TODAY’S FOCUS To provide a general overview of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards document.
WHERE DID THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS COME FROM?
WHAT’S IN A NAME? Is it Common Core State Standards? OR Kentucky Core Academic Standards ?
KWL Tell me what you already know about the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). What do you think you need to know about the KCAS?
SENATE BILL 1 Focus on college / career readiness Revised standards Revised assessment system Collaborate across all groups / levels Improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning
KEY POINTS Part of SB 1 KCAS are based on the National Standards Focus on college/career readiness Adopted by 34 states Assessment begins 2011-2012 Addresses English/Language Arts and Math E/LA also includes Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
BCPS STATE NETWORK TEAMS Content Teachers Math –Kristy Tinelli (BEHS), Angela Rutledge (EMS), Leslie Fox, Patrick Durham (PGES) English / Language Arts – Susan Smuskiewicz (NBHS), Tonie Weddle (BLMS), Kristie Hayes (LJES) KLA – Christy Coulter (BCHS), Melissa Whicker (EMS), Staci Goedde (LJES) ISLN – Keith Davis, Greg Schultz, Dave Marshall, Terry Price
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/Listening Strands – 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 on RESULTS rather than MEANS.”
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS Grade Specific Standards Grade Bands Strands
OTHER LITERACY POINTS Integrated Model, which includes research and media skills. Shared responsibility for literacy development. Science, Social Studies and Technical Subjects are addressed for grades 6 – 12.
MATH Math standards are organized by grade level K – 8. High school standards are arranged by strands: Number/Quantity Algebra Functions Modeling Geometry Statistics/Probability
MATH Mathematical 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.)
Grade 5/page 34 High School/ page 59 OVERVIEW PAGES Domains Clusters Standards Not on overview page
STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT Domain Cluster Standards
FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS What is the timeline and framework for the BCPS rollout? Who will be responsible for each component? How will we incorporate the ELA components into Social Studies, Science and Practical Living? How do we provide a bridge for teachers as we implement the new standards?
RESOURCES New standards and other resources are posted on KDE and OVEC websites. Also see www.commoncore.orgwww.commoncore.org from the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project for units that address each standard.
EXIT SLIP Share three things what you have learned about Kentucky Core Academic Standards. What will YOU will do next?? Get on board because this train is ROLLING!