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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
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Common Core: "Implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers." | NEA Today

Common Core: "Implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers." | NEA Today | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"The common-core standards envision a higher level of rigor based on the deeper understanding of a pared-down number of curricular aims. But effective implementation poses a particular challenge for teachers, who must not only be fluent in that content themselves but also attain the appropriate pedagogy and curricula to be able to convey it to their students."


Source: Education Week

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/06/13/35teachers.h31.html?tkn=MOCFNDgbXea%2B7t%2Fh9qydyM4AVhl7IBRsUdxL&cmp=clp-sb-ascd

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10 Must-See Common Core Resources

10 Must-See Common Core Resources | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Common Core resource contest is coming along nicely!  Thank you for all of the great resources you've been sharing.
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Critical Thinking and The Common Core Standards | Burkins & Yaris

Critical Thinking and The Common Core Standards | Burkins & Yaris | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
As we begin to think about aligning our instruction with the Common Core Standards, we must first reflect on our loftier goals for students as learners, one of which is critical thinking. How well do the standards support this goal?
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Reshaping Teaching through Managerial Use of Student Test Scores

Reshaping Teaching through Managerial Use of Student Test Scores | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Larry Cuban


The path of educational progress more closely resembles the flight of a butterfly than the flight of a bullet.  

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Teaching Writing using Computers: Pros and Cons

Teaching Writing using Computers: Pros and Cons | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

There are some things computers really can do better than humans. But what about writing?

"Mark Shermis (pictured) heads up the University of Akron College of Education. Earlier this year, he co-authored a study of nine different essay-grading computer programs. Shermis says that on shorter writing assignments the computer programs matched grades from real live humans up to 85 percent of the time. But on longer, more complicated responses, the technology didn’t do quite as well."

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Teaching English using iPads – Day 1

Teaching English using iPads – Day 1 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Teacher Cast


This is the first post in what will be a series of posts pertaining to how I am teaching Summer School English using 1:1 iPads.

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New professional development model that helps create teacher leaders

New professional development model that helps create teacher leaders | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

  They used those to develop a professional development program that has these core beliefs:
• high-quality professional development begins with the principal;
• the principal must be part of the process, not just a facilitator;
• peer coaching is essential;
• teacher leadership is key to the program's success; and
• participants need to see the value in the content and be willing to take risks.

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Education's Next Big Test: The Common Core Assessments

Education's Next Big Test: The Common Core Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Pictured: Larua Slover, PARCC


By Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

June 6, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.


Testing in America’s K-12 schools is expected to change radically in the 2014-2015 school year under a new set of education standards adopted by most states, but challenges associated with implementing the still-undeveloped tests make the anticipated changes a tenuous prospect.

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Myth: Fiction is the only way to develop students’ love of reading and comprehension skills

Myth: Fiction is the only way to develop students’ love of reading and comprehension skills | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Kathleen Porter-Magee

Thomas B. Fordham Institute


Myth: Fiction is the only way to develop students’ love of reading, learning, and critical comprehension skills is "one of the most prominent and often fiercely defended fallacies in American education."

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The Reading & Writing Project: CCSS Aligned Strategies

The Reading & Writing Project: CCSS Aligned Strategies | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Title: Common Core Aligned Book Club Conversation


Title:Common Core Aligned Accountable Book Talk


Title:Discussing Historical Fiction Critically

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Information Writing for Dummies

Information Writing for Dummies | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Frequently as I look at the Common Core Standards for writing with teachers, a question keeps cropping up: Is there still a place for genre studies? These teachers and I know that narrative, inform...
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GED gets harder, much harder

The test for a General Educational Development certificate is updated occasionally, but the current update is the biggest since the program began in 1942.

The new test will be more rigorous overall and require a higher level of math proficiency. The idea is to align the test more closely with the common core standards for math and English now adopted by 46 states, including Tennessee. The standards are meant to ensure every student graduates prepared for college or the workforce.

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Common Core State Standards for Math

Common Core State Standards for Math | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Watch an introduction to the new Common Core State Standards for Math. This video is part of a Common Core Standards series that showcases the background on the design process, key features, and major differences.
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Why did Minnesota skip the math Common Core standards?

Why did Minnesota skip the math Common Core standards? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke with The Daily Circuit about Minnesota's decision to adopt the English Common Core standards for K-12 education, but not the math.
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New Common Core standards changing U.S. education

New Common Core standards changing U.S. education | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A profound change in educational standards and assessments is quietly underway. Soon, almost every state in the country will have the same demanding standards for what students need to learn.
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New Mexico CCSS: Information for Administrators

New Mexico CCSS: Information for Administrators | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Research shows us that district vision and leadership are essential to student success. The resources on this site provide administrators the means to correspond with each other and share a set of high quality tools that can help them shape the implementation of the NMCCSS in their schools.

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Does the Common Core make school librarians even more valuable?

Does the Common Core make school librarians even more valuable? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

In School Library Journal this month that librarians’ expertise in embedding “inquiry” into instruction fits “elegantly” with the Common Core’s focus on the “process” of learning rather than just the content that must be covered.

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Jason Zimba’s “wiring diagram” is "not a diagram of curriculum!"

Jason Zimba’s “wiring diagram” is "not a diagram of curriculum!" | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Bill McCallum


In the article by Jason Zimba that I posted... is the complete diagram showing connections between standards. 


Key Point: The "wiring diagram" is not in any sense a diagram of curriculum, although it could be useful to curriculum designers.

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Students to take tougher math standards exams

Students to take tougher math standards exams | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

99% of all students in the nation live in states who have adopted college and career-ready standards. That means that, in most cases, exams will get much harder and proficiency rates will drop significantly. Although it has not adopted the Common Core State Standards, Virginia has re-written its SOLs (Standards of Learning) to align with college ready benchmarks.


Note that at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) there are three times as many sections of remedial math as there are sections of college-level math. This despite the fact that virtually every student is a graduate of a Virginia high school that required passage of state math assessments in order to graduate.



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The Role of Your Educational App in the Common Core State Standards

The Role of Your Educational App in the Common Core State Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
When I choose to read complex informational text, I usually turn off the computer and read from a hard copy. If I stay on my computer, multi-tasking takes over and my comprehension falters.
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"We need a regime of no-stakes testing."

"We need a regime of no-stakes testing." | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Annie Murphy Paul

Time

June 6, 2012


While the anti-testing movement gains steam, let's not deprive our children of a valuable tool for learning...

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Thousands of high school students fail new state tests

Thousands of high school students fail new state tests | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Thousands of Houston-area high school students failed the state's new standardized exams and must retake them - or risk not graduating.


In the Houston Independent School District, about 7,500 freshmen failed at least one of the end-of-course exams they took last spring. On the writing test, only 47 percent of HISD's freshmen passed, early data show. Students can retake the exams as soon as July or later in high school.

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New Tests Put States on Hot Seat as Scores Plunge

New Tests Put States on Hot Seat as Scores Plunge | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Added rigor is welcomed, but lower scores sting as states roll out new tests—and brace for Common Core.
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Common Core Implementation Video Series via CCSSO and Hunt Institute

The Hunt Institute and CCSSO Release Common Core Implementation Video Series...
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