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1 111 Transition Time Common Core Standards Francis (Skip) Fennell Professor of Education McDaniel College Westminster, MD & Project Director Elementary Math Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project May 26, 2011

2 2 Jon Wray NCTM Board of Directors - Candidate

3 3 One year ago… This will change your life and what you do as a mathematics specialist…

4 4 45 – depends on how you count

5 555 Still in charge

6 6 Race to the top states Whats going on… New Race to Top: $500M for Early Ed., $200M for Round 2 Runners-Up

7 77 Whats going on…more Most states transitioning K-2… Promise of the Mathematical Practices… – Grades K, 1, 2 (or portions) – Grades – Grades 6-8; Interim PARCC Assessments – PARCC Assessments…

8 8 Closing the Door on Innovation Why One National Curriculum is Bad for America A Critical Response to the Shanker Institute Manifesto and the U.S. Department of Educations Initiative to Develop a National Curriculum and National Assessments Based on National Standards First, there is no constitutional or statutory basis for national standards, national assessments, or national curricula. Be wary…Google conservative manifesto; Audrey Buffington - signee

9 99 Getting started… Acceptance of the Mathematical Practices – interesting; Critical Topics and Focal Points – starters Unpacking the Standards… Progressions and Illustrative Mathematics Project – Bill McCallum 9

10 10 Domains K – 5 Counting and Cardinality (K only) Operations and Algebraic Thinking Number and Operations in Base Ten Number and Operations – Fractions Measurement and Data Geometry

11 11 Domains 6 – 8 Ratios and Proportional Relationships (6,7) The Number System Functions (8) Expressions and Equations Geometry Statistics and Probability

12 12 Unpacking Standards Domain (Number and Operations in Base Ten) –Standard(s) (Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi- digit arithmetic) Cluster 1.Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction). 3.Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range of (e.g. 9 x 80, 5 x 60) using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. 12

13 13 A glimpse…probably not fair Cluster Expectations K Dont let the number of understandings and skills be the whole story… Issues: Focus, Understandings and Skills (and impact on assessment) Algebra, Language* of the Content Domains and Standards and throughout, other? *Student should apply the principle of transitivity of measurement to make indirect comparisons, but they need not use this technical term.

14 14 Defining Adoption - Really 100% of the common core K-12 standards in mathematics to be adopted within 3 years Adoption of the common core either in its entirety or in its entirety with up to an additional 15% added (85% rule). A state will have adopted when the standards authorizing body within the state has taken formal action to adopt and implement the common core. States are responsible for demonstrating that they have adhered to this definition of adoption.

15 15 Teacher needs? A.Do they know this is going on? B.Do they care? C.Beyond A and B… –Professional Development Language Content Assessments Curriculum Materials

16 16 Race to the Top Assessment Program Competition $350 million of Race to the Top Fund set aside for awards to consortia of states to design and develop common K-12 assessment systems aligned to common, college- and career-ready standards The competition asked consortia to design assessment systems that meet the dual needs of accountability and instructional improvement In September 2010, the U.S. Department of Education awarded grants to: –Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) –Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) The winning consortia have four years to develop assessments systems, and states participating in either consortium will administer new assessments statewide by

17 17 PARCC States Governing Board States Participating States

18 18 PARCC Governing Board States 13 Governing Board States Arizona Arkansas District of Columbia Florida (Fiscal Agent) Georgia Illinois Indiana Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts (Board Chair) New York Rhode Island Tennessee Governing States will pilot and field test the assessment system components during the 2011–12, 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years, and administer the new assessment system during the school year Governing States will use the results from the PARCC assessments in their state accountability systems The chief state school officers of the Governing States serve on the PARCC Governing Board and make decisions on behalf of the Partnership on major policies and operational procedures

19 19 A mix of item types – short answer, longer open response and performance-based – in addition to richer multiple choice items that: –Better reflect the sophisticated knowledge and skills found in the English and math Common Core State Standards and –Will encourage teachers to focus on helping each student develop a deep understanding of the subject matter, rather than just narrowing their instruction in order to teach to the test Testing at key points throughout the year to give teachers, parents and students better information about whether students are on track or need some additional support in particular areas PARCC Assessments MsPap returns!!!!

20 20 START OF SCHOO L YEAR END OF YEAR Through- Course 1 Through- Course 2 25%50% Through- Course 3 75% Through- Course 4 90% End- Of-Year Key Components: Three through-course components distributed throughout the year in ELA and mathematics, grades 3-11 One Speaking/Listening assessment administered after students complete the third through-course component in ELA; required but not part of summative score (could be used for course grades) One end-of-year assessment

21 21 PARCCs computer-based assessments will: Produce real-time snapshots of students knowledge Give parents, students and teachers the ability to adjust accordingly rather than waiting until the end of the school year when its too late to make changes PARCC assessments will be scored: By a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and human scoring States will individually determine the extent to which teachers will be involved in scoring Technology Pay attention here!!!!

22 22 PARCC Timeline Sept Development phase begins Sept First year field testing and related research and data collection begins Sept Second year field testing begins and related research and data collection continues Sept Full administration of PARCC assessments begins Oct Launch and design phase begins Summer 2015 Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance levels

23 Taking your CCSS Pulse District level awareness AND plan Building level awareness and PLAN Teachers –Standards –Content; related language Materials Professional Development PARCC or SMARTER –awareness of plan 23 How is your CCSS pulse?

24 24 Your turn… Questions?

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