College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
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College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Comes to Common Core's Defense in NGA Speech

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin Comes to Common Core's Defense in NGA Speech | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, said in a speech in Washington that the Common Core State Standards are not a federal program, but a crucial part of states' efforts to improve their economies.
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Grade Level Analytic Writing Rubrics Aligned to Common Core and PARCC Assessments

Grade Level Analytic Writing Rubrics Aligned to Common Core and PARCC Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

These writing rubrics are offered as a tool to support grade-level evaluation of writing mastery aligned to the Common Core Standards. The rubric is adaptable to assessing argument (opinion) writing, informational writing, and/or narrative. Modeled after PARCC’s expanded scoring rubric at each grade, the rubric includes PARCC’s 5 criteria for assessment: reading comprehension; development of ideas; organization; clarity of language; and knowledge of conventions. The rubric also addresses specific grade-level language standards for expected mastery.
Grade 1 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 2 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 3 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 4 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 5 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 6-11 Checklist Rubric w_Cover

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Using Informational Text: Tackling Vocabulary in Informational Text -- Part 1

Reading informational text offers a number of challenges to students. One of these challenges is dense, unfamiliar vocabulary.

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Dora Campbell MA CCC SLP's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:28 AM

for vocabulary instruction

 

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10 Common Core Takeaways

10 Common Core Takeaways | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
  10 important takeaways from recent conversations/meetings/conference talks: 1. The Common Core will help students succeed in college and career. 2. With…
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"One of the biggest changes with the Common Core is not what is being taught but how it is being taught"

"One of the biggest changes with the Common Core is not what is being taught but how it is being taught" | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"One of the biggest changes with the Common Core is not what is being taught but how it is being taught"

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Meeting the Challenges of the New Common Core Math Assessments

Meeting the Challenges of the New Common Core Math Assessments | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Is it going to be more difficult for the teachers? Yes. But raising the bar is always challenging.
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A Closer Look At the CCSS for Speaking and Listening

A Closer Look At the CCSS for Speaking and Listening | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"There has been a lot of discussion around the CCSS ELA expectation for text complexity, balance of informational and literary text, writing with evidence and vocabulary in context. Not as much attention has been paid to the Speaking and Listening standards."

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Helping English-Language Learners Adapt Under the Common Core

Helping English-Language Learners Adapt Under the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Wendi Pillars offers strategies for supporting the language development of diverse-needs students under the Common Core State Standards.
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"Even where things are going well...it's still a challenge because there's so much coming at once."

Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, argued that the Common Core State Standards were imposed improperly on teachers and other education officials without the proper support.
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Add New Teacher Evaluation Systems and New State Data Systems to implementation of the Common Core and you have the proverbial 'perfect storm of school reform.'

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States rebrand Common Core

States rebrand Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"As criticism of the standards has intensified, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery announced that she will no longer refer to them as the Common Core. “We’ve gone from using the term Common Core State Standards to Maryland College and Career Ready Standards,” Lowery said.

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56% of all teachers reported a lack of teaching materials and resources aligned with the CCSS

“Many materials we have are not aligned, online resources are not updated, and neither are materials from publishers. There is very little money to buy updated materials. I have to create a lot of my own to meet the standards.” - Intervention Specialist

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Literacy: What Tasks, Skills, Instruction? Literacy Design Collaborative

Literacy: What Tasks, Skills, Instruction? Literacy Design Collaborative | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:19 AM

I like the work of the Literacy Design Collaborative. Take a look!

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CORE: CCSS Aligned Assessment Tools

CORE: CCSS Aligned Assessment Tools | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

A group of some of the largest school districts in California is launching an online bank of student assessment tools to help teachers measure learning as the rollout of the new Common Core curriculum gains speed this year.

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FL Proposes Changes to #CommomCore

The suggestions represent additions and minor tweaks to the national benchmarks, which have been adopted in more than 45 states and outline what students should know at each grade level. Among state Education Commissioner Pam Stewart's recommendations: adding 52 new calculus standards, requiring students to master cursive writing — a skill not included in the original Common Core standards — and introducing money concepts in first grade, instead of second.

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The proposed additions and changes to the Common Core State Standards include:

• Requiring elementary school students to master cursive writing.

• Requiring first-graders to learn how to use a ruler and identify the value of coins.

• Requiring second-graders to determine unknown numbers in mathematical equations.

• Requiring sixth-graders to understand the concept of Pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

• Requiring ninth-graders to use theorems about triangles and parallelograms to solve problems.

The state Department of Education has also proposed clarifications to existing standards and 52 new calculus standards.

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Using Informational Text: Tackling Vocabulary in Informational Text -- Part 2: Word Forms and Dictionary Skills

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Principals strongly support #CommonCore, but cite a lack of necessary preparation to lead and sustain the vision

Principals strongly support #CommonCore, but cite a lack of necessary preparation to lead and sustain the vision | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) released two surveys that examined principals’ views of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative, as well as their preparation and ongoing support for implementation of the higher standards.


"...principals overwhelmingly support the CCSS initiative and have a strong willingness to continue to engage deeply in instructional leadership activities as states move forward with the new standards."

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When planning lessons for readers consider the text, the task, and the context

When planning lessons for readers consider the text, the task, and the context | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Text complexity. Close reading. Increased Rigor. These and other similar topics have become commonplace as teachers are beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
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Is Your School Leadership Style...Outdated?

Is Your School Leadership Style...Outdated? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Many school leaders aren't just behind the times when it comes to technology, they're blocking the tools that could help students become prepared for their world, and Eric Sheninger has a new book that could help school leaders evolve.
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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:50 AM

It takes a while for change to be embraced by schools. The same is true for school leadership. Are you stuck in the past? Perhaps you are in a system where change is difficult. New teaching strategies, new goals, and new staff all cry oot for new ways of leading.

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How Will You Teach Math Effectively?

How Will You Teach Math Effectively? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
In a perfect world, preservice teachers (PSTs) in my mathematics methods course would leave each class session with 8-10 important ideas that I have tried to cleverly squeeze into a 150-minute sessio
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Understanding The Common Core - With 80 Links To Important Resources

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CCSS and the selection of high-quality instructional materials

CCSS and the selection of high-quality instructional materials | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
EdWeek recently reported that 68% of districts that participated in a national survey indicated that they would purchase new instructional materials to sup
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New Standards Widen Achievement Gap For English Learners?

New Standards Widen Achievement Gap For English Learners? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Might new education standards increase achievement gaps for non-native English speakers?
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Top three challenges teachers identify in implementing Common Core

The top three challenges were identified as: 
1) Overall time needed to understand and implement CCSS; 
2) Availability of teaching material and resources; 
3) Students’ foundational skills.

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80 percent of schools don't meet the 100 Mbps threshold required for the Common Core test

80 percent of schools don't meet the 100 Mbps threshold required for the Common Core test | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments.
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