COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS OVERVIEW. JULY 25, 2012 Mr. Tony Cook Mrs. Andrea Patterson. What is the CCSS Initiative?. An initiative of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers
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COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS OVERVIEW
JULY 25, 2012
Mr. Tony Cook
Mrs. Andrea Patterson
Tier 1-everyday speech
Tier 2-general academic words
Tier 3-domain-specific words
Wikipedia reports that 8% of all Americans eat at McDonald’s every day. In the US, there are approximately 310 million Americans and 12,800 McDonald’s. The average McDonald’s store can serve 1,500 people per day.
Do you believe the Wikipedia report to be true? Create a mathematical argument to justify your position.
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End of Year Assessment
*These two assessments will be combined for an overall score.
The following test item is from the reading portion of a grade 6 MCT 2 language arts practice test.
The word daunting is used in lines 3 and 31 of the poem.
Based upon the context clues, what does dauntingmean?
A. Clever and tricky
B. Final and endless
C. Surprising and shocking
D. Threatening and frightening
The following is an example of what an item from the Common Core assessment might look like.
The poet uses the word daunting several times in his poem.
Using the context clues in the poem, what do you think the word daunting means, and why did the author choose to use the word daunting to express his feelings about the new school? Be sure to explain your answer and cite evidence from the poem.
As much as we fear the NEW…We fear giving up the OLD even more!