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Common Core State Standards Overview. David Musselwhite CCSSI Team Leader. Saline Area Schools December 5, 2011. Education Today: Why is it important?. 1/24/2012. Education Today: What are we doing wrong?.

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Common core state standards overview
Common Core State Standards Overview

David Musselwhite

CCSSI Team Leader

Saline Area Schools

December 5, 2011


Education Today:Why is it important?

1/24/2012


Education today what are we doing wrong
Education Today:What are we doing wrong?

Our students are not being challenged in the current educational context – and they admit it.

Expectations were high

All HS graduates

Below average incomeAverage incomeAbove average income

CitySuburbsSmall town/rural

General studies in HSCollege prep in HS

24%

23%23%24%

23%31%20%

17%30%

Source: Hart Research Poll, 2004


The current state of education in michigan
The Current State of Education in Michigan

None of Michigan’s districts rank in the top 60 nationally in math or reading.

Source: NAEP data analyzed by Jay P. Greene and Josh McGee at the University of Arkansas for the Global Report Card project.


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The Current State of Education in Michigan

Our state’s highest district math score would fall in the 69th percentile in Canada, and the 53rd percentile in Singapore.

Source: NAEP data analyzed by Jay P. Greene and Josh McGee at the University of Arkansas for the Global Report Card project.


The current state of education in michigan2
The Current State of Education in Michigan

The average Detroit student would fall in the 12th percentile in math and 25th percentile in reading when compared to other industrialized countries.

Source: NAEP data analyzed by Jay P. Greene and Josh McGee at the University of Arkansas for the Global Report Card project.


How can we help the common core
How Can We Help?: The Common Core

CCSSI Video

Career- and college- ready standards for every child.


The problem
The Problem

Our current standards are low in rigor and do not emphasize the reasoning skills necessary for college and career success.


The problem1
The Problem

Imagine you own a company with fifty different stores. If each had its own goals and objectives and approached them in different ways, would your company be able to implement your vision?

CCSS will allow us to take advantage of economies of scale.


What is ccssi
What is CCSSI?

A historic, bipartisan state-led effort by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief of State School Officers along with education groups, such as ACT, College Board (SAT), and Achieve.


What is ccssi1
What is CCSSI?

Consistent English language arts and math standards for kindergarten through twelfth grades voluntarily adopted by states.


What does ccssi mean for michigan s students
What does CCSSI mean for Michigan's students?

Preparation:

The CCSS will prepare students for both college and the workplace and emphasizes higher-order skills instead of knowledge and recall.


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What does CCSSI mean for Michigan's students?

Competition:

CCSS are internationally benchmarked so our students will be competitive world-wide.


What does ccssi mean for michigan s students2
What does CCSSI mean for Michigan's students?

Equity:

CCSS will foster consistent expectations not dependent on state or district.


What does ccssi mean for michigan s students3
What does CCSSI mean for Michigan's students?

Clarity:

The Common Core are focused, coherent, and clear standards. Everyone knows what is expected of our students.


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What does CCSSI mean for Michigan's students?

Collaboration:

CCSSI will be a foundation for teachers, states, and districts to work together from the same blueprints.


Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions

I thought there was local control over what was taught. Who gave the state the right to change our curriculum?


Frequently asked questions1
Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Common Core State Standards Initiative the first step of a federal take-over of our education system?


Frequently asked questions2
Frequently Asked Questions

Our kids already take enough standardized tests. Now they’re going to have more because of the new standards?


Frequently asked questions3
Frequently Asked Questions

If our schools are performing poorly now with low-rigor standards, what’s going to happen when the standards get tougher?


Frequently asked questions4
Frequently Asked Questions

Some large states seem to have a lot of influence on textbook publishers because of their size. If they don’t adopt, won’t our textbooks not match our standards?


Frequently asked questions5
Frequently Asked Questions

What questions can parents ask now to ensure that the Common Core gets properly implemented in their district?


Frequently asked questions6
Frequently Asked Questions

What can schools do to keep parents informed about changes to the standards?



http://www.corestandards.org/

http://www.pta.org/parentsguide

http://www.achieve.org/

http://www.all4ed.org/


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