Guernsey Common Core State Standards. Sherry Gettemy – [email protected] Marcia Torgrude – [email protected] Guiding Questions. What are the Common Core State Standards and how do they impact my classroom? For which concepts will each grade level be held accountable?
Guernsey Common Core State Standards
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“Given the limited time you have with your students, curriculum design has become more and more an issue of deciding what you won’t teach as well as what you will teach. You cannot do it all. As a designer, you must choose the essential.”
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, 1997
All standards are not equal in importance!
Narrow the standards by distinguishing the “essentials” from the “nice to know”
Teach the “nice to know” in the context of the essentials!
Prioritization, not elimination!
But the State Tests ALL Standards!
Good set of Power Standards will address about 88% of the items on the state test, but not 100%
If you go after that extra 12%, you will have to cover many more standards and have less time to teach the truly essential ones
Rationale: better to be proficient at 88% of what will probably be on the state test versus exposure to 100% of what could be on the test.
“What knowledge and skills do this year’s students need so they will enter next year’s class with confidence and a readiness for success?”
How Do We Prioritize?
Given all the standards in every grade and content area, how do you decide what is most important for student to know and be able to do?
Guiding Questions for Identifying Power Standards
Which standards are critical for our students to know and understand?
Which standards represent concepts and skills that endure?
Consider looking at all the standards through the common “lens” of:
Endurance, leverage, and readiness for the next level of learning
Defines something a student will need to know for a longer period of time.
Certainly beyond preparation for a test.
For example, students need to know the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents and when to use each throughout their lives.
The standard is taught and used in more than one curricular area.
The “Bang for Your Buck” standard
For Example – reading graphs in math and applying the skill in science.
Standards necessary for next level of learning.
In first grade, learning place value is necessary to begin adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
Power Standard Example
Power Standard Example
Work on your grade level or high school content area to determine your power standards
Use your professional judgment.
Remember – Endurance, Leverage, and Readiness
Place power standards on large sticky notes
List vocabulary for each power standard on small sticky notes – attach to corresponding power standard.
SMARTER Balanced released a draft document outlining the content specifications that are intended to ensure that the assessment system accurately assesses the full range of the standards (including the Practice Standards).
Assessments are scheduled for full implementation in 2014.
(Field test questions are scheduled for 2013, however)
Claims & Evidence for CCSS Mathematics Assessments
Claim #1—Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.
Claim #2—Students can frame and solve a range of complex problems in pure and applied mathematics.
Claim #3—Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.
Claim #4—Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.
Common Core Work
So where do we go from here?
Continue your scope and sequence
How do I fill the gaps between Common Core and former state standards?