College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
184.8K views | +8 today
College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
Curated by Mel Riddile
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

New tests will mean lower scores in KY

New tests will mean lower scores in KY | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Officials warn that because of the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards and the new, more rigorous K-PREP assessments tied to those standards, school districts across the state can expect anywhere from a 10- to 40-point drop in the proficiency rates.


Clark County Superintendent Elaine Farris said the district has sent letters to parents notifying them of the upcoming results and explaining the new testing system.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Math Worksheets, Tables, Charts and Tutoring Help from HelpingWithMath.com

Math Worksheets, Tables, Charts and Tutoring Help from HelpingWithMath.com | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
HelpingWithMath.com provides free, printable resources for parents who want to tutor their children with math. There are worksheets, tables, charts, number lines, games, and more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Common Core Standards: What’s the difference between persuasive and argument writing?

Common Core Standards: What’s the difference between persuasive and argument writing? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Teaching Argumentative Writing


Argument writing is one of three types of writing stressed in the Common Core Standards for English, history, and science/technical studies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Common Core Assessments Q & A

Common Core Assessments Q & A | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Compass Learning curriculum expert, George Rislov, answers questions about Common Core assessments.


A: In terms of computer-based assessments, advances in technology, together with innovative assessment task design and advanced psychometric and cognitive models, make it possible for us to be better informed about what students know and can do than ever before. PARCC and SBAC will be using new formats as well, so they bear watching as we see how well some of the new formats work. One quick example from PARCC is the use of technology to capture student comprehension of texts in authentic ways that in the past have been difficult to score by machine for large scale assessments. Examples include shade text, drag and drop, moving items to show relationships, cut and paste, just to name a few. As I mentioned, PARCC has released sample items and task prototypes in the last month, and SBAC is expected to have a release in early 2013.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Word Ahead: "One of the best vocabulary learning sites"

Word Ahead: "One of the best vocabulary learning sites" | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Larry Ferlazzo


Word Ahead is one of the best vocabulary-learning sites I’ve seen for advanced English Language Learners and mainstream students. It uses SAT words, and shows the word and representative image, plus provides audio support for text showing the word being used in context.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

“Teachers and principals remain our strongest tool in educating our children,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

Governors Work to Implement the Common Core State Standards


“Teachers and principals remain our strongest tool in educating our children,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “Governors should work with chief state school officers and state boards of education to ensure that policies are aligned and educators are both prepared and supported.”


Governors should consider taking the following actions to support successful implementation:

  • Communicate a need and a vision for reform and engage parents and leaders from education, the community, business, and philanthropy;
     
  • Improve educator effectiveness;
  1. Lead transitions in state accountability policies, state assessments and interventions to improve low-performing schools and struggling students; and
  2. Create a structure to coordinate implementation activities and support its work by adopting the necessary policies and reallocating state resources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Hopes Pinned on Standards to Boost College Readiness

Hopes Pinned on Standards to Boost College Readiness | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The latest results of the SAT college-entrance exam show declines in reading and writing and a leveling-off of math performance.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Successful implementation of Common Core will "require less busywork and more genuine, systemic change."

Successful implementation of Common Core will "require less busywork and more genuine, systemic change." | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In our zeal to change everything, will we end up accomplishing nothing?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Guide to CCSS and PARCC

part 2 Background on Common Core


Presented by Keith Courville, Director of Professional Development and University Programs for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana.


Published on Sep 27, 2012 by apeleducators


Welcome to this introductory presentation on the Common Core State Standards and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams. These changes will be fully functional during the 2014-2015 school year and it is imperative that teachers in Louisiana and other states become aware of these national changes impacting their classroom. Learn the information you need to be successful with the new changes coming from this national curriculum and assessment series.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

'Race to Literacy' Plan Proposed

'Race to Literacy' Plan Proposed | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Nora Fleming

October 2, 2012 2:28 PM


U.S. students' literacy skills are not up to snuff to meet the growing demands of jobs in the 21st-century workforce, and a new federal grant competition may be necessary to give incentives to states to do something about it, said panelists at a Brookings Institution event today here.


"The standards alone will not be nearly enough to ensure students are prepared to compete with international students and be college- and career-ready."


To improve students' literacy on the national scale, the brief's authors proposed the following:

  1. states need to develop and adopt assessments linked to the new standards (currently underway)
  2. improve the system for reporting school performance
  3. improve the curriculum taught in schools to meet the new standards
  4. provide better professional development to ensure teachers are prepared to help their students to meet these new benchmarks.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Smarter Balance Test Items

Smarter Balance has released sample items and performance tasks for their version of the Common Core assessments:


http://www.smarterbalanced.org/sample-items-and-performance-tasks/


"The samples include nearly 50 assessment items and performance tasks, including examples of innovative, technology-enhanced items that take advantage of computer-based administration to assess a deeper understanding of content and skills than would otherwise be possible with traditional item types. In addition, sample performance tasks showcase the extended classroom-based activities students will experience as part of the Smarter Balanced assessment system.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Universal Design for Learning and General Educators

Universal Design for Learning and General Educators | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
General Educators Trained in Universal Design for Learning


Most general educators will be prepared in the Common Core Standards and the general curriculum, but most will NOT be prepared in making the necessary accommodations and modifications to provide access to students with special needs. Universal Design for Learning is a powerful framework to increase accessibility and engagement that special educators are rallying around. General educators will need to be trained in the fundamentals of UDL and use of accommodations and modifications should be incorporated into their ongoing coaching and evaluation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Sample Assessment Items and Performance Tasks | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Sample Assessment Items and Performance Tasks | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | College and Career-Ready Standards 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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mel Riddile from INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
Scoop.it!

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


Via Gust MEES, Paulo Simões, Shary Lyssy Marshall, Lynnette Van Dyke, Freddy Håkansson, Katharina Kulle, Rui Guimarães Lima, Juan Jesús Baño Egea, Berta Martinez, juandoming, John Shank, Lee Hall, kathy pryor
more...
Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:58 AM

A tad skeuomorphic for my tastes but the thinking behind it, is great…

Sonia Salgado's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:06 AM

Para el diseño de actividades y determinación de RED.

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Reading Like a Historian: Overview

Reading Like a Historian: Overview | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

via Teaching Channel


Grades 9-12, History, Curriculum


Reading Like A Historian curriculum is a unique and effective way to teach High School History. By turning students into history investigators, teachers help them develop critical thinking skills and increase student engagement.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

AP moves to less breadth, more depth, more application

AP moves to less breadth, more depth, more application | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The College Board today announced the release of redesigned AP programs for U.S. history and physics, with a focus on reducing the amount of content coverage required to allow more time for studying key concepts in greater depth.


The new exams for both subjects will feature fewer multiple-choice questions and increase opportunities for students to apply their skills and knowledge.


In U.S. history, for instance, the number of multiple-choice questions will be chopped down from 80 to 36.


As for U.S. history, the key objectives of the changes include:

• Alignment with evolving U.S. history curriculum at the nation's top colleges and universities;

• Providing teachers and students flexibility to focus on specific historical topics, events, and issues in greater depth; and

• Increasing student practice of historical thinking skills as central to understanding history.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

“Word deficit” - For Poor Schoolchildren, a Poverty of Words

“Word deficit” - For Poor Schoolchildren, a Poverty of Words | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Along the socioeconomic spectrum in the student population, there is a corresponding vocabulary gap for children beginning in kindergarten.


Children of professionals were, on average, exposed to approximately 1,500 more words hourly than children growing up in poverty. This resulted in a gap of more than 32 million words by the time the children reached the age of 4.


As the education theorist E. D. Hirsch recently wrote in a review of Paul Tough’s new book, “How Children Succeed,” there is strong evidence that increasing the general knowledge and vocabulary of a child before age 6 is the single highest correlate with later success. Schools have an enormously hard time pushing through the deficiencies with which many children arrive.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Tech Readiness for #CommonCore: PARCC States

Tech Readiness for #CommonCore: PARCC States | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

October 1, 2012


The Tennessee Department of Education provides this clear and easy to understand presentation to help school leaders assess technology readiness for Common Core Assessments.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Spotlight on Math Instruction

Spotlight on Math Instruction | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The common standards, technology, and new cognitive studies are redefining how math gets taught.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Exit Exams Face Pinch in Common-Core Push

Exit Exams Face Pinch in Common-Core Push | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Some states rethink the kind of tests high school students must pass to graduate, or whether to use exit exams at all.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Guided Lessons and Independent Tasks: Grade 10 Task Set

Guided Lessons and Independent Tasks: Grade 10 Task Set | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

This short, five-minute video begins with the end in mind by discussing the PARCC assessments.


It then describes the next two sections,

  1. Guided Lessons
  2. Independent Tasks


...and how each supports students' preparation and engagement in the assessments.


Toward this end, the Independent Tasks support the same learning goals as the PARCC assessments, and the Guided Lessons assist students toward successful independent work on the Independent Tasks. In this structure, then, teachers will use Guided Lessons to prepare students for the Independent Tasks and the PARCC assessments.

more...
No comment yet.