The goal of the Common Core assessments, as with the curricula itself, is to devise a richer, more thoughtful approach to K-12 learning, one that is – in the words of the Common Core developers – “fewer, clearer, higher.”...
- CCSS “will have a huge impact on how teachers are expected to teach, students are taught to think, and how both students and teachers are evaluated.”
- a truly foundational change.
- “With the new standards, teachers will have to have increased content knowledge -- knowledge that looks different than it did in the past,”
- We are going to make sure that we are teaching differently.”
- “But it’s been a really short timeline,”
- The goal of the tests, as with the curricula itself, is to devise a richer, more thoughtful approach to K-12 learning, one that is -- in the words of Common Core developers -- “fewer, clearer, higher.” But while the aim is simplicity, the tasks involved in meeting that goal are exceedingly complex.