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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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87% of Teachers Are Aware of Common Core, 68% favorable

87% of Teachers Are Aware of Common Core, 68% favorable | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The survey was commissioned by Achieve, a nonprofit group that played a lead role in managing the development of the common-core standards. You can find a report and PowerPoint presentation on the results here.


Teacher awareness, the survey asked: Thinking about the last six months, how much have you seen, read, or heard about these Common Core State Standards?

  • A lot (65 percent)
  • Some (22 percent)
  • Not much (7 percent)
  • Nothing at all (6 percent)

So, a combined total of 87 percent of the teachers surveyed said they had heard "a lot" or "some," which compares with 68 percent when the same question was asked in August 2011.


68% of teachers have faovarable impressions: And, has what you have seen, read, or heard recently about the Common Core State Standards given you a favorable or unfavorable impression of the standards?

  • Very favorable (24 percent)
  • Somewhat favorable (44 percent)
  • Somewhat unfavorable (13 percent)
  • Very unfavorable (7 percent)
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The Common Core and Languages Other Than English - Center for Applied Second Language Studies

The Common Core and Languages Other Than English - Center for Applied Second Language Studies | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

ots of language teachers are wondering how the Common Core State Standards will impact second language teaching. The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers has put together a webpage with information and resources dealing with the common core at http://www.nysaflt.org/commoncore

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Virginia wins "relief" from No Child Left Behind? 40% of teacher evals. on student ach.

Virginia wins "relief" from No Child Left Behind? 40% of teacher evals. on student ach. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Washington Examiner

By Lisa Gartner

June 30, 2012


Teacher evaluations to be based heavily on student achievement


Virginia schools officially will base 40 percent of their teacher evaluations on students' academic achievement as the U.S.


Federation of Teachers President Steven Greenburg said he was "absolutely disgusted that the U.S. Department of Education would leverage" the evaluations so Virginia's application could be accepted.

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Better Standards + Better Assessment = Better Data | ECS: Common Core Central

Better Standards + Better Assessment = Better Data | ECS: Common Core Central | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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McKinsey Report Predicts Huge Gap in Educated Workers

By 2020, there will be about 38 million to 40 million too few college and university graduates to satisfy the demands of the global labor market, a report issued this month has found.


http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/labor_markets/the_world_at_work


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Do We Need National Proficiency Standards for All Students? - WSJ.com

Do We Need National Proficiency Standards for All Students? - WSJ.com | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Yes, says education expert Chester E. Finn Jr., because it will ensure that students have the skills they need to compete globally. No, says Jay Greene of the University of Arkansas, because progress comes from letting schools experiment.
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Common Core: An Uncommon Opportunity for Low-Performing Students | WestEd

EMBEDDING LITERACY LEARNING IN ALL SUBJECTS

One of the most significant ways the Common Core State Standards are integrated, or cross-disciplinary, is the way they address literacy. Rather than viewing literacy as an isolated set of skills to be taught only in English language arts classes, the Common Core suggests that literacy is the responsibility of all teachers. The Common Core includes reading standards for literacy in history/social studies, for example, and writing standards for literacy in science.

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RtI and the Common Core: Seizing the Golden Opportunity

RtI and the Common Core: Seizing the Golden Opportunity | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Joanne Allain & Nancy Eberhardt


"In our previous entry, we proposed that RtI and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiatives share a common goal: increased rigor for all students. The next step is to ensure that we seize the golden opportunity to use existing RtI structures and systems to facilitate the implementation of CCSS, the “new initiative on the block.”"


"Let’s take a look at a couple ways in which we can capitalize on the complementary aspects of these two initiatives."

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The Connection between Ed Tech and Common Core Standards | Digital Learning Environments

The Connection between Ed Tech and Common Core Standards | Digital Learning Environments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Do Common Core and National Educational Technology Standards align? You bet! Let's examine some of the possibilities.

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The Key to Success of CCSS: Fidelity of Implementation | IRIS Center

The Key to Success of CCSS: Fidelity of Implementation | IRIS Center | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
  1. This module discusses the importance of selecting evidence-based practices and programs.
  2. It also examines actions that school personnel can take to increase the likelihood that the practice or program is implemented as it was designed.
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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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A good school is the best antidote for poverty! - Tom Vander Ark

A good school is the best antidote for poverty! - Tom Vander Ark | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

1. All students should leave high school prepared for college and careers. Common Core State Standards are a good start.

4. A good school is the best antidote for poverty.

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Why U.S. can’t get back to head of the class (because it was never there)

Why U.S. can’t get back to head of the class (because it was never there) | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

by David E. Drew, who holds the Joseph B. Platt chair at the Claremont Graduate University. His most recent book is “STEM the Tide: Reforming Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in America,” published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He can be reached at david.drew@cgu.edu.


"At no time was the performance of U.S. students excellent or outstanding on these exams."


"To be sure, effective educational reforms can significantly improve the academic performance of American students. But the idea that the United States once was a world leader in elementary and secondary education, while a compelling part of our belief system, is false. We never ranked #1. We can’t get back to the head of the class because we never were the head of the class."


America has always been, and remains, a world leader in higher education. That means comments about “restoring” America’s leadership must refer to K-12 schools.


"..our expectations for U.S. students were too low."

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Common Core will improve literacy and make teaching more fun

Common Core will improve literacy and make teaching more fun | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
the Common Core State Standards, implemented well and thoughtfully, promise to both improve literacy and make teaching a lot more fun and significantly more rewarding.
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Virginia and 4 More States Get NCLB Waivers

Virginia and 4 More States Get NCLB Waivers | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Virginia's waiver could put to rest the idea that states must adopt the common standards.
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The Intersection Between the Common Core and School Culture

The Intersection Between the Common Core and School Culture | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Gail Connelly, Executive Director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals


"School culture is hard to characterize and cultivate, but it's arguably the defining factor in school change."

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Common Core Legislation: How Did Your State Do?

Common Core Legislation: How Did Your State Do? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
So far, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted both sets of standards, and Minnesota has adopted only the language arts standards. The first assessments tied to the common core are due to come online in the 2014-15 school year.


So far, the tally this year is:

  • 100 bills related to the common core, introduced in 36 states
  • Out of those 100, 39 have been enacted into law.
  • 11 bills deal with the new assessments tied to the common core
  • 10 bills address instructional materials for the new standards
  • The biggest concerns for legislators in terms of the standards at this time are assessments and professional development.
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States Raise the Bar With Standards Implementation | Gene Wilhoit

States Raise the Bar With Standards Implementation | Gene Wilhoit | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Although not a silver bullet, the common-core standards reflect "the highest-quality academic standards our country has seen," writes Gene Wilhoit.
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Common Standards for Career Technical Education « NASDCTEc Blog

Common Standards for Career Technical Education « NASDCTEc Blog | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Career Technical Education (CTE) State Directors unveiled the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a shared set of high-quality CTE standards. The CCTC is a state-led initiative to ensure that CTE programs are consistent and high-quality across our nation.


Download: https://careertechorg.presencehost.net/file_download/d88705f7-46ce-4148-b144-1a3496928df5.pdf



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Cutting to the Common Core | Language Magazine

Cutting to the Common Core | Language Magazine | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Mel Riddile, the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ associate director for High School Services, has a special perspective on the effect of the CCSS on ELLs thanks to his own experience of improving outcomes at a school with students from 88 countries who spoke 66 languages.


As Principal, Riddile increased the percentage of students taking the International Baccalaureate (IB) from to 15 to 48 percent, and the school’s ranking became comparable to some of the top private institutions.


He sees the similarity between the IB and the CCSS. The biggest change he predicts is that the standards will require a school-wide focus on literacy — every class will need to emphasize literacy and an on-going professional development program will be essential. “We teach using language and it is the teacher’s job to teach the language of their content area,” explains Riddile, while stressing that the key is consistency, “We must look at the CCSS as a long-term effort and keep working at it year-in, year-out.”

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"Last week I saw the future and it might work." The Complicated Promise of the Common Core

"Last week I saw the future and it might work." The Complicated Promise of the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"To explain my joy when I read Oklahoma's Common Core Standards, I must recount the worst testing outrage that I experienced."

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5 Questions for Closely Reading the Reading Standards | Burkins & Yaris

Anchor standard one for Reading says:


Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from text.

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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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