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					          UNDERSTANDING COMMON CORE STANDARDS



                     Jeannette Nobo
                      March 3, 2011




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National Standards Development
            Process

 College and career readiness standards developed
  in summer 2009
 Based on the college and career readiness
  standards, K-12 learning progressions developed
 Multiple rounds of feedback from states, teachers,
  researchers, higher education, and the general
  public
 Final Common Core State Standards released on
  June 2, 2010
  Common Core State Standards Design


 Aligned with college and career readiness

 Focused and coherent

 Rigorous content and application of
 knowledge through high-order skills

 Build upon strengths and lessons of current
 state standards
 Common Core State Standards Design


 Internationally benchmarked

 Based on evidence and research
           Why is this important?


 Currently, every state has its own set of academic
 standards, meaning students in each state are
 learning to different levels

 Common standards will help ensure our students
 are globally competitive.
             Why is this important?


   Help to prepare students with the knowledge and
    skills they need to succeed in education and
    training after high school.

 All students must be prepared to compete with not
    only their American peers in the next state, but
    with students from around the world
             Why is this important?


   Clear standards help students, parents and teachers
    understand what is expected of them

 Standards create a foundation for working
    collaboratively across states and schools districts
Understanding the Common Core



 Kansas Development of
Common Core Standards
 Kansas Standards Development
            Process

 Standards Committee Identification and Selection
  Fall 2009
 25 member committee formed
  10-12 standard writing members
  15 standard review members

 Reviewed all drafts of common core in relationship
  to Kansas standards
 Multiple rounds of feedback
 Kansas Common Core Standards adopted by State
  Board October 2011
Common Core Standards for Mathematics

 Focus in early grades on number sense (arithmetic
 and operations) to build a solid foundation in math

 Evened out pace across the grades

 High school math focus on using math and solving
 messy problems, similar to what would see in the
 real world

 Problem-solving and communication emphasized
Common Core Standards for Mathematics

 Grade Level Standards
     K-8 grade-by-grade standards organized by domain
      and critical areas for each grade

     9-12 high school standards organized by domain
         Organization by course in appendix
      Common Core Standards for ELA

 Text complexity

 Balance of literature and informational texts

 Direct link to college and work readiness

 Literacy standards for science and social studies

 Clear vertical progressions across grades

 Integration of Language Arts – reading, writing,
  literature, speaking, media
          Common Core Standards for ELA

o       Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
         K-8, grade-by-grade
         9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
         Four strands: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening,
          and Language
o       Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies,
        Science, and Technical Subjects
        Standards are embedded at grades K-5
        Content-specific literacy standards are provided for grades
         6-8, 9-10, and 11-12
           Kansas Additions to the
           Common Core Standards
O PT I O N TO A D D U P TO A N A D D I T I O N A L 1 5 % O F
STA N DA R D S O N TO P O F T H E CO R E .

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                   E N G L I S H L A N G UAG E A RTS

I D E N T I F Y I N G A R EA S O F E M P H A S I S A N D S U P P O RT FO R
T EAC H E RS I N T H E I M P L E M E N TAT I O N O F STA N DA R D S I S
M O R E I M P O RTA N T T H A N P I EC E M EA L A D D I T I O N S
 Kansas Additions for English Language Arts
(Document available at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4605)


                                             Additions are largely points of
                                             emphasis and cohesion rather than
                                             entirely new elements.

                                             Emphasize:
                                               •   Social nature of literacy learning
                                               •   Meta-cognitive strategies
                                               •   Shared responsibility from all Kansas
                                                   educators both in academic and
                                                   career/technical contexts
                                               •   Culturally sensitive texts
                                               •   Media literacy
                                               •   Technical reading and writing skills
                                               •   Writing process
                                               •   6-Trait writing terminology


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      Kansas Additions for Mathematics
)


    • No additional standards per se

    • Additions are points of emphasis for curriculum design

    • Two main areas of emphasis

       • Pattern Recognition

       • Probability and Statistics

    • Can be found behind the mathematical practices and in front
      of the grade by grade standards


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Kansas Advantages to Common Core Standards


  • A focus on college and career readiness

  • Inclusion of the four strands of English Language
    Arts:
        • Reading
        • Writing
        • Listening and speaking
        • Language

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Kansas Advantages to Common Core Standards


  • The benefits of an integrated literacy approach –
    all Kansas educators have a shared responsibility
    for literacy instruction, regardless of discipline or
    content area.

  • A focus on results rather than means – (“the
    Standards leave room for teachers, curriculum
    developers, and states to determine how those
    goals should be reached and what additional
    topics should be addressed” (p. 4 Language Arts).)
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Kansas Advantages to Common Core Standards


  • Efficiencies of scale – common standards allow for
    greater collaboration among states in the areas of
         • Professional development
         • Resource development
         • Teaching tools
  • Alignment to Past Efforts– particularly common
    core critical areas in mathematics are closely
    aligned to the focal points of NCTM standards


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     Transition timeline




          Document available at: http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4605
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Understanding the Common Core




How to Read the Standards
          How to Read the Standards

 Standards - define what students should
 understand (know) and be able to do.

 Clusters - groups of related standards.


 Domains - larger groups of related standards. For
 each grade level in Grades K–8, the standards are
 organized into four or five domains.
How to Read the Standards

      Domain                Grade

               Standard




Cluster
 Clear vision of how students should approach and
  learn mathematics.
 Shifts focus to ensuring mathematical understanding
  over computation skills
 Rewards instructional best practices
1.   Make sense of problems and persevere in solving
     them.
2.   Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3.   Construct viable arguments and critique the
     reasoning of others.
4.   Model with mathematics.
5.   Use appropriate tools strategically.
6.   Attend to precision.
7.   Look for and make use of structure.
8.   Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
   Common Core Standards – English Language Arts K-12
                    The standards are organized into three main sections
         Standards for
     English Language Arts                     Standards for                   Standards for
              —and—
                                           English Language Arts    Literacy in History/Social Studies,
Literacy in History/Social Studies,                                  Science, and Technical Subjects
 Science, and Technical Subjects               GRADES 6-12
                                                                              GRADES 6-12
          GRADES K-5

                                 Each section is divided into strands
            Reading                             Reading                         Reading


             Writing                            Writing                         Writing


    Speaking & Listening                 Speaking & Listening


           Language                            Language


            Each strand features grade-level standards that are anchored in
                      college and career readiness standards
Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects

 College and Career
 Readiness (CCR)
 Standards – Overarching
 standards for each of four
 strands that are further
 defined by grade-specific
 standards
  Reading – 10 standards
  Writing – 10 standards
  Speaking and Listening
   – 6 standards
  Language – 6 standards




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects                                 Strand




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects




                                         Boxed Sub-heading




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects




                                                   Anchor Standard




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects
      Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
       K-8, grade-by-grade
       9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
       Format highlights progression of standards across grades




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects
      Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
       K-8, grade-by-grade
       9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
       Format highlights progression of standards across grades
                                     Strand




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects
      Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
       K-8, grade-by-grade
       9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school                   Strand
       Format highlights progression of standards across grades   Abbreviation




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects
      Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
       K-8, grade-by-grade
       9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
       Format highlights progression of standards across grades
                                               Grade Levels




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects
      Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
       K-8, grade-by-grade
       9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
       Format highlights progression of standards across grades




Boxed Sub-heading




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects
      Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
       K-8, grade-by-grade
       9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
       Format highlights progression of standards across grades




       Grade Level Standard




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Common Core State Standards for
English Language Arts
and
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
Technical Subjects

      Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and
      Technical Subjects
       Standards are embedded at grades K-5
       Content-specific literacy standards in grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12




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Understanding the Common Core




      NEXT STEPS
      Understanding the Common Core

 Training – helping teachers understand
 Alignment – curriculum, instructional materials
 Educating – Parents, business leaders and
  community on common core
 Measuring – student progress
               Resources




http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4605
                             For more information:

  Matt Copeland                                 Kris Shaw
  Language Arts and Literacy Consultant         Language Arts and Literacy Consultant
  Career, Standards, and Assessment Services    Career, Standards, and Assessment Services
  Kansas State Department of Education          Kansas State Department of Education
  (785) 296-5060                                (785) 296-4926
  mcopeland@ksde.org                            kshaw@ksde.org
   David Barnes                                 Sid Cooley
   Mathematics and Science Consultant           Mathematics Consultant
   Career, Standards, and Assessment Services   Career, Standards, and Assessment Services
   Kansas State Department of Education         Kansas State Department of Education
   (785) 296-2091                               (785) 296-3486
   dbarnes@ksde.org                             scooley@ksde.org




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                          For more information:

  Jeannette Nobo
  Assistant Director
  Career, Standards, and Assessment Services
  Kansas State Department of Education
  (785) 296-4948
  jnobo@ksde.org




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                     Credits

 Gene Wilhoit and Linn Dane, PowerPoint
  presentation, March 2010.
 Common Core Standard documents.
  www.corestandards.org
 www.ccsso.org/whats_new/newsletters/commoncor
  eupdates.html

				
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