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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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National Geographic and the Common Core

National Geographic and the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Find out how the National Geographic Society is connecting to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
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lbligen's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:25 PM

Natioanl Geographic Common Core resources for ELA K-12. Great resource!

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Survey finds most state ed agencies foresee continued support for Common Core

Survey finds most state ed agencies foresee continued support for Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The report finds that, although a direct federal role in implementing the Common Core State Standards has been controversial, a majority of states in the survey support legislative and/or regulatory changes to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act to help them with their implementation efforts. The report also addresses the issue of within-state opposition to standards and finds that the vast majority of survey states do not anticipate their state’s decision to adopt the standards will be reversed, limited or changed in 2013-14.


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http://www.cep-dc.org/displayDocument.cfm?DocumentID=420#sthash.mLG4WhPY.dpuf


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Common Core: Too Much for Special Ed Students?

Common Core: Too Much for Special Ed Students? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

On the surface, some educators might think the higher level thinking skills needed to be successful on the Smarter Balanced Assessments are too much to ask of special education students, but I propose those higher level thinking skills are just what special education students need.


Here’s why:

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Text Complexity: 5 Technology Tools to Measure

Text Complexity: 5 Technology Tools to Measure | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity
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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:08 PM

Common Core resources.

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#CommonCore are “an auspicious advance in mathematics education.” Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences

#CommonCore are “an auspicious advance in mathematics education.” Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
NCTM serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities. Working for more and better math for all students.


Fifteen presidents of the professional societies that make up the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, including NCTM President Linda Gojak, have signed a statement of “strong support” for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The statement calls the Common Core State Standards “an auspicious advance in mathematics education.” - See more at: http://www.nctm.org/news/highlights.aspx?id=38992&blogid=6806#sthash.fgfUJ66z.dpuf

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How Common Core is Coming to Homeschoolers

How Common Core is Coming to Homeschoolers | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Many homeschooling families believe that they can remain insulated from the effects of the unpopular Common Core curriculum by maintaining control of their curriculum in their home.
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Making Evidence-Based Claims

Making Evidence-Based Claims | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
These literacy units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the CCSS: making evidence-based claims about complex texts.
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Education officials underestimated impact of Common Core

Education officials underestimated impact of Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
As the state noted its first test-score decline in at least a decade , superintendents changed their tune in predicting what impact the new, rigorous Common Core curriculum would have on the Maryland School Assessment scores this year.


State Superintendent Lillian Lowery as saying: "If [teachers] are teaching the Common Core standards, they should do well on the Maryland School Assessments and the High School Assessments."

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Veteran teacher: 'I say we should teach to the test.'

Veteran teacher: 'I say we should teach to the test.' | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The new Common Core State Standards are bringing a new generation of tests next year which are already being touted by teachers, parents, and politicians as the apocalypse of education in America. These tests will measure skills like reading comprehension, vocabulary knowledge and the ability to write a cogent argument or present an opinion with evidence to support the proffered point of view. How are these skills not important? They are the basic skills required for college, career, and life.

So why aren’t they already being taught as part of the curriculum?

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Social and emotional learning gaining new focus under Common Core | EdSource Today

Social and emotional learning gaining new focus under Common Core | EdSource Today | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

As California teachers begin to strategize about how to meet the Common Core standards, some educators say that explicit instruction in social and emotional competence – teaching students how to regulate their emotions, problem-solve, and disagree respectfully, among other abilities – should be a key part of the equation. The ability to collaborate, to see others’ perspectives, and to persevere in solving problems is required of students in the Common Core

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Georgia (among lowest spending states) decides against offering 'Common Core' standardized test

Georgia leaders announced today that the state will not offer a new and expensive standardized test tied to the controversial set of national standards called Common Core.
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What can go wrong in high-stakes online testing? THE Journal

What can go wrong in high-stakes online testing? THE Journal | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.
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English-Learners and Common Core in the Classroom: Full lesson videos

English-Learners and Common Core in the Classroom: Full lesson videos | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The bilingual website Colorín Colorado features full lesson plans created for ELLs and videos of teachers using them in the classroom.
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English-Language Learners, Common Core, and Filling in the Gaps

English-Language Learners, Common Core, and Filling in the Gaps | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
A California advocacy group for ELLs has published a toolkit for educators who want to help support the success of second-language learners with the new common standards.
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SARAH HANCHEY's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:58 PM

A thought worth considering: If we taught reading and writing to every student in every classroom every day, regardless of the content area, we could witness a dramatic positive effect on student achievement.

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Middle School Math Teachers: 'more support and resources are needed in order for educators to put the CCSSM into practice'

Middle School Math Teachers: 'more support and resources are needed in order for educators to put the CCSSM into practice' | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Across the country, middle school mathematics teachers are increasingly familiar with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and report that the CCSSM are more rigorous than the state standards they are replacing, according to a...
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Math Teachers Find Common Core More Rigorous Than Prior Standards

Math Teachers Find Common Core More Rigorous Than Prior Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
New survey data suggest that most middle school math teachers believe the common core standards are more rigorous than their state's prior standards.
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"We have a lot more commonality in standards and assessments than we did five years ago."

"We have a lot more commonality in standards and assessments than we did five years ago." | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"What this graph helps illustrate is that we have a lot more commonality in standards and assessments than we did five years ago. We never got to perfect commonality, and, in fact, the trend is slowly moving in the other direction. If other states follow Georgia’s lead and go their own way on assessments, that red bar will continue to creep up. But, if states switch between consortia, join ACT’s Aspire, or work with another state, the number of assessments will stay the same. No state has officially dropped out of the Common Core standards yet, but that blue bar could rise over time as well."

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Why support the Common Core? "Because they are clearer and more rigorous than the vast majority of state standards they’ve replaced."

Why support the Common Core? "Because they are clearer and more rigorous than the vast majority of state standards they’ve replaced." | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Has Common Core lost its drive?
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TOOLKIT for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core

http://www.achievethecore.org/files/7113/7434/8379/Toolkit_for_Evaluating_the_Alignment_of_Instructional_and_Assessement_Materials_to_the_CCSS.pdf


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43% say their school or district is not “tech-ready” for online testing

43% say their school or district is not “tech-ready” for online testing | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Nearly 53% of respondents said their school or district has adequate technology in place – or is on track to have the technology — to implement the common core, including online assessments. However, 43% of respondents said their school or district is not “tech-ready.”

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PARCC Releases Accessibility Features and Accommodations for special education and #ELLs

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Dyslexia Today's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:02 PM

 Everyone should give this a thorough reading. Kinda important!

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Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments -- THE Journal

Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments -- THE Journal | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Schools have about 15 months to prepare for the online assessments that reflect the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards. Some districts already know what the transition will be like.
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PARCC costs under median spending for summative math and ELA tests in its 19 member states

PARCC costs under median spending for summative math and ELA tests in its 19 member states | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
After learning the price tag for PARCC tests designed to align with the common-core standards, state officials are weighing their options.
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:08 PM

In my state of Illinois, I believe the costs of the PARCC assessement to be less than we currently spend. And I belive we are getting a higher quality product. But for some states, I understand the cost will be more. On the other hand, quality costs. I needed a new laptop. The old one I used for presenting workshops continues to be quite expensive, so I purchased less costly maching. A great laptop, but poor for presenting. You get what you pay for.