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Machine Learning Works Great—Mathematicians Just Don’t Know Why

Machine Learning Works Great—Mathematicians Just Don’t Know Why | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

Our current mathematical understanding of many techniques that are central to the ongoing big-data revolution is inadequate, at best.

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Panel questions effectiveness of Common Core standards - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Panel questions effectiveness of Common Core standards - The Journal News | LoHud.com | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
The demanding Common Core standards and testing that hundreds of thousands of parents opted their children out of taking this year are in dire need of an overhaul.
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New Study Examines Alignment Between NAEP and Common Core State Standards in ... - PR Web (press release)

Washington, D.C (PRWEB) October 26, 2015 -- A new study of the alignment between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by most states, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the longtime barometer of academic...
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Constance Kamii’s Critical Look at the K-3 Common Core State Standards for Math

Constance Kamii’s Critical Look at the K-3 Common Core State Standards for Math | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Today we release a new report, Selected Standards from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Grades K-3: My Reasons for Not Supporting Them by Dr. Constance Kamii. In this report, Kamii ...
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A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards

A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
A set of guidelines adopted by 45 states this year may turn children into "little mathematicians" who don't know how to do actual math.
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Teacher: I am not against Common Core or testing — but here’s my line in the sand

Teacher: I am not against Common Core or testing — but here’s my line in the sand | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
A teacher examines Common Core test questions after being trained in how to score the tests. Then she asks: 'What do I do as a teacher when asked to perform an act that goes against my conscience?
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Why aren't there more lines in the sand built on the expertise of classroom teachers?

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What Parents Should Know | Common Core State Standards Initiative

What Parents Should Know | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
RT @PARCCPlace: Why the #CommonCore is important for all students’ http://t.co/JorqjghhbN #CCSS #PARCC http://t.co/mrgl968BKP
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Across the U.S., Tens of Thousands of Students Are Refusing to Take Standardized Tests

Across the U.S., Tens of Thousands of Students Are Refusing to Take Standardized Tests | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
The opt-out movement is gaining traction throughout the country—and now it's being largely driven by kids.
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Maybe standardized test should be an "opt-in" opportunity instead?

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Big Education Ape: Student speaks against testing and Common Core #whyIrefuse #morethanascore #FSA

Big Education Ape: Student speaks against testing and Common Core #whyIrefuse #morethanascore #FSA | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Big Education Ape: Student speaks against testing and Common Core #whyIrefuse #morethanascore #FSA http://t.co/yTZwyuAh05
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I am more than a score..on a test..on a day..

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Why the Smarter Balanced Common Core Math Test is Fatally Flawed - EdSurge

Why the Smarter Balanced Common Core Math Test is Fatally Flawed - EdSurge | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
This spring, tests developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium will be administered to well over 10 million students in 17 states to determine their proficiency on the Common Core Standards for Mathematics.
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As Students Opt Out of Common Core Exams, Some Say Movement Is Not About ... - U.S. News & World Report

As Students Opt Out of Common Core Exams, Some Say Movement Is Not About ... - U.S. News & World Report | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Thousands of students are refusing to take annual Common Core-aligned exams, even when the consequences may be severe.
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To whom are the consequences severe?

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Fewer than half Phila students meet state standards - Philly.com

Fewer than half Phila students meet state standards - Philly.com | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Fewer than half Phila students meet state standards
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The results of the Philadelphia School District's 2014 state exams are in: overall, city students' performance dipped slightly.
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Philadelphia students not performing well either? 

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Survey: Decreasing teacher support for standards

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A recent survey shows support for Tennessee's Common Core standards is decreasing among teachers.
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Should the state drop implementation of Common Core standards? - The Boston Globe

Should the state drop implementation of Common Core standards? - The Boston Globe | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
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Should the state drop implementation of Common Core standards?
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Second, “no state will see a decrease in . . . their current state standards.” Common Core lowers Massachusetts standards.
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NAEP and Common-Core Math Show 'Reasonable' Overlap, Study Says - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

NAEP and Common-Core Math Show 'Reasonable' Overlap, Study Says - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
A new study looking at the relationship between the National Assessment of Educational Progress and the Common Core State Standards for mathematics finds that the national test falls short on assessing some of the common standards.
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Which came first..the chicken or the egg?

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Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required - New York Times

Grading the Common Core: No Teaching Experience Required - New York Times | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Testing groups point to strict training and criteria for Common Core grading, but the use of temps for increasingly complex tests is being questioned.
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Common Core State Standards

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This webpage provides state legislators with information regarding the Common Core State Standards.
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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or ...

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Does It Add Up or ... | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Standards for Mathematical Practice. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Table of Contents includes two types of standards. First listed are Standards for Mathematical Practice. Second listed are Standards for ...
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Common Core standards bring dramatic changes to elementary school math

Common Core standards bring dramatic changes to elementary school math | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
About time: #CCSS bring dramatic changes to elementary school math | EdSource http://t.co/whTcfrKbZy
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Americans opting out of Common Core tests in droves

Americans opting out of Common Core tests in droves | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
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We should all (even those of us single and/or without kids) should be very encouraged by this. But....we cannot forget that the other side will never give up. They do these things because that's the way they are. 

 

I'm not saying we need to go killing anybody, other than perhaps in self-defense, but we definitely need to isolate, ostracize, subjugate these people to the rule of Christian and democratic reason.

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Students struggle to get past instructions on practice tests

Students struggle to get past instructions on practice tests | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Some fear complicated instructions could hinder students.

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Parents, Educators Rally Against New York State Common Core Plan - CBS Local

Parents, Educators Rally Against New York State Common Core Plan - CBS Local | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Outraged parents around New York state voiced their discontent with the state’s Common Core standardized testing program Tuesday.
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Outraged? Why? What is missing...the process? product? 

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Arizona could become next state to drop Common Core State Standards - KESQ

Arizona could become next state to drop Common Core State Standards - KESQ | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Monday's floor debate comes two weeks after a proposal to eliminate the standards failed in the Senate.
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Common Core Math Proponents Defend The Standards - Daily Caller

Common Core Math Proponents Defend The Standards - Daily Caller | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Common Core Math Proponents Defend The Standards Daily Caller This principle of focusing on fewer topics is not original to Common Core, he said, but is borrowed from the standards used by other countries which routinely trounce the United States...
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New Math and Science Assessments: What is givin...

New Math and Science Assessments: What is givin... | Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Vermont Science Scores Drop.The AP (9/26, Rathke) reports that Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe announced on Thursday that “average science test scores of students in three grades have dropped slightly in Vermont from last year, with...
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The question is what has actually changed with instruction and/or assessment that influenced the drop? It is not just that "we have the common core," is it?

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