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1 Common Core State Standards Implementation in Washington State May 31, 2012

2 Our focus for today May CCSS Implementation in Washingtons Context Key components of Washingtons CCSS implementation plan CCSS in the context of Washingtons current state learning standards (reading, writing, mathematics, science) Resources and supports available for districts Implications across systems and initiatives Policy decisions impacted by CCSS and Assessment Systems

3 Our guiding beliefs for CCSS Implementation in WA… 5/29/12 3 Belief that past standards implementation efforts have provided a strong foundation on which to build for CCSS. We are entering a new generation of standards implementation… Belief that successful CCSS implementation will not take place top down or bottom up – it must be both, and… Coherent and coordinated vision and supports at state, regional, and local levels Belief that districts across the state have the conditions and commitment present to engage wholly in this work. District teams; Collaborative time for educators; thirst for working with and learning from other districts

4 Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Washington State May 2012Common Core Symposium 4 Our Vision: Every student will have access to the CCSS standards through high quality instruction aligned with the standards every day; and every educator is prepared and receives the support they need to implement the standards in their classrooms every day. Our Purpose: To develop a statewide system with resources that supports all school districts in their preparation of educators and students to implement the CCSS. This includes building system-wide capacity for sustained professional learning that can support CCSS implementation now and be applied to other initiatives in the future. Our Core Values: This vision can only occur through core values of clarity, consistency, collaboration, coordination, and commitment from classrooms, schools, and communities to the state level.

5 Washingtons Transitions in the Content Areas English language arts (reading and writing) Mathematics 5

6 Dramatic shift in teaching… May 2012Common Core Symposium 6 The dramatic shift in teaching prompted by the common core will require practical, intensive, and ongoing professional learning – not one-off spray and pray training that exposes everyone to the same material and hope it sticks --Stephanie Hirsch, Learning Forward

7 March 2012CCSS Webinar Series Part 3: District and Building Leaders 7 1. What do all students need to know and be able to do as a result of the CCSS? 2. What do the adults in the system need to know and be able to do to support all students? 3. How do we design a professional learning system to support them?

8 Shifts in ELA 1.Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational texts in addition to literature 2.Reading and writing grounded in evidence from the text 3.Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary These apply to content area (social studies, science, and technical subject) teachers as well as to English teachers. Shifts in Mathematics 1.Focus: 2-3 topics focused on deeply in each grade 2.Coherence: Concepts logically connected from one grade to the next and linked to other major topics within the grade 3.Rigor: Fluency with arithmetic, application of knowledge to real world situations, and deep understanding of mathematical concepts Common Core ELA and Math Shifts May 2012Common Core Symposium 8

9 WA 3-Year Transition Plans and Standards Comparisons March 2012CCSS Webinar Series Part 3: Systems Update 9 K Foundational Skills: Print Concepts & Phonological Awareness Foundational Skills: Phonics & Word Recognition, Fluency Reading Literature & Informational text, including literary nonfiction: Balance K-5 = 50% literature* & 50%* informational text Reading Literature – stories, drama, poetry: Balance grade 6-8 = 45%* Balance gr = 30%* Reading informational, including literary nonfiction: Balance 6-8 = 55%* Balance gr = 70%* Literacy (Reading) in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects Writing Standards: Balance of Text Types: grades 4 – opinion = 30%; information = 35%; narrative = 35% Literacy (Writing) in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects: Grade 8 – argument = 35%; information = 35%; narrative = 30% Grade 12 – argument = 40%; information = 40%; narrative = 20% Speaking & Listening Standards Language Standards, including vocabulary acquisition and use English Language Arts Major Shifts 1.Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction. 2.Reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational. 3.Regular practice with complex text and its academic language Articulate foci of state-developed and delivered professional learning supports each year. Attend to: Comparisons of current WA standards with CCSS (structural and content) Current MSP/HSPE test maps

10 WA Considerations and Supports for System-wide Implementation 10

11 Changes in instruction Professional Development Preparation, Licensure, Certification, and Career Pathways Educator Evaluation Common Core State Standards Students Educators 11 System inputs and considerations… May 2012

12 Whats Different: Implementation Considerations May 2012Common Core Symposium 12 Changing roles and capacities State, Regional, Local New Statewide Structures CCSS Steering Committee CCSS Communications Advisory Content Association Collaboration Smarter Balanced Assessment Work Teams, including Higher Ed Coordination & Connection Among Major State Initiatives

13 CCSS Timeline, Foci, Webinar Resources Phase 1: CCSS Exploration Phase 2: Build Awareness & Begin Building Statewide Capacity Phase 3: Build State & District Capacity and Classroom Transitions Phase 4: Statewide Application and Assessment Ongoing: Statewide Coordination and Collaboration to Support Implementation Common Core Symposium 13 May 2012 August/Sept January March and May 2012

14 Opportunities to Build Statewide… June Awareness: Opportunities and Resources OSPI CCSS & Quarterly Webinar Series -District/Building Leaders (System Focus) -Mathematics -English language arts College Board CCSS Leadership Webinar Series, Winter/Spring 2012 WA Comparisons and 3-Year Content Transition Plans Resources for Regional/Local CCSS Awareness Activities -Hunt Institute CCSS Videos -Parent Guides to the CCSS, National PTA -Overview PowerPoint presentations OSPI-CCSS Update for NW Educational Resources Assoc.

15 Opportunities to Build Statewide… June Capacity: Opportunities and Resources CCSS Professional Learning Opportunities – Digging Deeper -Offered through all 9 ESDs -Will also be offered in CCSS District Implementation Network Pilot Project Grantee Workshops -Workshops will be replicated regionally during Summer and Fall 2012 Statewide Conferences Support for Identifying Quality Instructional Material and Resources -Achieve 20+ State Consortia -Access to and application of existing and emerging rubrics as connect to CCSS Access to Examples of Quality Demonstrations of Instruction -Videos and resources from other states/organizations OSPI-CCSS Update for NW Educational Resources Assoc.

16 Opportunities to Continue Statewide… May 2012CCSS Webinar Series Part 4: District and Building Leaders 16 Coordination and Collaboration: Opportunities and Resources State Content Membership Association Professional Learning Coordination - Leaders from 30+ statewide educator membership associations learn about and connect PD offerings with state CCSS transition plans High Capacity School District Curriculum Leader Network - Starting in Fall 2012, invitations in June 2012 Higher Education Coordination -PESB Revision of ELA and Math Pre-service teacher endorsement competencies -Coordination with WACTE and beyond for alignment of CCSS content with pre-service teacher/arts and sciences programs -Core to College Grant to Washington State -District partnership projects – Road Map Project (Puget Sound region); CCSS Affinity Network (Spokane PS, with College Board)

17 Systemic change considerations: Coursework, clinical experience, graduation requirements, and licensure requirements to illustrate preparedness for teaching the Common Core To think about: What will need to change within teacher education programs to graduate students ready to implement the CCSS? What opportunities and/or structures exist to build capacity among ALL faculty to attend to CCSS content and shifts? How do programs currently collaborate with faculty outside of teacher preparation programs? How do programs currently engage with in-service practitioners and K-12 partners? Higher Education / Teacher Preparation Considerations April 2012CCSS with WACTE 17

18 What about Science? 18

19 Next Generation Science Standards… Focusing NOW on Exploration… Phase 1: NGSS Exploration Review of Next Generation Science Standards; Consider Adoption; Continue implementation of current WA Science Standards in context of NGSS Framework and CCSS connections Phase 2: Build Awareness & Begin Building Statewide Capacity Phase 3: Build Statewide Capacity and Classroom Transitions Phase 4: Statewide Application and Assessment Ongoing: Statewide Coordination and Collaboration to Support Implementation (Build/Maintain Partnerships) To be determined…

20 WA Context and Considerations for NGSS ESEA Reauthorization in context of state ESEA Waiver request Timing NGSS completion? Window for statewide input and comparisons Official adoption by State Superintendent In context of other statewide transitions Policy Considerations Assessment system adjustments Graduation requirements (e.g. EOC, comprehensive, etc.) System Capacity for Transitions State, regional, local 20

21 Washingtons Statewide Initiatives and Assessment Landscape in Light of CCSS 21

22 Coordination & Connection Among Major State Initiatives – Building Momentum… May 2012Common Core Symposium 22 WA Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project New criteria for all districts starting with year Shifts within state instruction and assessment systems to align with CCSS New standards to be assessed starting in Participation in Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Aligned instructional resources – Open Educational Resources (OER) Transition coordination with K-12 and Higher Ed Proposed Flexibility with ESEA Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Requirements ESEA Flexibility Request (anticipated response in June 2012)

23 Washingtons Smarter Balanced Consortia Involvement… OSPI staff involved in workgroups HECB involvement as Higher Education representative (Randy Spaulding) Widespread Input on Item Specifications (March 2012) District Input on Current Technology Capacity and Infrastructure (Spring 2012) – Survey Teachers from all states involved in focus groups and item writing (Spring / Summer 2012) Limited pilot in and Comprehensive field test in May 2012Common Core Symposium 23

24 Washingtons Testing System Transition Current Testing System Reading and Math: Grades 3–8 and 10 Writing: Grades 4, 7, 10 Science: Grades 5, 8, 10 SBAC/CCSS Testing System (fully operational in ) English/Language Arts and Math: Grade 3–8 and 11* Science exams are required under ESEA but are not included in SBAC * 11 th grade to measure college and career readiness. We are working with higher ed to explore the possible use of these measures as an alternative for college placement (or entrance). () 24 May 2012Common Core Symposium

25 Current Statewide Summative ( Student ) Assessments ReadingMathematicsScienceWriting Grade 3MSP Grade 4MSP Grade 5MSP Grade 6MSP Grade 7MSP Grade 8MSP High SchoolHSPEEOC HSPE MSP= Measurements of Student Progress; HSPE = High School Proficiency Exams; EOC= End of Course exams

26 Proposed Summative Assessments in 2014–15 English/LAMathematicsScience Grade 3SBAC Grade 4SBAC Grade 5SBAC MSP Grade 6SBAC Grade 7SBAC Grade 8SBAC MSP Grade 10HSPE ???EOC ??? Algebra/Geometry EOC Grade 11SBAC SBAC=SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium MSP= Measurements of Student Progress EOC= End of Course exams

27 Current Testing Requirements for High School Graduation by Class Reading HSPE Writing HSPE Algebra EOC Geometry EOC Biology EOC Class of 2012 XX Class of 2013 and 2014 XX X (Either Algebra or Geometry) Class of 2015 and Beyond XXXXX

28 Will 11 th grade exam be used for graduation (exit exam) in Washington? If these exams are our exit exams what will the CAA options be? Will the Summative SBAC test replace our End of Course exams or will SBAC have End of Course exams too? How will Washingtons science tests mesh with these tests? May 2012Common Core Symposium 28 Still to be worked out: Washingtons Assessment Policy Discussion…

29 Final Thoughts or Questions?

30 May 2012Common Core Symposium 30 Thank you. Common Core Supports: OSPI Lead Team: General Support: - General - Jessica Vavrus, Math / Grant-Specific Support: - Greta Bornemann, ELA Support: - Liisa Moilanen Potts,

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