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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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Getting Complicated With Texts: Understanding the New ELA Standards

The new Common Core Standards call for students to read a great deal more content-rich non-fiction in high school. But what’s a “complex” text anyway and how do teachers select such texts?
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Never Mind Algebra. Is Literature Necessary? – SchoolBook

Never Mind Algebra. Is Literature Necessary? – SchoolBook | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In an opinion post in response to a recent New York Times essay, a city English teacher writes: "If algebra can be tossed by the wayside, why not Austen?" And he laments, that is already happening.
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Consortia Provide Preview of Common Assessments

Consortia Provide Preview of Common Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Experts suggest test-makers will be challenged to write items that will measure the depth of knowledge expected.
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"The (Common Core) standards are not a vision; they define outcomes."

"The (Common Core) standards are not a vision; they define outcomes." | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

As district and school leaders plan how they will meet the standards, it is crucial that they take three preliminary steps:

  1. review research on change in education,
  2. reflect on and mine past change efforts for lessons learned
  3. clarify the fundamental assumptions that drive their decisions


Implementing new standards is not a light-switch change. The process will extend over multiple years with multiple adjustments and refinements in the process.

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Montana Common Core Standards and Assessments

Montana Common Core Standards and Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

www.opi.mt/gov/MontanaCommonCoreStandards


Please see Stages of Implementaion tab.  We have great resources with a clear process to develop awareness of the Montana Common Core Standards!


Via Cynthia Green
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Make Shift Happen in 2012-13

Make Shift Happen in 2012-13 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"Each of us is the system."- Michael Fullan


The term shift was not included in the book. During the past year, the term shift has been mentioned in professional development, on webinars, in books, and in conversations with colleagues.


The Common Core State Standards require educators to make multiple shifts that will change teaching and learning.


EngageNY outlines instructional shifts, Common Core shifts, and shifts for students and parents.


How will you prepare to make shift happen in your school?

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The Common Core and PARCC Assessment, Part II

The Common Core and PARCC Assessment, Part II | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Jay R. Masterson, Ed.D.


I am a school administrator at North Cumberland Middle School and President-Elect of the Rhode Island Association of School Principals


Building knowledge through content, rich nonfiction....

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Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)

Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Professional Learning Webinars


All fall English/Language Arts and Mathematics CCGPS Professional Learning WEBINARS and recordings of archived WEBINARS may be accessed through ElluminateLive! found at GeorgiaStandards.org. See ELA/Literacy CCGPS or Mathematics CCGPS sections for webinars.

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Assessment Consortia: Colorado Chooses PARCC

Assessment Consortia: Colorado Chooses PARCC | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

BY Catherine Gewertz


Colorado, which has been one of a dwindling pack of polygamous states, has decided to change its ways and make a commitment. It decided to become a governing member of PARCC.


This is just the latest chapter in Colorado's story of inner conflict about the assessment consortia. Now only three states remain in the polygamous camp (nongoverning members of both consortia): Alabama, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.


Utah joined five other states in the "no consortium" group recently, when it dropped out of the Smarter Balanced group.

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One Cheer for Common Core

One Cheer for Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
I'm rooting for Common Core. Anything would be better than the humiliation of today's bubble-in testing.
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Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards | Council of Great City Schools

The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy and in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school.

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These great resources for teachers too!
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Business Opportunities Seen in New Tests, Low Scores

Business Opportunities Seen in New Tests, Low Scores | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"A state like Tennessee, where education spending increased between 2008 and 2012 but state test scores wildly overrate students compared with NAEP, goes in the upper right.

It's in the states in the upper right that the best business opportunity—for both for-profit and non-profit investors, publishers, vendors, and, most importantly, education service providers—can be found, Lytle said."

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Common Core to become new standard

Common Core to become new standard | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Heather Mounce has seen a number of shifts in curriculum standards in her 10 years of teaching. So when she heard that standards would be changing again under a new system called Common Core she thought it would be much of the same.




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Common Core Skills: Deeper Reading - Critical Thinking

Common Core Skills: Deeper Reading - Critical Thinking | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Lessons and resources for teachers to implement the Common Core standards - literacy, critical thinking - DBQ for elementary, middle, high school...
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Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products | Achieve

Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products | Achieve | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) is a collaborative of ADP Network states that are focused on increasing the supply of quality instructional materials that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and available for instruction in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.



Click the links below to download the Tri-State Rubrics used in the EQuIP collaborative:

  • Tri-State Quality Review Rubric for Mathematics (PDF)
  • Tri-State Quality Review Rubric for ELA/Literacy (PDF)
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Common Core and ELLs: Next Steps for California

Common Core and ELLs: Next Steps for California | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell has worked both inside and outside of major school systems. Join her now as she delves into the educational, policy, and social issues surrounding English-language learners in U.S.
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Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)

Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).


CCGPS Professional Video Learning Sessions


View these professional learning sessions produced by the Georgia Department of Education in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting on the Common Core (GPS). Click on the links below to watch them.

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Top 10 Common Core Insider Secrets | Teaching Channel

Top 10 Common Core Insider Secrets | Teaching Channel | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

My 10 Common Core State Standards Insider Secrets


By Sarah Brown Wessling 


1. Common isn’t same: the standards are not curriculum.

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