How Were the CCSS Designed? The Standards are: Research and evidence based Aligned with college and work expectations Rigorous and engage higher order thinking Internationally benchmarked
Surprising Statistics 2008-2009: 1.5 million students in remediation % of students not prepared for college level work: – 33% reading – 47% social science – 58% algebra – 72% biology Only 23% of college students do not require any remediation.
How Common Core is Different Greater focus on Processes More specific description of outcomes Must show Evidence and Awareness of Underlying Processes – How do you Know? – Why do you have that answer? New Terminology Greater focus on Learning
What CCSS Does not Define! How teachers should teach All that can or should be taught The nature of advanced work beyond the core The interventions needed for students well below grade level The full range of support for English language learners and students with special needs Everything needed to be college and career ready.
How are the CCSS Organized? English Language Arts Math
The CCSS seeks to develop students who Demonstrate independence Evaluate complex texts Possess strong content knowledge Communicate effectively Comprehend and critique Locate and use evidence effectively Feel confident solving real world problems Understand other perspectives and cultures Apply their existing knowledge to new situations Use technology and digital media strategically and capably.
Technology Skills “Blended” Into Standards To be read for college, workforce and life in a technological society, students need the ability to: Gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas. Conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems. Analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old and new.
Strategic and Capable Use Tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently. Integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. Are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and select and use those best suited to their communications goals.
Kindergarten-5 th Grade K-5 standards provide students with a solid foundation in: Operations and algebraic thinking Number and operations in base 10 Number and operations-fractions Measurement and data Geometry
Math 6-8 th Grade 6-8 th grade standards provide students with a solid foundation in: Ratios and proportional relationships Number system Expressions and equations Geometry Functions Statistics and probability