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Grades 6-8 Smarter Balanced Field Test Video - California

Link to the California Department of Education Practice Test Page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp This brief student video gives key informa...
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Common Core Curriculum is not the same as Common Core Standards - The Recovering Traditionalist

Common Core Curriculum is not the same as Common Core Standards - The Recovering Traditionalist | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
I could not have said this better!  These thoughts have been mulling around in my brain for a few weeks but didn’t quite have the right way to say it until I read Fawn Nguyen’s interview over at A Math Babe’s blog.  So I’ll start with her eloquent...
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Against PARCC: an argument in response to Elaine Gantz Berman - Chalkbeat Colorado

Against PARCC: an argument in response to Elaine Gantz Berman - Chalkbeat Colorado | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Against PARCC: an argument in response to Elaine Gantz Berman Chalkbeat Colorado Colorado mandated that all schools administer the PARCC test without knowing exactly what is on the test, as even state officials only have access to sample questions,...
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CURMUDGUCATION: PARCC Is Certifiably Ready

CURMUDGUCATION: PARCC Is Certifiably Ready | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
RT @palan57: What does PARCC mean by "college ready" http://t.co/4r2K2hVXrr @lapham_katie @EduShyster
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Task force takes on Common Core challenge - CT Post

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Task force takes on Common Core challenge
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CROMWELL -- The state's controversial Common Core standards weren't something just dumped on the teachers, students and parents of Wallingford this year.
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Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul - Sacramento Bee (blog)

Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul - Sacramento Bee (blog) | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Californians like Common Core education, finance overhaul Sacramento Bee (blog) schoolkids.JPG Two major changes in California's public education system - adoption of "Common Core" academic standards and giving extra money to school districts with...
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Barry Erwin column: National education standards are about quality

Barry Erwin column: National education standards are about quality | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Without being terribly specific, Gov. Bobby Jindal has recently made statements saying he's having 'concerns with Common Core,' he's opposed to ' (Enjoyed letter.Comparisons w ACT, CAT. Ts hve had similar view.Thoughts?
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Make Common Core better in Ohio; don't scrap it - Toledo Blade

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Make Common Core better in Ohio; don't scrap it
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Ohio is one of the 44 states whose public schools are basing their teaching on the educational standards called Common Core.
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Pence OKs Education Standards for Indiana; Hit as Common Core Remix - Heritage.org (blog)

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Pence OKs Education Standards for Indiana; Hit as Common Core Remix
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Photo: Hoosiers Against Common Core. Indiana Gov.
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Why Common Core tests are bad - CNN

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Why Common Core tests are bad
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(CNN) -- In a few weeks, the New York State Education Department will begin the second round of Common Core tests.
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The Common Core's Multiple Choice

Tweet Editor's Note: This post was written by Chad Aldeman, a senior policy analyst at Bellwether Education Partners. Between the time students start high school and they begin college, they will likely have taken at least two ...
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How to Write a Paragraph, like a Super Star! | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

How to Write a Paragraph, like a Super Star! | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Teachers with Apps How to Write a Paragraph, by Classroom Complete, is another smash success on the iPad! We recently reviewed, How to Write an Essay and have been using it ever since in our classrooms with a wide cross-section of students.
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Vann Ray Student Educational and Motivational Consultants - Career Advancing Professional Studies - College and Career Readiness

Vann Ray Student Educational and Motivational Consultants - Career Advancing Professional Studies - College and Career Readiness | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Introducing Vann Ray's CAPS program for high school seniors. These 21 day modules help prepare the student for college and career readiness.
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Despite Common-Core Politics, Chiefs Say Standards, Accountability Will Remain

Despite Common-Core Politics, Chiefs Say Standards, Accountability Will Remain | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Four state education chiefs say they remain committed to using the Common Core State Standards and holding schools and teachers accountable for their progress.
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Collaboration around CCSS and PARCC yields positive results for educators in DC | PARCC

Collaboration between teachers at @dcpublicschools and DC charter schools featured in today's @PARCCPlace newsletter. http://t.co/0oWD9XLA60
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Arkansas teacher shares her computer based field test experience | PARCC

Check out what a SWAEC teacher has to say about PARCC field testing: http://t.co/nJTQD0kGO0 #CCSS #PARCC #parccfieldtest
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State lawmakers hear pros, cons of Common Core standards - Las Vegas Sun

State lawmakers hear pros, cons of Common Core standards - Las Vegas Sun | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Las Vegas Review-Journal State lawmakers hear pros, cons of Common Core standards Las Vegas Sun More than three years after Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards, proponents and critics faced off in a 10-hour legislative showdown over...
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St. Tammany Republican Committee calls for removal of Common Core - The Times-Picayune

St. Tammany Republican Committee calls for removal of Common Core - The Times-Picayune | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
St. Tammany Republican Committee calls for removal of Common Core
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The Republican Parish Executive Committee of St. Tammany has passed a resolution calling on Gov.
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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
The health care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats, but the Common Core is also roiling the party.
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Take a sneak peek at the new Common Core exams that are coming to Ohio

Take a sneak peek at the new Common Core exams that are coming to Ohio | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
See samples of the online testing method for the new Common Core exams coming to Ohio, as well as a look at the difficulty and detail of the questions.
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Dear Otto: How do I prepare students for PARCC Tests?

Dear Otto: How do I prepare students for PARCC Tests? | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. For your privacy, I use only first names. Here's a great question I got from Terry: Any help for i...
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Higher Bright Futures Standards Worry Local School Officials - WJHG-TV

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Higher Bright Futures Standards Worry Local School Officials
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PANAMA CITY - State officials estimate about 50% of Florida's high school students will not qualify for Bright Futures scholarships this year.
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Common Core changes NMSU education curriculum, too - Las Cruces Sun-News

Common Core changes NMSU education curriculum, too - Las Cruces Sun-News | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Common Core changes NMSU education curriculum, too Las Cruces Sun-News College of Education professors began changing their curricula to include Common Core standards as soon as New Mexico adopted them in 2010, said NMSU assistant professor Cathy...
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50 Important Links for Common Core Educators - Online Colleges | Common Core Online

50 Important Links for Common Core Educators - Online Colleges | Common Core Online | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Many teachers still have a lot of questions about what Common Core will mean for them; these resources are a good place to look for answers.
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Math Performance Tasks and Assessment resources for #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #mathchat | Common Core Online

Math Performance Tasks and Assessment resources for #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #mathchat | Common Core Online | Common Core Common Ground | Scoop.it
Math Performance Tasks and Assessment resources for #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #mathchat | @scoopit http://t.co/49GxRnUD...
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