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With the ongoing transition to new standards and assessments in the United States, this scoop.it is intended to curate all materials relevant to implementation of the standards and preparation for next generation assessments.
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The Common Core Debate Should Deal With Facts, Not Fiction

The Common Core Debate Should Deal With Facts, Not Fiction | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Our education reform debate needs to stay grounded in reality.
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Designing for Deeper Learning: How to Develop Performance Tasks for the Common Core

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A framework for linking English-language development with #CCSS ELA

The State Board of Education will act on the draft ELA/ELD Framework at their July 9-10, 2014, meeting. A final prepublication draft of the ELA/ELD framework will be posted later this summer.
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​Computerized Common Core Testing Poses Worthy Challenge for Schools

​Computerized Common Core Testing Poses Worthy Challenge for Schools | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
This spring, over 5.2 million students across the country “tested the test” that will assess Common Core Standards starting next year. As Jaci King, Director of Higher Education Collaboration at Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, explains, “the field test was an opportunity not only in helping
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Understanding the core of the Common Core

Understanding the core of the Common Core | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
It has been four years now, since the release of the Common Core standards
in Mathematics.  We have sought to understand, to implement, to adjust to
the shift in practice and expectation. But as Grant Wiggins points out in
his recent blog, I'm not sure we have really put our collective minds
around the true intent and value to our students.
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Collaborating to Plan a CCSS Lesson for ELLs

Collaborating to Plan a CCSS Lesson for ELLs | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
How to use teacher collaboration to plan a CCSS lesson for English Language Learners. Leveraging teacher strengths allows educators to get the most from students when teaching to the Common Core.
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Moving forward to PARCC - framing the conversation in MA

The Barnstable Patriot is a weekly newspaper covering the Town of Barnstable on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
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Embracing Common Core Radical Acceptance - Part 1: Teacher Reflections on a year with #commoncore

Embracing Common Core Radical Acceptance - Part 1: Teacher Reflections on a year with #commoncore | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
During summer vacation I look forward to relaxing and recharging after completing another school year. One item I crossed off my to do list was to call an old friend who just moved to San Diego.
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Educators, Administrators and PTA Leaders Break Down the Common Core in New Video Series

@NationalPTA VP for advocacy shares new #commoncore #CCSS video to break down the standards to parents. http://t.co/oVHwgnst5T
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Digital Learning and PARCC Preparedness- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Teachers, the Common Core, and the freedom to teach

Teachers, the Common Core, and the freedom to teach | Common Core Online | Scoop.it

There are undoubtedly some teachers who dislike the Common Core, but recent polls suggest that most teachers support the new standards. During my three years of teaching (completed a month ago), most of my colleagues and I liked the Common Core. One reason we supported the new standards was because they gave us more freedom. Detractors claim that standards tell teachers how to teach. But I taught Common Core after teaching Tennessee’s state standards, and while Common Core did give me expectations for what my students should know and be able to do by the end of the year (just like the previous standards did), it allowedme to decide what and how to teach.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 15, 6:47 AM

During my first years of teaching, the texts we were to teach were dictated as were the objectives for teaching. The curriculum was a good one--I have no doubt that all Common Core Standards would have been met. But...I had no decision making power AT ALL. The #CCSS give the power of choice to the teacher's professional discretion...and that is a good thing.

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 15, 6:48 AM

During my first years of teaching, the texts we were to teach were dictated as were the objectives for teaching. The curriculum was a good one--I have no doubt that all Common Core Standards would have been met. But...I had no decision making power AT ALL. The #CCSS give the power of choice to the teacher's professional discretion...and that is a good thing.

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Report urges more active state role in Common Core | EdSource

Report urges more active state role in Common Core | EdSource | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
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Hypothesis Testing, Part 1

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Thoughts on education & Oklahoma
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Maryland to use much harder #CommonCore #PARCC tests for high school graduation requirement

Maryland to use much harder #CommonCore #PARCC tests for high school graduation requirement | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 24, 9:08 AM

Maryland is wise to "phase in" the assessments.


The tests, generally given by the time students finish the 10th grade, will be phased in starting with this fall's rising freshmen and sophomores.

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Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to #CommonCore

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to #CommonCore | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

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Mathematics Standards Maps for Higher Mathematics - Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Materials (CA Dept of Education)

The Higher Mathematics Courses Standards Maps were developed to assist LEAs in their selection of instructional materials for high school. The standards maps provide a valuable tool for LEAs in their review and adoption of instructional materials.
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Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning

Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning | Common Core Online | Scoop.it

Independent learning may emerge as the big winner from the introduction of the Common Core. It is empowering for a budding independent learner to have clarity about the year ahead and the expectations of their teachers. Educators have a responsibility to provide that clarity and the Common Core helps.

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PARCC Aligned Writing Rubrics | Partner in Education

PARCC Aligned Writing Rubrics | Partner in Education | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
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Low Floor High Ceiling Tasks from YouCubed

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Making the Most of #CCSSTime - Time and Implementation

Making the Most of #CCSSTime - Time and Implementation | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
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Why the Common Core is a Better Way of Teaching and Learning

Why the Common Core is a Better Way of Teaching and Learning | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Instead of students passively receiving knowledge, the Common Core enables students to create knowledge by engaging with big ideas in math, literature, history, and science.
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School districts weigh MCAS, PARCC test

School districts weigh MCAS, PARCC test | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
The state will ultimately decide whether to replace the 16-year-old Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test with the new PARCC test, but individual districts are choosing which one to administer next spring.
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Writing Standards in Action - Curriculum and Instruction

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TouchCast Releases Teacher-Created #CCSS Lesson Plans

TouchCast Releases Teacher-Created #CCSS Lesson Plans | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
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Sue Thuma's curator insight, July 12, 11:25 AM

Something to investigate.

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The Common Core difference, from a teacher’s perspective

The Common Core difference, from a teacher’s perspective | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
In 2012 I moved from Mississippi to New York City to teach at a charter elementary school in Harlem. My 27 fifth grade students had reading levels ranging from third to eighth grade.
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What the Common Core math standards mean for students

What the Common Core math standards mean for students | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
If I asked you to multiply 12 x 50, would you grab a paper and pencil? Not if you were a student at Hyalite Elementary School in Bozeman, where students participate in “Number Talks” relying purely on mental math strategies.
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