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Resources to assist school leaders in implementing the Common Core State Standards in their schools
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Some schools ahead in starting Common Core Standards

Some schools ahead in starting Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The Salinas Union High School District is one of the few in Monterey County already implementing the Common Core Standards, a new set of goals intended to prepare students for college and career as they move through 12 years of education. Rather than focusing on how much students learn, the Common Core Standards focus on how well they learn it.

All schools in the district are implementing Common Core in math and English, said Dan Burns, associate superintendent of instructional services, although there's still much to do.

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Tech Assistance in Testing Poses Practical Issues

Tech Assistance in Testing Poses Practical Issues | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The developers of tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards wrestle with how to provide assistive technology for students with disabilities, while assuring test security.
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Some Perspective on Common Core : what really matters is what is actually taught in the classroom.

Some Perspective on Common Core : what really matters is what is actually taught in the classroom. | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

I am not against having better learning standards, but I also believe that we cannot be distracted from more fundamental reform of our schools.  My recent book with Paul Peterson and Ludger Woessmann, Endangering Prosperity, argues that the future economic well-being of the U.S. is entirely dependent on improving the achievement and skills of today’s students.  The Common Core per se does little to ensure improved student outcomes.

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The Impact of Tiredness and Fatigue on Learning

The Impact of Tiredness and Fatigue on Learning | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Do you think about the impact of tiredness and fatigue on learning? What effect could these have on your training design? Well, unless you can regulate your learners' sleep patterns, tiredness may seem a little beyond your control.
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Student Math Scores Rise With Longer Day

Student Math Scores Rise With Longer Day | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A new study finds improved math scores for students in schools with expanded learning.
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Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment'

Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment' | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A group of researchers makes a plea for understanding formative "assessment" as a suite of teaching practices.
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Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers at SEDL - COMMON CORE VIDEOS

Southeast and Texas Comprehensive Centers at SEDL - COMMON CORE VIDEOS | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides high-quality technical assistance in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
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50 Important Links for Common Core Educators

50 Important Links for Common Core Educators | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

July 1, 2012


Many teachers still have a lot of questions about what Common Core will mean for them; these resources are a good place to look for answers.

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Achieving the Common Core | Achieve

Achieving the Common Core | Achieve | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Achieve has developed materials to help states, districts, and others understand the organization and content of the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the standards.
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School Librarian's - Resources on the Common Core | School Library Journal

School Librarian's - Resources on the Common Core | School Library Journal | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have become the topic du jour in educational circles, and librarians are key participants in the conversation.

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Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards): ALSDE

Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards): ALSDE | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Alabama State Department of Education


The documents below provide accurate information pertaining to the Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards), including Frequently Asked Questions, Background Information, and Key Facts on how Alabama’s educational standards are preparing students for college and career readiness.

  • Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative ALEX Page
  • The Facts About Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Key Facts
  • ACCRI Flyer
  • ACCRI Brochure
  • Alabama Education News (AEN) article on Common Core Standards
  • Alabama Mathematics Course of Study
  • Alabama English Language Arts Course of Study
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Sample Assessment Items and Performance Tasks | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Sample Assessment Items and Performance Tasks | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium’s next-generation assessments.

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Teaching Digital Literacy, Align Lessons to the #CommonCore

Teaching Digital Literacy, Align Lessons to the #CommonCore | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

New Teaching Channel Videos Can Help You Teach Digital Literacy, Align Lessons To The Common Core | Common Sense Media

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Risk and Rigor in the Classroom

Risk and Rigor in the Classroom | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

“Going Deep” focuses on a common challenge many teachers face: How can teachers encourage students to take the intellectual risks necessary to master rigorous academic content? At a time when teachers nationwide are striving to achieve the increased instructional rigor required under new Common Core standards, it’s a crucial topic.

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How do we effectively use technology to teach to the Common Core State Standards?

How do we effectively use technology to teach to the Common Core State Standards? | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"Students who are college and career ready employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals.”               


-Common Core State Standards

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Universal Design for Learning and the Common Core

Universal Design for Learning and the Common Core | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

UDL helps address learner variability by suggesting flexible goals, methods, materials, and assessments that empower educators to meet these varied needs.

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Getting serious about evaluating professional development

Getting serious about evaluating professional development | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Learning Forward is the nation's largest nonprofit membership association focused solely on ensuring success for all students through effective professional learning and school improvement.
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Shift from professional development to professional learning

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‘Opt-Out’ Parents’ Movement

‘Opt-Out’ Parents’ Movement | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A decade after No Child Left Behind, some parents and students say no to the high-stakes exams.
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Achievement-Level Descriptors

Achievement-Level Descriptors | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Catherine Gewertz


You can review Smarter Balanced's achievement-level descriptors on a special page of its website.


PARCC's "performance-level descriptors" and college-readiness policy





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Implementing the Common Core State Standards: Action Brief for Secondary School Leaders

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: Action Brief for Secondary School Leaders | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Common Core Illinois

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Common Core Illinois provides information and resources about the Common Core State Standards to the parents and educators of Illinois.
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Kansas Common Core Standards > Home

Kansas Common Core Standards > Home | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Welcome to the KSDE website devoted to the Kansas Common Core Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.

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Sample Assessment Items - SBAC and PARCC

Sample Assessment Items - SBAC and PARCC | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

 

sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests that are due to debut in the 2014-2015 school year. 


PARCC 


http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes


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Diving Into the Common Core: Part One

Diving Into the Common Core: Part One | Common Core State Standards: Resources for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By BCurran

October 12, 2012


This is the first in a series that details our schools efforts to implement the Common Core State Standards.

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