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Standards Adoption Creates an 'Urgent Demand' - Education Week News

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Standards Adoption Creates an 'Urgent Demand'Education Week NewsBeverlee Jobrack's recent Commentary "Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum" (Aug.
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Sample Common-Assessment Items Released, Traffic Crashes Server

Sample Common-Assessment Items Released, Traffic Crashes Server | Great Books | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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Eight problems with Common Core Standards

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A veteran educator lists eight things about the Common Core State Standards that he thinks will damage public education.
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In a Middle School Workshop: Literacy Learning--What a Difference

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The Literacy Design Collaborative module writers from New York, Colorado, Kentucky, California, Idaho, Michigan, and New Mexico met outside of Denver to share our module creations, discuss the needs of the local Writing ...


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Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice

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While the Common Core State Standards share many features and concepts with existing standards, the new standards also represent a substantial departure from current practice in a number of respects. Here are nine important differences:


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Invitation to a Dialogue: An Excess of Testing

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A former professor of education says we should invest in fighting poverty, not more tests. Readers are invited to respond.
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Districts Push for Texts Aligned to Common Core - Education Week News

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Districts Push for Texts Aligned to Common CoreEducation Week NewsMore than 30 districts are flexing their buying power to demand classroom materials geared to common standards.
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Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards

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Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.
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Big Districts Unite to Press Publishers on Common-Core Materials

Big Districts Unite to Press Publishers on Common-Core Materials | Great Books | Scoop.it
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
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PARCC: Overview of Common Core State Standards Assessment Samples

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Learn more about the Common Core assessment samples released earlier this week.

 

 

PARCC presents and discusses three innovative ELA item types:

Evidence-based selected response (EBSR) – A traditional selected-response item will be followed by an item that asks students to show the text evidence that led them to the answer in the first item. Technology-enhanced constructed response (TECR) – These items will measure students’ understanding of texts using technologies such as drag and drop, cut and paste, highlighting, and arranging items to show relationships. Range of prose constructed response (PCR) – These items will be essays that measure students’ understanding of texts through written expression. Language conventions will also be measured. Each annual performance-based assessment will contain FOUR of these items.

 

PARCC presents and discusses the following innovations in item formats and assessment design:

Items may include simulations that call for improving a model, responding to game-like environments, or constructing diagrams or other visual models. Items will avoid the limitations of traditional multiple-choice items with formats such as drag and drop, selected response with multiple correct answers, and multi-step tasks. Items will capture more complex student responses with the use of drawing tools and other technology. Items will demonstrate rigor through multi-step tasks. Items may include tasks that require written explanations of mathematical reasoning.
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Eight problems with Common Core Standards

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A veteran educator lists eight things about the Common Core State Standards that he thinks will damage public education.
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Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum

Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum | Great Books | Scoop.it
Beverlee Jobrack explains how schools can identify effective teaching materials as they embark on the implementation of the standards.
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The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text'

The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text' | Great Books | Scoop.it
Why the Common Core Standards and The New York Times are perfect together, and a list of all our favorite literacy strategies for before, during and after reading a Times article with students. Bookmark this one!
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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

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Khan Academy boasts almost 3,300 videos that have been viewed over 160 million times. That’s a heroic achievement.
But, a mathematician says, there’s a problem: the videos aren’t very good.
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Questioining and Common Core math #ccss #ccchat #mathchat #elemchat #commoncore

Questioining and Common Core math #ccss #ccchat #mathchat #elemchat #commoncore | Great Books | Scoop.it

Now on to Common Core. Well after having a year of implementing common core math, this year I want to try and focus more on the math practices. You know those eight math practices that all students must work on and that ...


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A Close Look at the Common Core Expectations for Primary Writers ...

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In looking across the grade levels of the Common Core Writing Standards, standards 4, 9, and 10 are seen as not applicable to students in grades K-2. This post launches an investigation of whether or not the Common Core ...
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Book Review: Pathways to the Common Core | Engaging Educators

Book Review: Pathways to the Common Core | Engaging Educators | Great Books | Scoop.it

Written to help explain the Common Core State Standards in plain teacher talk. 

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Book Review: Pathways to the Common Core

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The authors also highlight the many concerns and fears that teachers may have about the Common Core, acknowledging the tension that “national standards” bring the table (even if the Common Core is not officially being ...
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