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Common Core State StandardsCommunity Informational Meeting


Show the video. After the video, ask participants some or all of the following questions:What did you learn from this video? What questions do you have about the Common Core? What excites you about the Common Core? How do you think the Common Core might address some of your childs needs in school?Imagine your family has to move from one state or district to another in the middle of the school year. What challenges might this have posed for your child before the Common Core? How does the Common Core make this easier?

3The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with assistance from Project Achieve, ACT and the College Board (SAT).

Beginning in the spring of 2009, Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state K-12 English-language Arts (ELA) and mathematics standards.

On June 9, 2011, California joined the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) as a governing state. 44Goals of the Common Core State Standards To be aligned with college and career expectations;

To be informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

55Reading Risk

Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales, IES August 2011CAMath Risk

Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales, IES August 2011CAStates That Adopted Common Core Standards

Next Generation Assessments (NGA) for ELA &Math

By the 2014-2015 school year students in California will be tested in math and English using next generation assessments created by Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Californias STAR tests are set to expire after the 2013-2014 school year.End of Year Assessments:Grades 3-8 and 11Item Type Key FeaturesSelected Response (SR)Select one or more response for a set of options, assess narrow focus*Constructed Response (CR)Produce a test of numerical response, assess narrow focus*Extended Reponses (ER)Produce a more extended response, assesse a narrow focus*Performance Tasks (PT)Contain multiple parts, assess multiple targets**Technology Enhanced/Enabled (TE)Use of multi-media and interactive elements*One or two target standards/concept**Two or more target standards/concepts STAR vs. SBACCurrent California Standards Test Star Assessments

Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium

Grades 2-11, writing at 4th and 7th

Grades 3-8 and 11, Grades 9 and 10 available for states that choose to use themOnly paper & pencil optionDelivered via computer and is computer adaptive.Only multiple choice

Performance tasks, selected response, technology enhanced etcPart of the state and federal accountability system

New accountability system (CalMAPP21) is in final stages of approval.English Language Arts1313College and Career Anchor Standards For All Subjects and Grade LevelsThese standards, often referred to as Anchor Standards or CCR Standards are a set of 32 standards which define the general, cross-disciplinary literacy expectations necessary for success beyond high school. www.corestandards.org

Three main sections:Comprehensive K-5 sectionEnglish Language Arts specific sections for grades 6-12History/Social Studies and Science and Technical Subjects for grades 6-12

Reading: 10 StandardsWriting: 10 StandardsSpeaking & Listening: 6 StandardsLanguage: 6 Standardswww.corestandards.org1414

Key Shifts for ELABalance Literature and Informational TextBuilding Knowledge in DisciplinesStaircase of Text ComplexityText Based AnswersWriting from SourcesAcademic VocabularyReading Standards for Information Standard 1 (RI1)

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Ask and answer questions about details in a text (K-1st) 5 Ws (2nd) refer to the text for answers (3rd) draw inferences (4th) quote accurately (5th) support analysis with textual evidence (6th) cite several pieces of textual evidence (7th) cite evidencemost strongly supports (8th) cite strong & thorough evidence(9-10th) determine where the text leaves matters uncertain (11-12th)

17How can you help your child with literacy?Ask your child specific questions about what they read.Encourage children to read, then write and speak about, nonfiction text such as newspapers, magazines, and biographies.Encourage children to research topics of interest and read series that relate to a central topic.Have your child follow step by step instructions or a set of directions in order to accomplish a task, such as building a sandcastle or operating a game.

These are ideas for supporting students with the Common Core shifts in ELA/Literacy at home.

As students read, parents can read the same material and have conversations with their children that are focused on the text.

Give children multiple opportunities to engage in reading about things that interest them especially informational texts (biographies, historical non-fiction, hobbies, sports, science topics, etc.) If your children are interested in games, have them read information about who invented the game, when it was invented, or have them explain step by step procedures to make their games operate in a certain manner. If they are interested in different historical figures, athletes, or science topics, encourage them to read books or articles that relate to those people.

As children inquire about different concepts or become curious about certain topics, encourage them to research their own questions by doing a web search and reading news articles or books that help them to find out new information.

18Mathematics1919Design Principles for Math

Focus: focus strongly where the standards focusCoherence: think across grades, and link to major topics in each gradeRigor: In major topics, pursue with equal intensityConceptual understandingProcedural skill and fluency, andapplicationsCommon Core Grades K - 12

21All courses are more rigorous:Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.Reason abstractly and quantitatively.Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.Model with mathematics.Use appropriate tools strategically.Attend to precision.Look for and make use of structure.Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

K-12 Mathematical Practice Standards

2323How can you help your child in math?Help children practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.Encourage children not to give up while solving problems, to build stamina and develop their critical thinking skills. Dont give them the answers - ask them to think of different ways they can solve problems.Have children illustrate the math they were thinking in their head and discuss it out loud.Have children apply their math knowledge to a real-world scenario at home, such as doubling a recipe or calculating the area of a room.

These are some ideas to support children at home with the Common Core shifts in math.

Working with your child on basic math facts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division will help to improve students speed and accuracy in math. This could involve a variety of opportunities from flash cards to games including dice and cards.

Encourage your child not to give up on math problems, but finish them to completion. This will help build their stamina for solving multi-step problems that they will be required to engage in at school. Encourage children to engage in math games or test their skills with online math challenges that are timed.

Many student can get the answers to their math problems, but have a difficult time explaining their thinking behind the answer. Encouraging your child to talk the math out and show their work or thinking helps them to demonstrate their conceptual understanding of math.

Helping children to see math in action at home creates a real-world experience and application for math skills. Try measuring ingredients, measuring objects around the house, calculating the area of a room to input furniture, analyzing sports statistics, etc.

24Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium25Key Shifts in AssessmentSmarter Balanced is assessing for both knowledge and skills.

Students will be asked to use the knowledge and skills they have accumulated to solve predictable and unpredictable real world problems.

The ultimate goal of SBAC is to measure college and career readiness in ELA and math.STAR TEST EXAMPLES


Non-Traditional Selected Response Item

An item writer should consider creating these alternate selected response items when, by doing so, the items provide more information about a students knowledge, skills, and abilities than can be gained through a traditional selected response item. 29Technology-Enhanced ItemsDraw a line of symmetry throughthe figure below.

The graph on the right shows a triangle. Draw the triangle after it is reflected over the y-axis.

Classify each shape below based whether it contains at least one pair of parallel sides.

As a few examples, a technology enhanced item may require the student to {+}produce a line or a set of lines,{+} to draw a shape like an isosceles triangle or a rectangle with a specific area or perimeter, {+}to rearrange the order of numbers or expressions, {+}or to categorize