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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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Critical Thinking and The Common Core Standards | Burkins & Yaris

Critical Thinking and The Common Core Standards | Burkins & Yaris | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
As we begin to think about aligning our instruction with the Common Core Standards, we must first reflect on our loftier goals for students as learners, one of which is critical thinking. How well do the standards support this goal?
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Lessons come from doing | Dangerously Irrelevant

"Let's consider the things that TED Ed asks the learner to do: watch a video, take a multiple-choice quiz, write brief constructed responses, and read through a bibliography."


"This format is exactly the type of traditional assessment that project-based, inquiry-driven, personalized learning is at odds with."


Note: The Common Core State Standards emphasize higher-order thinking tied to real-world application precisely because "Lessons come from doing."

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Teaching students how to understand complex texts is critical to their cognitive development

Teaching students how to understand complex texts is critical to their cognitive development | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Teaching students how to understand complex texts is critical to their cognitive development, writes Anthony Palumbo.


Our best students are equal to students anywhere; our least-successful students group toward the bottom of the international distribution curve.

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Web literacy: Where the Common Core meets common sense | eSchool News

The second driving force is the Common Core State Standards.


Most states will have to rethink their approach to teaching critical analysis of all kinds of information, as the standards require that students be able to:

  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism;
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research; and
  • Interpret mathematical results in the context of a situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
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