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1 PA Core Implementation Overview

2 Begin with the end in mind Overview of the PA Core Standards Planning for Implementation of the PA Core Standards Rigor, DOK, and Instructional Shifts ELA and Mathematics Instructional Frameworks and Related Resources

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4 Maintaining the Focus Student Achievement Teacher Effectiveness Principal Effectiveness State Assessments College and Career Ready Standards Accountability and Support

5 PA Core Standards The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved Chapter 4 on November 21, The regulations passed legal review and are published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin Volume 44, Number 9. Chapter 4 includes the PA Core Standards as well as assessments – revised PSSAs and Keystone Exams. Approved March 1, Pennsylvania Bulletin Chapter 4

6 The end in mind

7 New Standards More Rigor Different Types of Questions How do we prepare for the implementation to the PA Core Standards?

8 Rigor Rigor IsRigor Is Not approaching class work with a disposition to accept challenge and apply effort engaging in work that promotes deep knowledge of content, analytical reasoning, and use of appropriate tools emerging fluent in the language of the content, proficiency with the academic tools, and being empowered thinkers “difficult,” as in “AP calculus is rigorous.” enrichment activities for advanced students Problem Solving Fridays adding two word problems to the end of a worksheet adding an essay question to the test more homework

9 Spring 2015 PSSA The Spring 2015 PSSA questions and items will be totally aligned with the PA Core Standards. Let’s examine the changes that will occur…

10 Writing will be a part of the ELA test Grades 3-8 All grades will be assessed on writing composition All grades eligible for three modes All language items are standalone multiple choice Text Dependent Analysis will be a part of the ELA test Grades 4-8 Text Dependent Analysis prompt will be associated with a reading passage Text Dependent Analysis essay response will be scored on text analysis and on writing compositional skills Spring 2015 PSSA

11 English Language Arts Preliminary item and Scoring Sampler Grade 5 p. 49 PSSA Example

12 Grade 4 Selected Response (3 points) PSSA Example

13 Sample Grade 7 Text Dependent Analysis Essay (4 pts.) E07.E Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and/or research. Read the quotation from Winston Churchill. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” Write an essay analyzing how the author responds to her surroundings, reflecting the truth of this statement. Use evidence from the letter to support your response.

14 Spring 2015 PSSA

15 Connectedness Framework for Leadership Framework for Teaching STUDENT SUCCESS Area of Commonality The school leader assures a Standards Aligned System is in place. All students are highly engaged in learning. Domain 3: Leadership for Learning Domain 3: Instruction

16 Pennsylvania Core Standards Implementation Plan How do we get there?

17 PA Core Standards Timeline

18 What are you doing? 1.Do you have an implementation plan for the PA Core Standards? 2.What have you done to transition to PA Core Standards? 3.What else do you need to do? 4.Are you familiar with the tools PDE has developed?

19 These materials are intended to be used as a supplement to strong professional development. Should you need additional technical assistance, please contact your local intermediate unit. PA Intermediate Units


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