College and Caree...
Follow
175.2K views | +29 today
College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
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
Curated by Mel Riddile
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts via NC Dept. of Ed.

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts via NC Dept. of Ed. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Great tool for organizing standards.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

The Common Core Kool-Aid

The Common Core Kool-Aid | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Calculator ban proposed for State Math Tests

Calculator ban proposed for State Math Tests | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Students would be banned from using their calculators on the seventh- and eighth-grade Standards of Learning math exams under a bill introduced by a state lawmaker from Fairfax County.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Does Tennessee’s New Teacher Evaluation Model Improve Instruction?

Does Tennessee’s New Teacher Evaluation Model Improve Instruction? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
By Teresa Littrell McDaniel
Mel Riddile's insight:

The 2012-13 school year marks the second year for Tennessee’s shift to a new evaluation model based on the state’s 2010 First to the Top legislation. A quick Google search for the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) will reveal 49,700 sites dedicated to various aspects of Tennessee’s implementation of the new model.

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

Close Reading of Complex Text - Part 2

Close Reading of Complex Text - Part 2 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
We need to rethink the "complex text" delivery of our teaching and outcome expectations of student learning around complex text."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Assessments: SBAC "dramatically reduced the length" to 8.5 hours

Assessments: SBAC "dramatically reduced the length" to 8.5 hours | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Smarter Balanced consortium will present only one performance task each in math and literacy, in addition to multiple-choice and other items.
Mel Riddile's insight:

From an original design that included multiple, lengthy performance tasks, the test has been revised to include only one performance task in each subject—mathematics and English/language arts—and has been tightened in other ways, reducing its length by several hours.


The final blueprint of the assessment, approved by the consortium last week now estimates it will take

  • 7 hours in grades 3-5
  • 7½ hours in grades 6-8
  • 8½ hours in grade 11
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Guidance Counselors Underutilized

Guidance Counselors Underutilized | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Counselors are tasked with clerical duties, stealing their focus from student achievement, experts say.
Mel Riddile's insight:

"Nearly 70 percent of high school counselors say they are tasked with administrative and clerical duties, according to a report released Wednesday by the College Board."


Counselors can't effect change from behind their desks, says Peggy Hines, director of the Education Trust's National Center for Transforming School Counseling.


"They really need to be out of their office … teaming and collaborating to help the school better meet student needs," Hines says. "That means that school counselors are leaders and advocates, who use data to help the school figure out where, really and truly, they need to focus their school reform efforts and school improvement projects."


more...
Justine Easter's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:02 PM

Let's use our resources well!

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

What it Means to be Career Ready

What it Means to be Career Ready | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Click here to edit the content...
Mel Riddile's insight:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Tools for Everyday Research

Tools for Everyday Research | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.
Mel Riddile's insight:

Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - @soxnevad

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

Standardized Testing Costs States a quarter of 1% of total K-12 spending

Standardized Testing Costs States a quarter of 1% of total K-12 spending | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
States spend, on average, $34 per student on assessment, according to a national study released by the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy.
Mel Riddile's insight:

Standardized-testing regimens cost states some $1.7 billion a year overall, or a quarter of 1 percent of total K-12 spending in the United States, according to a new report on assessment finances.

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

Professional Development Needs: #CommonCore and Reading Assessment

Professional Development Needs: #CommonCore and Reading Assessment | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
On the common core and reading, critical teacher-professional-development questions must be asked, Breyette Lorntz says.
Mel Riddile's insight:

By Breyette Lorntz


Professional-development needs among teachers implementing the common core include training on the following:


  • literacy assessment
  • technology skills
  • practical learning experiences oriented toward the new standards
  • assessments
  • time for professional collaboration
  • a teacher-leader in each school
  • continuous networking between teachers
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Approaching implementation of CCSS with a light-switch change approach.

Approaching implementation of CCSS with a light-switch change approach. | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Implementing Common Core is an adaptive change.


Light-switch changes are carefully orchestrated and designed, and occur with the flip of a switch.


Long-term, adaptive change requires learning and adaptation, typically over a long period of time, because the problem, solution, and means to implementation are unclear and frequently evolve and mutate with progress toward the goal.



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

Spelling and Student Writing

Spelling and Student Writing | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Spelling and student writing: Does it matter much? Should it matter more?
2:17 am December 3, 2012, by Maureen Downey
Mel Riddile's insight:

I remain surprised how often student work chosen for display suffers spelling or grammatical errors. At a school open house, I watched a student PowerPoint on international poverty where I stopped counting after the seventh misspelled word.

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

Common core sparks war over words

Common core sparks war over words | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
English teachers around country worry that new academic standards are pushing out literature.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Textual Evidence

Textual Evidence | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The first standard under Reading for Literature and Reading for Informational Text is the same. This standard focuses on textual evidence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

New Education Standards To Bring Bad News to CT

New Education Standards To Bring Bad News to CT | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sat down with his newly restructured P-20 Council Friday to discuss moving the state towards adopting Common Core education standards, a process he acknowledges will almost certainly highlight bad news for the state.
Mel Riddile's insight:

"But when Common Core standards are in place and there is a national bar set at a standard similar to how proficiency is defined under the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Laine said it will be evident that many of those students are not proficient.

Laine brought slides to illustrate his point. On average the top 12 performing states on National Assessment of Educational Progress consider about 75 percent of their students proficient. But by the NAEP standards only about 41 percent of those kids are considered proficient."

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

Fifty Shades of the Common Core for ELA: Revised

This is a revised version of my original Fifty Shades of the Common Core presentation. - by Jennifer Jones
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Close Readings of Complex Text - Part 1

Close Readings of Complex Text - Part 1 | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
I went into the day thinking there was no other way to teach all students texts of great complexity other than through read-alouds
Mel Riddile's insight:

"With such a big focus on Tier 2 vocabulary in the Common Core, we knew we needed to ramp up our vocabulary instruction of Tier 2 words.  Remember that we've been using the Marzano 6-step process for the last three years to teach content specific words from math, science and social studies."

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

Citing Lack of Common-Core Alignment, LA to Delay Textbook Adoption

Citing Lack of Common-Core Alignment, LA to Delay Textbook Adoption | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Mel Riddile's insight:

"Superintendent John White said in an interview that state reviewers found that the textbooks generally didn't adequately match the skills measured in preliminary tasks unveiled by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of the two testing consortia designing exams aligned to the common standards."

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

#CCSS "are absolutely clear on the central role that fiction plays...in the ELA classroom,” David Coleman

#CCSS "are absolutely clear on the central role that fiction plays...in the ELA classroom,” David Coleman | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The president of the College Board defends the role of non-fiction reading in Common Core curricula in an in-depth conversation with radio host Kurt Andersen. He insists fiction will not get short shrift under the new guidelines.
Mel Riddile's insight:

"According to Coleman, the majority of time in English classes will still be spent on fiction – drama, literature, narrative fiction, and poems. “The only thing that changes is that there’s some portion of time spent on high-quality literary nonfiction,” he said."

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

Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education

Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards call for big increase in the amount of time spent on informational texts. This is a huge shift for teachers who are ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Adjust your lessons so that students are doing more of the work

Adjust your lessons so that students are doing more of the work | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Who is Doing the Work?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

State collaboration on assessments: "a clear strategy for achieving cost savings without compromising test quality."

State collaboration on assessments: "a clear strategy for achieving cost savings without compromising test quality." | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Throughout the country, student performance on standardized tests is increasingly being used to measure the quality of education provided by teachers and schools.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

25 more states draft definition of college readiness

25 more states draft definition of college readiness | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Catherine Gewertz


Twenty-five states have taken a big step toward designing a shared assessment: They've drafted an initial definition of what college readiness means, and descriptions of the skills and knowledge students must demonstrate at each step of the way toward that goal.


Released today, the college-readiness definition and the descriptors of achievement on each level of the test are part of the work of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two federally funded groups of states that are designing assessment systems for the Common Core State Standards.

more...
No comment yet.