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Consider the Source: The Problem with Common Core’s ‘Appendix B’ | School Library Journal

Consider the Source: The Problem with Common Core’s ‘Appendix B’ | School Library Journal | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Reading To Write & the Common Core State Standards

Reading To Write & the Common Core State Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
In this blog, Petrosky and Mihalakis argue for abandoning templates for writing and opting instead for having students write about and write like engaging, challenging texts that span the universe of genres.
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Saline school board discussses recent changes in statewide standardized testing - Heritage Newspapers

Saline school board discussses recent changes in statewide standardized testing - Heritage Newspapers | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Saline school board discussses recent changes in statewide standardized testing - SALINE-- District-wide changes in standardized testing policy were the main topic of discussion at the Feb.
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Opting Out of Testing: A Befuddling Mix of State Rules

Opting Out of Testing: A Befuddling Mix of State Rules | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A new research paper finds that the law in most states isn't clear about whether parents can opt their children out of testing.

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What drives attacks on Common Core?

What drives attacks on Common Core? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
For politicians, opposition to the standards is a craven applause line.

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Socratic Circles and the Common Core: An Introduction (Part I)

Socratic Circles and the Common Core: An Introduction (Part I) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
In this three-part series, we would like to share some strategies for fostering English language learners’ (ELLs) oral language as part of Common Core-based instruction. Our focus will be on practi...
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.
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Who really gets tested by state exams

Who really gets tested by state exams | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Virginia Standards of Learning are high stakes — for the teachers.

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Test Your Best: Creating Quality Assessment Questions

Test Your Best: Creating Quality Assessment Questions | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
As Smarter Balanced assessments make their way into classrooms everywhere by the 2014-2015 school year, teachers are working  to adapt their curricula to the Common Core. One of the easiest ways to...
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#commoncore Project - An Incredible and In Depth Analysis of the Debate on Twitter


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Poll: Widespread misperceptions about the Common Core standards

Poll: Widespread misperceptions about the Common Core standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Many people believe the standards, which cover only math and reading, extend to sex ed and global warming.

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Smarter Balanced English Language Arts/Literacy | Grades 3–8 and High School Item Sampler

Smarter Balanced English Language Arts/Literacy | Grades 3–8 and High School Item Sampler | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Student Retention: Is retaining students in third grade the answer?

By Robert Nott

Santa Fe New Mexican

 

Although the outcome was never really in doubt, members of the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives spent more than three hours Wednesday night debating the pros and cons of holding back third-graders who can’t read at grade level, then sent a bill to do just that on to …


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Classroom coaches critical as teachers shift to Common Core - EdSource

Classroom coaches critical as teachers shift to Common Core - EdSource | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English...
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Interactive Read Aloud of The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi

Interactive Read Aloud of The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Interactive read alouds are an important component of a balanced literacy classroom.
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A clarification of Common Core misconceptions

A clarification of Common Core misconceptions | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The era of good feelings in education is long gone. The optimistic, bi-partisan rhetoric that surrou...

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NWEA: Make Assessment Matter

NWEA: Make Assessment Matter | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
When the first edition of this study, For Every Child, Multiple Measures, appeared two years ago, the educational landscape was dominated by looming change. The Common Core State Standards had...
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Smarter Balanced (Common Core Tests) Ruled Unconstitutional in Missouri

Smarter Balanced (Common Core Tests) Ruled Unconstitutional in Missouri | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

"Judge Green of the circuit court of Cole County has just granted summary judgment in our favor on our claim that Missouri’s membership fees to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia are unlawful under the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution as well as “state and federal law.”


Judge Green has permanently enjoined the State of Missouri from making payments in the form of membership fees to Smarter Balanced. We can no longer be a member of SBAC.
 

We expect the state to appeal this decision which attorney John Sauer looks forward to defending.


Here is the judgement:

http://www.moagainstcommoncore.com/Sauer%20v.%20Nixon%20-%20Judgment.pdf"

 

For full post: http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/smarter-balanced-ruled-unconstitutional-in-missouri/


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Jeb Bush defends Common Core standards

Jeb Bush defends Common Core standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The former Florida governor says Common Core "must be the new minimum in classrooms"

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What Assessment System Would Serve Students & Society?

What Assessment System Would Serve Students & Society? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
"From my perspective, using a variety of measures, including some selected at the local school level by educators, families and students,is the best way to capture the broad array of things each school is trying to do."...
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7 Technology Enhanced Item Types You’ll See On Common Core Tests

7 Technology Enhanced Item Types You’ll See On Common Core Tests | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Amanda Ronan writes: "Common Core testing season is right around the corner, so you want to spend some time making sure your students have the technological skills that will be required of them. PARCC and SBAC released items and practice tests to demonstrate the new item types students will see in the spring. We’ve summarized these items and given you some excellent online resources to help your students practice with the new testing interface. Now you can help your students show that they can master anything Common Core testing throws their way!"


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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 19, 11:29 AM

Oh boy--I've got students who can't even use Ctrl P to print, and they're expected to drag and drop? Sharing this with my teachers -- not so that they start teaching this, but so students can practice at home! (Or so we can add a computer literacy semester-long class for incoming students.)

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Testing Backlash Gets Scholarly Support -- THE Journal

Testing Backlash Gets Scholarly Support -- THE Journal | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Riding on the growing parental backlash over what's perceived as "over testing" in schools, educational researchers are pushing the White House and Congress to move away from "test-based policies" as they revise and renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA funds public schooling in America.
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