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Fed "peer-review process could have disastrous consequences"

Fed "peer-review process could have disastrous consequences" | Common Core | Scoop.it
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) recently issued a set of principles for the new Common Core–aligned tests.

 

The Department (of Education) plans to use a peer-review process to ensure that the tests are high quality and aligned to tough standards.


"Done poorly, this peer-review process could have disastrous consequences, namely giving lots of state leaders reason to ask, “The feds have to approve our tests? Tell me again how this isn’t nationalization of K–12 schooling at work?”"


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Common Core Is for the Common Good

Bill Cirone: Common Core Is for the Common Good
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The Common Core is designed to align a high-standards curriculum with methodology and assessment tools that teach critical thinking and problem solving, and restore joy to the learning process.

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jennifer priddy's curator insight, October 10, 2013 11:35 AM

Insightful vision of common core...

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Study Finds 73% of Teachers Enthusiastic About Common Core

Study Finds 73% of Teachers Enthusiastic About Common Core | Common Core | Scoop.it
Nearly every teacher in the U.S. now knows about the Common Core State Standards, and 73 percent of math, English, science, and social studies teachers in states that have adopted them say they are enthusiastic about their implementation,...

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Jenny Sloane's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:08 AM

At this point all teachers are aware of the common core. I am rather surprised that such a high percentage, 73%, of math, English, science, and social studies teachers are enthusiastic about the implementation of it (information from an online survey of 20,000 pre-K-12 teachers). Furthermore, 7% reported that they did not have adequate knowledge to take a side, meaning that only 20% are in some sort of opposition or are neutral. This surprises me because teachers understand that implementing common core means completely changing their classroom settings and styles of teaching. If I were a teacher of many years, I would probably not want to change everything about my style of teaching; it would almost be like starting over. Furthermore, it is even more challenging because basically everyone is new to this, so no one knows the best way to teach. Furthermore, it is not surprising that English and math teachers are excited about this change. From my understanding, common core curriculum will be even more focused on testing and therefore I would think there will be a huge emphasis on these two subjects. However, I think it is problematic for writing and elective classes that may never receive the same focus. I think those subjects are very important as well and it would not be fair to overlook them in order to spend even more time on other subjects. 

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Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts | Common Core | Scoop.it

User friendly interactive tool for viewing the progression of the ELA Common Core Standards from K-12 for all anchor standards.


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Wayne_Demnar's curator insight, May 25, 2013 10:18 PM

Very useful in adding more clarity!

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Teaching Rigorous Text: What additional supports do reluctant readers need?

Teaching Rigorous Text: What additional supports do reluctant readers need? | Common Core | Scoop.it
The critical thinking and close reading required in the new Common Core State Standards can take twice as long for students with dyslexia, reading disabilities, speech and language issues and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....

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PD Toolkits for CCSS English Language Arts K - 8 | ELA Repository

PD Toolkits for CCSS English Language Arts K - 8 | ELA Repository | Common Core | Scoop.it

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Common Core Standards To Change State's Education Landscape ...

Common Core Standards To Change State's Education Landscape ... | Common Core | Scoop.it
A sweeping change now underway quietly in Connecticut is transforming school curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade with the aim of raising achievement and ensuring that all students are.
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College and Career Readiness: Strengthening Postsecondary Pathways with Common Core State Standards

College and Career Readiness: Strengthening Postsecondary Pathways with Common Core State Standards | Common Core | Scoop.it

NEA-Strengthening Postsecondary Pathways with Common Core State Standards: http://t.co/0JVGX14CUC Getting ready for tomorrow's meeting!


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Countdown for Teachers - Common Core Standards Planning Calendar

Countdown for Teachers - Common Core Standards Planning Calendar | Common Core | Scoop.it

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Darren Burris's comment, August 5, 2013 8:38 PM
I'm using it with a few teachers I am partnering with and it is working wonderfully. Using the district feature with feedback, etc. A great, growing, and constantly improving tool.
Michael Ehline's comment, August 14, 2013 10:42 PM
This is very interesting. Thanks for your POV
Tanya Spillane's curator insight, December 8, 2013 9:26 PM

Great concept for PLC's to collaborate and lead great curriculum conversations

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Writing to Build and Share Knowledge

Writing to Build and Share Knowledge | Common Core | Scoop.it

"Ultimately, writing is a skill for adult life, growing steadily more important in an information age.


The Common Core writing Standards calls for writing to become a reliable, flexible habit for all students by the time they complete high school, so that they are ready for college and career success."



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The Role of Fiction in the High School English Language Arts Classroom

The Role of Fiction in the High School English Language Arts Classroom | Common Core | Scoop.it

By David Coleman and Susan Pimentel

Said plainly, stories, drama, poetry, and other literature account for the majority of reading that students will do in the high school ELA classroom.


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Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY

Test Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics | EngageNY | Common Core | Scoop.it

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The value of mixed media for English Language Arts - Thinkfinity

The value of mixed media for English Language Arts - Thinkfinity | Common Core | Scoop.it
“The arts have a central and essential role in achieving the finest aspects of the common core… …the standards call on so many things the arts do well. The tradition of careful observation, attention to evidence and artists' ...
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Interactive: where do the literacy and numeracy skills gaps fall? - The Guardian (blog)

Interactive: where do the literacy and numeracy skills gaps fall? - The Guardian (blog) | Common Core | Scoop.it
Interactive: where do the literacy and numeracy skills gaps fall?
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Find out the percentage gaps between different social groups literacy and numeracy skills using our interactive chart.
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