Before Common Core Too Much Content/Too Many Standards 200 standards and 3,093 benchmarks would take 15,465 hours to cover. Only an estimate of 9,042 hours instructional time in K-12 Too Little Curriculum The “textbook was the curriculum” Publishers lack of RIGOR and accuracy Too Little Alignment Standards, curriculum and assessments were not aligned State to State Variance
Why Common Core? Education in the United States ranks 17 th in the World California ranks 47 th in the Nation New standards should be fewer (standard elements), clearer (concrete), and higher (higher-level thinking) than previous standards Consistency among states Prepare students to be college and career ready
Our New Common Core Report Card K-5 There are 5 Strands for ELA Comprehensive Literacy Reading Foundations Reading Writing Speaking and Listening Language K-5 There are 5 Domains for Math Conceptual Categories Number and Quantity Algebra Functions Geometry Statistics and Probability
Why Structure the Report Card this Way? Kindergarten Standards in 5 Domains First Grade Standards in 4 Domains Second Grade Standards in 4 Domains Third Grade Standards in 5 Domains Fourth grade Standards in 5 Domains Fifth Grade Standards in 5 Domains Math It is the responsibility of ALL teachers to teach mathematic skills as the concepts build upon each other.
Why Build the ELA Portion This Way? There are 5 strands: Reading Foundations Reading Writing Language Speaking and Listening In order for a student to be successful the foundation must be taught at each grade level.
Proficiency Scales/Rubric What is it?
Why use the rubric? Consistent throughout school Clear expectations Progressive learning for college and career ready Realistic gauge of college and career readiness Rigorous
The Report Card What is different? Grade-Level Proficiency Scale OLD 5- Advanced 4- Proficient 3- Basic 2- Below Basic 1- Far Below Basic What is different? Grade-Level Proficiency Scale NEW 4- Exceeds Mastery of Standard 3- Mastery of Standard 2- Progressing Toward Mastery of Standard 1- Minimal Mastery of Standard
What does it mean? 4- Exceeds Mastery of Standard 3- Mastery of Standard 2- Progressing Toward Mastery of Standard 1- Minimal Mastery of Standard
Wait….a NEW 3 is the OLD 4?? Yes!! A 3 used to mean BASIC NOW A 3 means PROFICIENT
There is no 5?? In the past a student who earned a 5 showed they were advanced-performing above grade level. There is NO 5! A score of a 4 on the new report card shows a student who is exceeding mastery and is able to apply the information. A 4 can be earned if the student has demonstrated that they are exceeding mastery of standard. This is like the APPLY piece. If a student is able to apply what they learned then they have the ability to receive a 4. Performance Based Real World Application
Why do I see an X on the report card. The x represents areas that haven’t been taught at this point in the school year. As the year progresses you will see a score.
Who is Marzano? Robert J. Marzano, PhD 40 Years in the Field of Education Internationally Known Researcher Author of More than 30 books and 150 Articles Instruction, assessment, writing, leadership, etc.