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Overview. Review background of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Examine features of the standards Review what the CCSS mean for Oregon Session Objectives.

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1 Overview

2 Review background of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Examine features of the standards Review what the CCSS mean for Oregon Session Objectives

3 Temperature Check Think of an adjective to describe how you are feeling about the Common Core State Standards. Please share with a partner.

4 A joint effort by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers Common Core State Standards Initiative A state-led initiative  States were in the driver’s seat  The federal government did not develop the standards or require their adoption.

5 College- and career-readiness standards for English/language arts and mathematics developed summer of 2009 K-12 standards for each grade were developed Continual input throughout the process from states, educators, and business and higher education leaders with 10,000 responses during the public comment period Standards Development Process

6 Final standards released on June 2, 2010 Adopted by Oregon State Board of Education on October 28, 2010  ELA & Literacy in History/SS, Science and Technical Subjects  Mathematics Standards Development Process

7 42 states and D.C. have fully adopted the Common Core State Standards; 1 state has provisionally adopted the standards; and 1 state has adopted only the ELA standards.

8 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. What are the advantages of common standards?

9 Features of the Standards 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 Based on evidence and research Internationally benchmarked

10 Features of the Standards The College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards were written first and describe expectations for the end of high school. The CCSS were then back-mapped down to kindergarten to ensure that students would be on track early to meet rigorous end of high school literary goals.

11 ClearFocusedRigorous Common Core State Standards

12 The standards define: what is most essential grade level expectations what students are expected to know and be able to do cross-disciplinary literacy skills

13 The standards do NOT define: how teachers should teach all that can or should be taught the nature of advanced work intervention methods or materials the full range of supports for English learners and students with special needs

14 What do the CCSS Mean for Oregon? English Language Arts standards replace Oregon’s current standards Districts will continue to prepare students for OAKS assessment through CCSS will be fully implemented and assessed through a common assessment in

15 Stepping Up to the Challenge – YOU ARE HERE Kindergarten CCSS Next-Generation Assessments Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium First Group of 3 rd Graders

16 Turn and Talk What information was new to you in this CCSS overview?

17 For more information and Common Core State Standards Resources:


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