True or False? The Common Core State Standards are national standards. True False
Common Core State Standards
True or False? The CCSS are not challenging enough. True False
A Floor, Not a Ceiling Standards set a minimum bar—a floor, not a ceiling. They are designed only to help define outcomes to help ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn the content they need to succeed.
True or False? Wisconsin has not adopted standards in the past. True False
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True or False? No teachers were involved in the writing of the CCSS. True False
Who Wrote the CCSS? The NGA and CCSSO brought together content experts, teachers, and researchers in 2008 to write college and career readiness standards. The standards were first available for public comment in WI teachers and higher education faculty participated in multiple opportunities to provide feedback To learn more visit
Wisconsin’s Leadership Team Comment period included meetings with professional organizations, content area leadership teams where feedback was solicited
True or False? The CCSS amount to a national curriculum for our schools. True False
Standards Are Not A Curriculum Standards are statements about WHAT students should know/be able to do. States and individual school districts decide HOW students should get there.
Sample Grade 3 ELA Standard Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea (Informational Reading, 3.2)
Sample Grade 6 Mathematics Standard Fluently add,subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. (Number System, 6.3)
True or False? The cost of implementing the CCSS represents a huge burden for Wisconsin citizens. True False
No Additional Funding Requested Each Wisconsin district selects instructional materials aligned to standards, and this process is a constantly ongoing cycle. The adoption of the CCSS has been worked into this curriculum adoption cycle locally, just like any other state standards adoption in the past.
True or False? The CCSS require collection of personal data and family information. True False
No New Data Collection is Required as Part of CCSS The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act require that all student data be highly protected, used only for agreed-upon education purposes, and not be further disclosed. In WI, student data is owned by districts and state laws exceed federal requirements.
True or False? The CCSS doesn’t require students to learn mathematical facts. True False
Rigor EQUAL intensity in conceptual understanding, procedural skill/fluency and application Conceptual Understanding: Standards call for conceptual understanding of key concepts. Procedural Skill & Fluency: Students use procedures efficiently with understanding. For example, 8x7 is one more 7 than 7x7. Application: Students are able to apply mathematics skills and procedures to make meaning of and access content.
This shift requires a balance of three discrete components in math instruction. This is not a pedagogical option, but is required by the standards. Rigor = ________ + ________ + _______ Conceptual Understanding Procedural Fluency Application
True or False? The CCSS Mathematics don’t prepare or require students to learn Algebra in the 8 th grade. True False
CCSSM – Standards Progression In the CCSS the content has been reorganized to provide time for greater depth and mastery of concepts.
True or False? The CCSS ELA dictate which texts to use and don’t allow for the use of classic literary texts. True False
Students Should Read A Balance of Literature & Informational Text LiteratureInformational Text Grade 450% Grade 845%55% Grade 1230%70% CCSS for ELA, p. 5
The Assessment Challenge How do we get from here......to here? All students leave high school college and career ready Common Core State Standards specify K-12 expectations for college and career readiness...and what can an assessment system do to help?
A Balanced Assessment System Common Core State Standards specify K-12 expectations for college and career readiness Common Core State Standards specify K-12 expectations for college and career readiness All students leave high school college and career ready Teachers and schools have information and tools they need to improve teaching and learning Interim assessments Flexible, open, used for actionable feedback Summative assessments Benchmarked to college and career readiness Teacher resources for formative assessment practices to improve instruction
On Track Rollout
What can you do? How can you support educators to leverage CCSS for greater educational impact? What can you do to… Impact classroom instruction for student learning? CCSS Overview Video