Presentation on theme: "Kentucky Core Academic Standards"— Presentation transcript:
1 Kentucky Core Academic Standards Spencer County Schools“It’s not just another thing…It’s the most important thing.”
2 Today’s FocusTo provide a general overview of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards document.
3 What’s in a Name?Is it Common Core State Standards? OR Kentucky Core Academic Standards?
4 KWLTell me what you already know about the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS).What do you think you need to know about the KCAS?Discuss what you have learned about KCAS? (Exit Slip)
5 Senate Bill 1 Focus on college / career readiness Revised standards Revised assessment systemCollaborate across all groups / levelsImprove the effectiveness of teaching and learning
6 Key Points Part of SB 1 KCAS are based on the National Standards Focus on college/career readinessAdopted by 34 statesAssessment beginsAddresses English/Language Arts and MathE/LA also includes Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
7 English/Language Arts Anchor Standards – These ‘anchors’ define general, cross-disciplinary expectations that indicate readiness to enter college/workforce. There are 4 sets of ‘anchors’ which will be the same K – 12:- Reading- Writing- Language- Speaking/ListeningStrands – The ‘anchors’ are divided into “strands” (i.e. Key Ideas and Details under Reading).Grade Specific Standards – These ‘standards’ define end-of-year expectations designed to guide student progression.Grade Bands – ‘Standards’ are divided into individual grade ‘bands’ (grades K-8) and two years bands for high schools (grades 9 -12).Appendices – These include exemplar texts, performance tasks and student work.“The focus of the new standards is onRESULTS rather than MEANS.”
9 English/Language Arts Grade Specific StandardsEnglish/Language ArtsGrade BandsStrands
10 Other Literacy PointsIntegrated Model, which includes research and media skills.Shared responsibility for literacy development. Science, Social Studies and Technical Subjects are addressed for grades 6 – 12.
11 Math Math standards are organized by grade level K – 8. High school standards are arranged by strands:Number/QuantityAlgebraFunctionsModelingGeometryStatistics/Probability
12 (e.g. Numbers and Operations in Base 10) MathMathematical Practices – describe varieties of expertise that mathematic educators at all levels should seek to develop.Domains – overarching concepts and topics:(e.g. Numbers and Operations in Base 10)Clusters – groups of related standards within each Domain:(e.g. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.)Standards – define what students should understand/be able to do:(e.g. Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.)
13 Standards for Mathematical Content (page 5) NOW_ the CONTENT STANDARDSDirect participants to page 5 - How to read the grade level standards.-Standards define what students should understand and be able to do.-Clusters are groups of related standards. Note that standards from different clusters may sometimes be closely related, because mathematics is a connected subject.-Domains are larger groups of related standards. Standards from different domains may sometimes be closely related.
14 Overview Pages Grade 5/page 34 High School/ page 59 Domains Clusters Note Domains, Clusters, no standards – but mathematical practices always listed.DomainsClustersStandardsNot on overview page
15 Standards for Mathematical Content DomainThis is an example from 7th grade, but they all look very similar.Elementary & middle – page 35; high school – page 60Domain (gray): Notice abbreviation for grade and domain. In HS, no number but N for number then RN for Real NumbersCluster title – boldStandards – numbered.Note: high school, page 60, you will notice + and * explained on page 57ClusterStandards
16 Future Considerations How does Everyday Math align with the KCAS?How does ACT Quality Core align with the KCAS?How does the Springboard Curriculum align with the KCAS?When will we receive the standards for Science and Social Studies?How can the related arts support the KCAS?How do we provide a bridge for students as we implement the new standards?How do we provide support to struggling students?
17 Resources New standards and other resources are posted on KDE website. Also see from the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project for units that address each standard.
18 Exit SlipDiscuss what you have learned about Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Think about what you will do next.