College and Career ReadyMathematics - English Language Arts andLiteracy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects1
The CCSS are based upon a goal of College and Career Readiness and not just high school graduation. A successful implementation of these standards begins in Kindergarten and continues through high school.1What are Common Core StateStandards?The standards are:
Rigorous, research-based standards for mathematics, and English- language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects for grades K-12
Designed to prepare the nations students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and the workforce2The Standards are Internationally benchmarked to ensure that students will be globally competitive. They provide a clear and consistent educational framework. They are also a collaborative effort involving 45 states that builds on the best of current state standards.
2Why Common Core Standards?Disparate standards across states
Todays jobs require different skills
48 states, the District of Columbia, and two territories have signed on to the Common Core State Standards Initiativehttp://www.corestandards.org/Common Core Overviewhttp://www.pd360.com/pd360.cfm#tab=commonCore&page=commonCoreBrowseElectronicSchoolBoardEnglish Language Arts Standards AdvancesThe standards devote as much attention on what students read, in terms of complexity, quality, and range, as they do on how students read. As students progress through the grades, they must both develop their comprehension skills and apply them to increasingly complex texts.
The progression of the standards is based on evidence and anchored in the college and career readiness (CCR) standards. The CCR standards define broad competencies and reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language while the K-12 standards lend further specificity by defining a developmentally appropriate progression of skills and understandings.
In order to prepare students for the challenges of college and career texts, the standards require a rich reading of literature as well as extensive reading in science, history/social studies, and other disciplines.
Students are required to learn certain critical content, including classic myths and stories from around the world, Americas Founding Documents, and foundational American literature.
The standards also require that students systematically develop knowledge of literature as well as knowledge in other disciplines through reading, writing, speaking, and listening in history/social studies and science
66Math Standards AdvancesFocuses on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades. This enables teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well and give students the opportunity to master them.
In grades K-5 students gain a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals. For example, students in Kindergarten focus on the number core (learning how numbers correspond to quantities and learning how to put together and take apart numbers) in order to prepare them for addition and subtraction.
In the middle grades, students build upon the strong foundation in grades K-5 through hands on learning in geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics.
The high school standards call on students to practice applying mathematical ways of thinking to real world issues and challenges and emphasize mathematical modeling.
77Floridas Common Core State StandardsImplementation TimelineYear/Grade LevelK123-89-122011-2012FLLLLL2012-2013F LF LLLL2013-2014CCSS fully implementedF LF LF L B LB L2014-2015CCSS fully implemented and assessedF LF LF LF LF LF - full implementation of CCSS for all content areasL begin full implementation of content area literacy standards including: (1) text complexity, quality and range in all grades (K-12), and (2) CCSS Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (6-12) B - blended instruction of CCSS with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS); last year of NGSSS assessed on FCAT 2.0
8Jackson County Administrators and Educators will do what is needed to implement Common Core State Standards so that our students are prepared for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)