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Math: Performance Task Template

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Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:35 AM

Great template for planning performance tasks - could be adapted for any subject.

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Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Leader Action Brief | Achieve

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Leader Action Brief | Achieve | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

These Action Briefs for school leaders are a starting point, designed to increase awareness of the standards, create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders — who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources — with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards. Achieve, in partnership with College Summit, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, released this with support from MetLife Foundation.

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PARCC Tech Takeaways from Field Tests

PARCC Tech Takeaways from Field Tests | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

1. Infrastructure is Essential

2. Preparation

3. Teachers and Students Rise to a Challenge

4. Communication is Key

5. Work with other Districts

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What happens when teachers lack the time and tools to adjust to a change as dramatic as #CommonCore?

What happens when teachers lack the time and tools to adjust to a change as dramatic as #CommonCore? | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"New York State provides an object lesson in what happens when teachers lack the time and tools to adjust to a change as dramatic as Common Core. The state teachers union stridently withdrew its support from the standards, doing more to unsettle them than right wing activists ever could. Why? Union leaders claim teachers did not receive teaching materials or have time to develop and refine new lessons before their students had to take tougher state tests keyed to the new standards in late spring of 2013. When the state persisted with plans to evaluate teachers using results on state tests that the students failed in unprecedented numbers, teachers revolted."

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Teaching ELA Lang. Standard 2: How to Teach Latin Abbreviations

Teaching ELA Lang. Standard 2: How to Teach Latin Abbreviations | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Teach this writing opener on How to Teach Latin Abbreviations from Pennington Publishing's Teaching the Language Strand (of the Common Core State Standards).
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What new Common Core Smarter Balanced test questions look like

From the Math Grades 3-5 Training Test:“Nicky has 4 packs of pencils. Each pack contains 15 pencils. In each pack, 5 pencils are blue and the rest green. Create a bar graph to show how many of each color pencils Nicky has.ȁ
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"PARCC really has stepped it up!"

"PARCC really has stepped it up!" | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Mansfield Superintendent Brenda Hodges said, "The biggest difference is MCAS is a test of minimal proficiency. PARCC measures the depth to which you understand. It measures mastery."

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Free App Offers Math Tutorials for Students

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Side by Side: The SAT Changes and the Common Core

Side by Side: The SAT Changes and the Common Core | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Below is a College Board summary of the current and redesigned exam, and an Education Week analysis providing relevant material in the Common Core State Standards.
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70 percent of #CommonCore field trials were up to the task (NJ)

70 percent of #CommonCore field trials were up to the task (NJ) | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Technology readiness remains largest concern, with recent reports showing only 70 percent of field trials were up to the task
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Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep

Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Coursework in applied linguistics, second-language acquisition, and methods for teaching second-language learners in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will no longer be enough, they say. For example, ESL teachers need to understand the language and language practices that are specific to different subject areas and disciplines.

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Do Common Core Field Tests take longer?

Do Common Core Field Tests take longer? | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

LEWISTON, Idaho 


Bailey said that while the state's former assessment, the ISAT, took an average of six total hours to complete, this year's tests might average about nine hours.

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Read Closely : An Overview

Read Closely : An Overview | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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S.C. teachers, administrators defend #CommonCore

S.C. teachers, administrators defend #CommonCore | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
No education-related topic generates as much controversy these days as the Common Core standards adopted by nearly all states and the District of Columbia. The standards have been debated in York County, in the state legislature, and across the country.
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Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter

Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"David Liben, who was involved in the creation of the Common Core and is now Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners, provides this simple explanation of evidence under the new standards: “It means asking children two questions:

  1. ‘What is your evidence?'
  2. 'How did you figure that out?’


The point is to ask students to answer not just based on their thoughts or opinions, but on evidence in the text.”

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#CommonCore Critics Can’t Just Say No! Give us something better!

#CommonCore Critics Can’t Just Say No! Give us something better! | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
They must develop their own state-level versions of “repeal and replace.”
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“Give us something better or get out of the way and let us do our work.” - Terry Holliday, KY Commissioner of Ed.

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The Role of States and Districts in #CommonCore Implementation

The Role of States and Districts in #CommonCore Implementation | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
As we start to implement Common Core Standards, instead of playing the blame game, we should concentrate on moving those districts that are behind in implementation forward.
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Common Core tests are in classrooms – and they're actually working

Common Core tests are in classrooms – and they're actually working | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
About 4 million students are trying out tests. So far, so good, states report.
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Standardized testing may not hinder creativity and critical thinking skills

Standardized testing may not hinder creativity and critical thinking skills | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

“The United States, relatively speaking, did better on problem solving than it does on mathematics,” said Andreas Schleicher, Acting Director of Education and Skills of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development.

“On the one hand, students struggle with getting the very important conceptual foundations of key school subjects – mathematics is one – and at the very same time, somehow the educational environment teaches them to solve problems,” he said.

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#NCTM Guide "Good Teaching", #CommonCore #Math Implementation, Deep Learning: How not What!

#NCTM Guide "Good Teaching", #CommonCore #Math Implementation, Deep Learning: How not What! | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A new document from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics aims to go a step further than the Common Core State Standards in math by describing specifically what educators need to do to help students reach the new requirements.
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Common Core education backlash prompts major changes

But shhh — don't tell anyone this — Common Core isn't really going away in Florida, just the name.
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Secondary School Administrators Make Voices Heard on Capitol Hill

Secondary School Administrators Make Voices Heard on Capitol Hill | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Top assistant principals from across the country lobbied their representatives to support technology, professional development, and the common core.
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Move Ahead with the Common Core, Delay High Stakes

Move Ahead with the Common Core, Delay High Stakes | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The call to highlight common-core success stories yet delay what common core's results mean in schools comes from the Learning First Alliance.


"Despite good intentions, educators and other voices represented by LFA have been largely left out of decisions around the implementation process, and decision makers have largely avoided issues of curriculum and instruction to date,"

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Common core gets split reaction from Louisiana voters

Common core gets split reaction from Louisiana voters | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A statewide poll shows voters are split when it comes to the Common Core education standards 41 percent of the surveys respondents say they support Common Core while 40 percent oppose it But LSU Political Science Professor Kirby Goidel says poll
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Common Core State Standards: 'It's about time!'

Common Core State Standards: 'It's about time!' | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Common Core is not trying to take the fun out of school.


Common Core wants students to be prepared for college or careers by the time they graduate from high school.


Nothing is better for a student’s self-esteem than feeling prepared and ready for today’s society.

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Teaching Students How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Students How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as
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“Do we ramp up technology for the (#CommonCore) test or hire another math teacher?”

“Do we ramp up technology for the (#CommonCore) test or hire another math teacher?” | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

A key part of the first field tests is to gauge the introduction of technology into the high-stakes world of standardized testing. In Massachusetts, students must pass state standardized tests to graduate from high school, and education officials use the data to determine which schools require overhauls and possible state takeovers.


Researchers will examine whether students who take the exams online have an edge over those flipping through booklets, and whether students who use computers routinely in school and at home perform better than other online test-takers who rarely use the devices.

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