Presentation on theme: "G ENE W ILHOIT, CCSSO D ANE L INN, NGA C ENTER May 9, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
G ENE W ILHOIT, CCSSO D ANE L INN, NGA C ENTER May 9, 2011
Common Core State Standards Initiative State-led and developed standards for grades K-12 in English language arts and mathematics Led by Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center)
42 states and DC have fully adopted the Common Core State Standards; 1 state has provisionally adopted the standards; and 1 state has adopted the ELA standards only.
Why do we need common standards? Why now? Disparate standards across states Global competition Today’s jobs require different skills For many young people, a high school degree isn’t preparing them for college or a good job.
Standards Development Process College- and career-readiness standards for English language arts and mathematics developed summer of 2009 Based on the college and career readiness standards, K-12 standards for each grade were developed
Standards Development Process External and State Feedback teams included: Postsecondary Faculty K-12 Faculty and staff State curriculum and assessments experts Researchers National Organizations (including, but not limited, to): American Council on Education (ACE) American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC) Mathematics Association of America (MAA) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) American Statistical Association (ASA) Modern Language Association (MLA) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
College-Ready Definition Prepare students for success in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses (2 and 4 year postsecondary institutions) in domains of reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and mathematics
Why is this important for higher education? Lower remediation rates Reduces costs for IHEs and increases likelihood of graduation
Leverage Points Tighter link for students between high school and post- secondary education Tighter link for teachers between pre-service education and the classroom