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1 Christina Fritz Senior Account Manager/Content Understanding the Common Core Standards

2 Agenda Introduction to the CC Standards Distinction in Math Standards Distinction in ELA Standards Riverside and HMH Solutions

3 As of 8-7-11


5 Standards are outcome measures

6 K-12 Common Core Standards Final Released June 2, 2010 Authors - educators, content experts, researchers, national organizations, parents, community/business leaders Organized by CCSSO and NGA Currently Math and ELA/Literacy CC Science standards are in process but there are no plans to develop CC Social Studies standards at this point College and Career Readiness Standards incorporated Revisions will be made on a set review cycle

7 Common Core Standards Criteria Aligned with college and work expectations Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards Informed by top-performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society Evidence and/or research-based (learning progressions) Developmentally appropriate, cumulative progression of skills and understandings

8 CCS Theory Focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades gives students the opportunity to master the standards enables teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well The promise of common standards: the standards must address the problem of a curriculum that is a mile wide and an inch deep. Standards must be deeper not wider

9 Implementation Timeline 2010: Standards are released 2010-11: Exploration of the CCS 2011-12: Strategic Initiatives for implementing the CCS 2012 – 13: Strategic Initiatives for implementing the CCS 2013-14: Pilot Assessments 2014-15: Accountability for the CCS

10 CCS: Mathematics Greater Focus and Coherence Focus on key topics at each grade level Coherent progressions across grade levels. Standards for Mathematical Practice Balance of concepts and skills Content standards require both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. CCS concentrate early learning of mathematics on the number and geometry strands with less emphasis on data analysis and minimal exposure to algebra CCS focus on fewer content domains within a grade range Specific domains will be taught much more deeply

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12 Mathematics Standards Format Three Main levels of hierarchy, Domain, Cluster, Standard

13 Grades 2 - HS Common Core Standards - Mathematics

14 Comparison of Math Standards Typical State Content Strands for Grade 6 Geometry Number Sense Algebra and Functions Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability Measurement CCS Math Domains for Grade 6 Geometry Ratios and Proportional Relationships Number System Expressions and Equations Statistics and Probability

15 Math Appendices Appendix A: Designing High School Mathematics Courses Based on the Common Core State Standards

16 CCS: ELA/Literacy Three main sections K5 (cross-disciplinary) K-2 focus on Foundation Skills for print concepts and phonological awareness K-5 phonics and word recognition, and fluency Reading for Literature Reading for Informational Text Writing Language Text Complexity Shared responsibility for students literacy development

17 612 English Language Arts Reading for Literature Reading for Informational Text Writing Language Text Complexity 612 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Reading for literacy in History/SS Reading for literacy in Science and Technical subjects Writing CCS: ELA/Literacy Shared responsibility for students literacy development

18 Common Core Standards: ELA Grade ranges for ELA, separate list of developmentally appropriate skills aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards (Anchor Standards). The mathematics document doesnt have this. ELA standards have a Strand, Cluster, Standard.

19 Grades 2 – 12 Common Core Standards – English Language Arts/Literacy

20 ELA Anchor Standards READING Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

21 ELA Anchor Standards WRITING Text Types and Purposes Production and Distribution of Writing Research to Build and Present Knowledge Range of Writing

22 ELA Anchor Standards Language Conventions of Standard English Knowledge of Language Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

23 ELA Anchor Standards Speaking and Listening Comprehension and Collaboration Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas


25 Measuring Text Complexity Qualitative Evaluation of Text Quantitative Evaluation of Text Matching Reader to Text and Task

26 CCS Lexiles

27 ELA Appendices Appendices A: Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards Appendices B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks Appendices C: Samples of Student Writing

28 CCS and Special Populations Students with disabilities No special standard sets for students eligible for services under IDEA How these standards are taught and assessed will be critical for this group o Present information in multiple ways o Instructional accommodations changes in materials and procedures within the CCS framework o Assistive technology devices and services will be key English Language Learners Materials to support students will be key in helping support the learning of this population

29 State Standards vs CCS Among current state standards, some states standards will be very similar to the CCS and there will be a number of states who find they have large gaps between their state standards and the new CCS Assessment consortia have been created to build assessment systems to support the CCS with guiding and participating states CCS require selected response, constructed response, and performance tasks or events

30 Next Generation of Assessments Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium SBAC Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers PARCC

31 The Common Core Standards

32 To be effective in improving education and getting all students ready for college, workforce training, and life, the Standards must be partnered with a content- rich curriculum and robust assessments, both aligned to the Standards.

33 Riverside and HMH Solutions

34 Riverside Solutions to Common Core Standards View details at




38 38 Riversides Educational Positioning System Iowa Achievement and CogAT Anchor the assessment system by pinpointing student needs and targeting learner profiles; tight alignment to national standards and the common core standards. (Test in either Fall or Spring.) Normative scores, estimated achievement, actual achievement, and growth over time. Interim Assessments with Research & Benchmark Item Bank Fixed Forms with Immediate reporting of raw and derived scores; tied to Iowa scale to update growth and predictions. Aligned to Common Core Standards High Quality Item banks for reading, math, language arts, science and social studies that can be used for diocese created interim benchmarks or to augment Iowa Interim Benchmark fixed forms. Paper-to-web or online administration. Formative Assessments Teacher-created from Assess2Know Classroom item banks Designed for frequent and more informal use for classroom-level progress-monitoring toward standards mastery and to guide instructional groupings. Links to Instructional Intervention Materials Iowa Achievement Achievement Test Cognitive Ability Test

39 39 Interim Assessments with Research Interim assessment forms built to the Common Core Standards with the Iowa growth scale Field test in Spring 2011 Iowa standardization event for form E Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy 3 forms per grade built to a parallel blueprint Grades 2-High School 35-55 items per form Leverage Iowa scale Forms available in August 2011

40 40 Interim Assessments for Growth Ability to monitor estimated and actual growth for reading/ELA and mathematics via customized reports: Iowa Form E to the Interims Between each Interim Assessment Criterion Design with the added bonus of leveraging the Iowa Scale Administer through Riverside Portal Web-based prebuilt reports with ad-hoc capabilities If also a DataDirector customer the reporting features there will allow for more in-depth comparisons of granular performance and further ad-hoc reporting capabilities

41 IOWA Assessments Iowa Tests users can order additional reporting options with Common Core Standards Reporting – available this Fall

42 Assess2Know Benchmark Item Bank Aligned to the Common Core Standards Grades 2-11 Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy Selected response and constructed response Leveraging Cognitive Difficulty Available via Edusoft and Data Director platforms and via xml/html export Edusoft and Data Director Reporting Ability to build assessments and view student performance according to state and CCS alignments Now!

43 A2K Benchmark Item Bank Multiple-choice Constructed Response (multiple rubric options) Embedded Error Passages Science Scenarios Single/Paired/Triplet Passage Sets CCS alignments Rationales

44 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Solutions Professional Development Series Supporting the Transition to the Common Core Standards Visit for details on solutions for professional development, curriculum and instructional materials in Mathematics and English Language Arts and the Common Core Standards


46 Contact Christina Fritz

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