If you were unable to attend the MASSP High School and CTE Mid-Winter Summit, you missed an opportunity to learn some key information. We were fortunate to have Mel Riddile provide a keynote session on the changes we can expect as we transition to the Common Core Standards. John Carroll from ACT also shared a number of important updates.
Highlights on Common Core:
- Mel explained that the transition to the Common Core is a 2nd order change.
- Employment and college readiness statistics support the need to increase rigor in our curriculum. Rigor = Content + Higher Order Thinking Skills + Application.
- The common core is internally benchmarked for success in a global economy and it is research and evidence based.
- For every 10 students who enter college - fewer than 2 will graduate with a 2 or a 4 year degree.
Common Core assessments will be implemented in 2015. These assessments are supposed to be online and they create significant logistical challenges.