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Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide | State Standards | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Core Connection: Developing Educators for Tomorrow

Core Connection: Developing Educators for Tomorrow | State Standards | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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State favors new school math requirements - Brattleboro Reformer

State favors new school math requirements - Brattleboro Reformer | State Standards | Scoop.it
Vermont Public RadioState favors new school math requirementsBrattleboro ReformerThe change would have to be approved by the state Board of Education.
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Operation Preparation and College/Career Readiness

Next week, students across Kentucky will be getting advice on what they can do academically to prepare for college or career as part of Operation Preparation.
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Improvements to Testing Agreement

State Schools Chief Torlakson and School Board President Kirst Applaud Improvements to Testing Agreement.
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Senate asks Board of Education to reconsider common core standards - Deseret News

Senate asks Board of Education to reconsider common core standards - Deseret News | State Standards | Scoop.it
Senate asks Board of Education to reconsider common core standardsDeseret NewsOn a vote of 21-6, the Utah Senate passed a resolution Wednesday asking the Utah State Board of Education to reconsider the adoption of common core standards in English,...
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Video: Introducing the Utah Common Core

Video: Introducing the Utah Common Core | State Standards | Scoop.it
In June, the Utah State Board of Education hosted a news conference to kick off the Utah Common Core Academies and invited the Lt. Governor Greg Bell, Utah State Board of Education Chair Debra G.
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The war against the Common Core (Chester E Finn, JR, March 1, 2012)

The war against the Common Core (Chester E Finn, JR, March 1, 2012) | State Standards | Scoop.it

Finn outlines six of the major objections and fears surrounding the Common Core:

1) The standards themselves are flawed in content and sequencing

2) Implementation is both difficult and costly

3) Standards alone have not been proved to increase student achievement

4) Some of the states who have adopted them had better standards on their own

5) They are "national"

6) It's highly political--and may increasingly be so


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Panel passes measures addressing Common Core fears

The state school board will not be asked to reconsider its decision to adopt Common Core academic standards, but a legislative committee approved two measures Wednesday making it clear lawmakers still have concerns.
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Virginia Opts Out

Virginia has officially joined the cohort of states that have applied for flexibility from the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) of 1965. As of February 9, 2012, the flexibility application for ten states including Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee was accepted. On February 23, 2012, the Virginia Board of Education (BOE), who boasts both a reputation of independence and high academic standards, unanimously voted to finalize their request for a waiver as well.


ESEA, which was more recently revised as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), was re-implemented by President Bush with overwhelming bipartisan support in 2002 in an attempt to raise US academic performance and reduce achievement gaps. Under NCLB, schools are required to prove that all students are performing at grade level in reading and math by 2014. As this deadline approaches, states such as Virginia are beginning to question their ability to reach these federally regulated accountability measures. If schools fail to meet these conditions, they could face severe consequences including replacing staff and closing schools.


Virginia’s Governor, Robert F McDonnell, wrote US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, in early August outlining their major concerns regarding the NCLB accountability system. The highest of their concerns as an educationally top performing state, is centered around the misleading Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) ratings and the negative implications that these scores have on their education system. According to Governor McDonnell, more than six out of ten Virginia schools were labeled as “failing,” while at the same time Virginia has ranked fourth in the nation in overall educational quality and performance by Education Week’s annual report. Virginia has always prided itself on its rigorous Standards of Learning (SOL) as well as its own Standards of Accreditation, a state-created rating system for schools. Not surprisingly, the conflicting ratings of the Standards of Accreditation and the AYP system are often confusing for the public. Virginia’s waiver application identified a comprehensive approach to implement their state-specific accountability system and correctly identify which schools require interventions in a way that clearly demonstrates measurable growth.


In order to obtain a waiver (commonly referred to as the ESEA Flexibility Request), each state must meet three essential criteria including: 1) College-and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments, 2) Differentiated Accountability Systems, and 3) Teacher/Principal Evaluation and Support Systems. If granted the waiver, Virginia intends to implement revised content standards that reflect college-and career-ready expectations for Reading and Mathematics. In order to reach this requirement, many states choose to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). While many of Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) align to CCSS, their standards often surpass the rigor of the CCSS. Therefore, (in the event that their request is granted), Virginia would align to their own, often times more rigorous version of the Common Core. [1]


In addition to implementing College-and Career-Ready Standards, Virginia is proposing to adopt a differentiated accountability system in order to better support schools at a division level. The system will effectively partner with recognized educational organizations to offer comprehensive professional development for struggling schools. The Standards of Accreditation (SOA) will become the foundation of academic success for all schools. The SOAs will be applied to subgroups that have been determined as having strong proficiency gaps, such as students with disabilities, English language learners, or Hispanic and African-American students.


The final criteria that Virginia must meet in order to obtain the waiver, is applying thorough teacher and principal evaluation and support systems. An advantage to Virginia’s new system is the fact that and staff are evaluated on growth levels as opposed solely to performance indicators.


If Virginia’s waiver is accepted and they receive the flexibility offer, both state and local reform efforts will be locally controlled and aligned to existing state systems. More importantly, the educational reforms that have been initiated under the umbrella of the three principles needed for ESEA flexibility will ultimately improve student learning.


A full review of their application and a comprehensive look at their flexibility programs can be found on their BOE website.


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West Virginia pursues No Child Left Behind waiver (The Review, Feb 27, 2012)

West Virginia has officially joined the third waive of NCLB waiver requests. The West Virginia Department of Education is looking for more flexibility to create efficient mechanisms for monitoring student growth. Look to their official application to be released by September 6, 2012.

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Pearson Hosts Free Webinars For Educators on Common Core State Standards

Pearson Hosts Free Webinars For Educators on Common Core State Standards Expert Speakers Include Dr.
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Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards > Eye On Education | Teaching Trends

Three Misconceptions About the Common Core State Standards > Eye On Education | Teaching Trends | State Standards | Scoop.it
When I attended NCTE in Chicago, I heard the following misconceptions about the CCSS. I hope to clear things up. I can’t teach students to write...
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Common Core increasing popularity of children's history - CNN.com

Common Core increasing popularity of children's history  - CNN.com | State Standards | Scoop.it
Children's history books are getting popular, partially due to Common Core's focus on nonfiction. And they love reading about real life.
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Common Core Practice | Serendipitous Discovery

Common Core Practice | Serendipitous Discovery | State Standards | Scoop.it
"We're never quite certain where The Times will take us when we walk through our classroom door," write these teachers, who use the newspaper in a classroom version of Google's 20 percent project.
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Maine--Commissioner’s Update – March 8, 2012

Maine--Commissioner’s Update – March 8, 2012 | State Standards | Scoop.it

"Four pieces of education-related legislation proposed by Gov. LePage this winter are now available in bill form for the public to review.Yesterday, the proposals arrived back from the Legislature’s Revisor of Statutes. While the legislation for most of the bills is still not available on the Legislature’s website, we’ve posted the final — but not official — bill language to the Department’s website."

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Superintendent Pleased with Response from U.S. Education Secretary | KCPW

Superintendent Pleased with Response from U.S. Education Secretary | KCPW | State Standards | Scoop.it
State Superintendent Larry Shumway received a prompt reply to a letter he sent U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week.
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Why did the State Board of Education adopt the Utah Common Core standards? « UtahPublicEducation.org

Why did the State Board of Education adopt the Utah Common Core standards? « UtahPublicEducation.org | State Standards | Scoop.it
MT @hunt_institute: #USBE Member: Common Core has improved both rigor & commitment 2 our children.
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Feedback sought on Smarter Balanced content

Feedback sought on Smarter Balanced content | State Standards | Scoop.it
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium recently released the third draft of its specifications for content that will appear on the next-generation, computer-adaptive assessments the consortium is developing in time for the 2014-15 academic year.
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Implementation Rubric and Self-Assessment Tool | PARCC

Achieve and Education First Release Common Core State Standards Tool to Assist States in Implementing the CCSS http://t.co/LoRIJgRV...
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College Readiness Partnership

Wisconsin and six other states form leadership teams as part of a national collaborative effort to promote broad implementation of the Common Core State Standards and ensure positive transitions from K-12 to higher education.
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Rhode Island continues transition to common core state standards (Examiner, February 29, 2012)

Rhode Island continues transition to common core state standards (Examiner, February 29, 2012) | State Standards | Scoop.it

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) calls upon David Coleman, head writer of the Common Core State Standards, to lead two professional development sessions for k-12 teachers. The two sessions are being held today, February 29th, 2012, at Rhode Island College and at RIDE.

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Virginia Board of Education Meeting Snapshot

Virginia Board of Education Meeting Snapshot | State Standards | Scoop.it
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Teachers Train for New State Standard - KDRV

Teachers Train for New State Standard - KDRV | State Standards | Scoop.it

Teachers in southern Oregon gathered for a training session Monday focusing on  reading and language arts Common Core State Standards. The workshop fostered collaboration as teachers from all school districts and various grade levels were allowed the opportunity to work together and share knowledge.

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Public schools jittery over proposed grading changes - Sun-Sentinel

Public schools jittery over proposed grading changes - Sun-Sentinel | State Standards | Scoop.it
First Coast NewsPublic schools jittery over proposed grading changesSun-SentinelThe State Board of Education is poised Tuesday to make significant changes to Florida's school report card, issued annually since 1999.
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