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1 C OMMON C ORE C URRICULUM : W RITING What is it and how should we transition?

2 S TANDARDS D EVELOPMENT P ROCESS 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 Adopted in Michigan on June 15, 2010

3 W HAT ARE THE C OMMON C ORE S TATE S TANDARDS ? Aligned with college and work expectations Focused and coherent Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards Internationally benchmarked so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society Based on evidence and research State led – coordinated by NGA Center and CCSSO

4 W HY IS THIS IMPORTANT ? Currently, every state has its own set of academic standards, meaning public education students in each state are learning to different levels All students must be prepared to compete with not only their American peers in the next state, but with students from around the world

5 The Common Core State Standards represent an opportunity – once in a lifetime – to form effective coalitions for change. Jere Confrey, August 2010 States highlighted in yellow have adopted the Common Core State Standards

6 M ORE I NFORMATION

7 STANDARDS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE, AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS JUNE 2010

8 D ESIGN AND O RGANIZATION Major design goals Align with best evidence on career and college readiness expectations Build on the best standards work of the states Maintain focus on what matters most for readiness

9 D ESIGN AND O RGANIZATION Three main sections K5 (cross-disciplinary) 612 English Language Arts 612 Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Shared responsibility for students literacy development Three appendices A: Research and evidence; glossary of key terms B: Reading text exemplars; sample performance tasks student writing samples C: Annotated student writing samples

10 D ESIGN AND O RGANIZATION Four strands Reading (including Reading Foundational Skills) Writing Writing Speaking and Listening Language An integrated model of literacy Media requirements blended throughout

11 D ESIGN AND O RGANIZATION Career and College Readiness (CCR) anchor standards Broad expectations consistent across grades and content areas Based on evidence about college and workforce training expectations Range and content

12 D ESIGN AND O RGANIZATION K12 standards Grade-specific end-of- year expectations Developmentally appropriate, cumulative progression of skills and understandings One-to-one correspondence with CCR standards

13 W RITING Writing Types/Purposes (standards 13) Writing arguments Writing informative/explanatory texts Writing narratives Strong and growing across-the-curriculum emphasis on students writing arguments and informative/explanatory texts Aligned with NAEP Writing framework

14 W RITING Production and Distribution of Writing (standards 46) Developing and strengthening writing Using technology to produce and enhance writing Research to Build and Present Knowledge (standards 79) Engaging in research and writing about sources Range of Writing (standard 10) Writing routinely over various time frames

15 Q UESTION : Where in the curriculum am I doing this?

16 K EY A DVANCES Reading Balance of literature and informational texts Text complexityWriting Emphasis on argument and informative/explanatory writing Emphasis on argument and informative/explanatory writing Writing about sources Writing about sources Speaking and Listening Inclusion of formal and informal talk Language Stress on general academic and domain-specific vocabulary

17 K EY A DVANCES writing Standards for reading and writing in history/ social studies, science, and technical subjects Complement rather than replace content standards in those subjects Responsibility of teachers in those subjects Alignment with career and college readiness expectations

18 I NTENTIONAL D ESIGN L IMITATIONS What the Standards do NOT define: How teachers should teach All that can or should be taught The nature of advanced work beyond the core The interventions needed for students well below grade level The full range of support for English language learners and students with special needs Everything needed to be college and career ready

19 C ONCLUSION Standards: Important but insufficient 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.

20 L ET S TAKE A LOOK :

21 L ET S NOT FORGET ABOUT ASSESSMENT! What about the MEAP/MME?

22 A SSESSMENT C ONSORTIA Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium 22

23 SMARTER B ALANCED A SSESSMENT C ONSORTIA 23

24 A ND AGAIN … What? When? How?

25 S O FAR WE KNOW … The new assessment system will start in Formative and summative assessments will be included The assessments will occur during the last 12 weeks of school The assessments will be online Students will have one opportunity to retake during that 12-week period

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28 S OME EXAMPLES … Hmmm… Look at the items through the lenses of the practices we discussed earlier. What are students going to need in their tool belts to be successful?

29 W HAT S NEXT FOR SCHOOLS ? Implementation Who? When? How? HELP!!!

30 CCSS A SSESSMENT T IMELINE

31 T RANSITIONING …

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