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10 Ways to Promote Writing for an Authentic Audience

10 Ways to Promote Writing for an Authentic Audience | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Lesson Plan | Ideas for using our Student Opinion feature to enable students to experience the power of sharing ideas with real people, to think reflectively and meaningfully and to develop writing skills.
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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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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

Hypothesis Testing, Part 1 | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Thoughts on education & Oklahoma
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Teachers on Common Core in their Classroom

Teachers on Common Core in their Classroom | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
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Haslam and Huffman show Tennessee is on the right track with CCSS

Haslam and Huffman show Tennessee is on the right track with CCSS | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
After a year in which lawmakers and educators heatedly debated which standardized tests should be given in Tennessee schools and how their results […]
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NY mustn't abandon our Common Core

NY mustn't abandon our Common Core | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
The academic standards known as Common Core can promote excellence and equity and help put every child on a path to success.
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PARCC States Can Now Move Forward | PARCC

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HS Math, common core and special education

HS Math, common core and special education | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Podcast for July 2014 edition of Momentum
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ACT exam set to reflect Common Core State Standards

ACT exam set to reflect Common Core State Standards | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Changes to the ACT exam will bring the test more in line with Common Core State Standards next year.
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States Can Overcome Common Core Challenges

States Can Overcome Common Core Challenges | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
The Common Core retreat has been 'transparently politically motivated,' one advocate says.
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Research Summary on Writing in Middle Grades Mathematics and Common Core

Research Summary on Writing in Middle Grades Mathematics and Common Core | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Current educational reform calls for middle grades students who have the foundational skills to be "high school" ready (Williams, Rosin & Kirst, 2011).
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PARCC 'Test Drive' A Hit With Tech-Savvy Mashpee Students

PARCC 'Test Drive' A Hit  With Tech-Savvy Mashpee Students | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
Next school year, most districts will continue on a two-year "test drive" of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). (MA students like PARCC's tech use.
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The Collaborative for Student Success Common Core Resource Page

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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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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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Students Use Graphic Organizers to Improve Mathematical Problem-Solving Communications

Students Use Graphic Organizers to Improve Mathematical Problem-Solving Communications | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
"Let me give you a math story problem." This sentence often strikes fear in many middle grades students as well as some teachers. As international comparisons, national commissions, and state assessment results confirm, students have difficulty solving mathematical applications problems (Lester, 2007; U. S. Department of Education Institute of Educational Science, 2007; TIMMS, 2003; McREL, 2002; National Research Council, 2002; Illinois State Board of Education, 1997).
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Henderson: Common Core an Important Part of Driving Equitable Change

Henderson: Common Core an Important Part of Driving Equitable Change | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
During the Rethinking Accountability conference last month in Washington, D.C., Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said that by supporting the Common Core State Standards – which he calls “an important part of driving equitable change in our public school system” – we are also supporting greater investments in education to prepare effective teachers and provide the resources students need to succeed.
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PARCC may still be on the table for Tennessee schools

PARCC may still be on the table for Tennessee schools | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
While it is true Tennessee is pulling out of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, four Tri-Cities school officials said that is a bit misleading when people construe that as a clear move to abandon Common Core.
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Common Core Will Improve Education, Most District Chiefs Say

Common Core Will Improve Education, Most District Chiefs Say | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
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PARCC vs. MCAS - an example of what each district is going through

PARCC vs. MCAS - an example of what each district is going through | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
School Committee considers PARCC vs. MCASWicked Local GeorgetownMore than 80,000 Massachusetts students, including Georgetown, field-tested portions of the PARCC exam this spring.
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Time for Teachers: On Implementing Anything

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Setting Academic Standards: Who Decides? by EducationWeek

Setting Academic Standards: Who Decides? by EducationWeek | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story.Image tagging powered by ThingLink (View timeline of #commoncore adoption and baklash, and laws that impose new restrictions on standards adoption: http://t.co/QfQ1yHc2Qk)...
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Simplified version of SBAC ELA claims and targets

Find SBAC claims and targets difficult to wrangle?This doc simplifies it. http://t.co/QBO3pZeMpO. Still have?? Call your local ELA director!
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Roadmap for a Successful Transition to the Common Core in States and Districts

States and districts across the country are using promising and effective practices to implement the Common Core, but more work remains to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards.
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Common Core is Common Sense: questioning the move away

Common Core is Common Sense: questioning the move away | Common Core Online | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards is taking a bashing. There was such positive momentum at the outset and now?
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