardized tests | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
GOODBYE, NO. 2 pencils. Hello laptops and tablets.After more than a half-century, standardized testing will soon enter the digital age in Marin, the state and the nation.
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Alaska Joins Smarter Balanced but Remains Independent of Common Core

Alaska Joins Smarter Balanced but Remains Independent of Common Core | Common Core Assessments | Scoop.it
Even as some states begin pushing back against Common Core State Standards, the state of Alaska has signed on as an "advisory" member with one of the two consortia responsible for developing CCSS assessments.

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Interesting development.  Any comments from the readers about this?

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