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College and Career Ready Standards

(a.k.a. Common Core Standards)


Educator Effectiveness Systems

Kutztown University

College of Education Faculty Retreat

May 10, 2012

Why common core
Why Common Core?

Student Achievement

  • Student Achievement

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States Adopting Common Core

  • Effort led by NGA and CCSSO

    • Now have standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics

  • Science and Social Studies are currently being developed

  • 46 states and the District of Columbia

    • 4 states have not adopted (Alaska, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia)

Next generation assessments
Next Generation Assessments

  • Two assessments currently being developed

    • PARRC

    • Smarter Balanced

  • Assessment will be administered for the first time in the 2014-15 school-year

  • College and career ready ccr and educator effectiveness
    College and Career Ready (CCR) and Educator Effectiveness

    • Disconnect between state implementation toward CCR and state educator effectiveness work

      • Waiver applications are evidence of the divide

    • Let’s explore the bridge between the two

      • Aligning visions (standards) across the system

      • Transforming K-12 instruction to get to CCR

      • Evaluation and professional growth

      • Leveraging state teams, higher education, and a variety of stakeholders via multiple national efforts

        • ICCS, SCEE, TPL, CRP, etc.

    College and career ready
    College and Career Ready

    Students who are college- and career-ready is the larger goal.

    • Common Core State Standards are a tool for getting us there

      • They define performance standards for today’s students – the WHAT

    • HOW we get to readiness is through effective instruction

      • Teaching standards define what effective instruction looks like

      • Leadership standards define what school leaders do to support instruction

      • The goal of professional development is to improve instruction

    A new vision of teaching
    A New Vision of Teaching

    • Developmental Continuum

    • A Focus on 21st Century Knowledge and Skills

    • Personalized Learning for Diverse Learners

    • Increased Emphasis on Assessment Literacy

    • A Collaborative Professional Culture

    • New Leadership Roles for Teachers and Administrators

    Groupings of standards
    Groupings of Standards

    The Learner and Learning

    Standard #1: Learner Development

    Standard #2: Learning Differences

    Standard #3: Learning Environments


    Standard #4: Content Knowledge

    Standard #5: Application of Content

    Groupings of standards1
    Groupings of Standards

    Instructional Practice

    Standard #6: Assessment

    Standard #7: Planning for Instruction

    Standard #8: Instructional Strategies

    Professional Responsibility

    Standard #9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice

    Standard #10: Leadership and Collaboration

    Intasc teaching standards linked to common core student standards
    InTASC Teaching Standards Linked to Common Core Student Standards

    CCSS Mathematics

    InTASC Teaching Standards

    Standard 5:

    Evaluation and professional growth
    Evaluation Standardsand Professional Growth

    • Balancing accountability and support

    • Translating educator standards into action

      • Learning progressions for educators

      • Evaluation frameworks

  • Data systems and feedback loops

  • Incorporating “effectiveness” into the system (e.g. measures of student growth)

  • Leveraging state teams
    Leveraging State Teams Standards

    • Making connections across a variety of projects

      • ICCS – Implementing the Common Core Standards

      • SCEE – State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness

      • CRP – College Readiness Partnership

      • TPL – Transforming Professional Learning

    Areas of focus
    Areas of Focus Standards

    College readiness partnership national partners
    College Readiness Partnership: StandardsNATIONAL PARTNERS

    • AASCU

      • American Association of State Colleges and Universities

      • Connect to local (institutional) postsecondary partners

    • CCSSO

      • Council of Chief State School Officers

      • Connect to state and local K-12 partners

    • SHEEO

      • State Higher Education Executive Officers

      • Connect to state-level postsecondary partners

    College readiness partnership goals
    College Readiness Partnership: StandardsGOALS

    • Collaborative leadership and communication

      • Connect state and local leaders in K-12 and postsecondary

      • Communicate regularly; collaborate for success

  • Shared understanding of college readiness

    • Work from CCSS in English and mathematics

    • Align HS exit expectations with postsecondary entrance

  • Redesign of teacher preparation and PD

  • Connection to other CCSS initiatives in states

    • Common Assessment Consortia – PARCC, SBAC

    • Race to the Top, state strategic plans, etc.

  • College readiness partnership plan of work
    College Readiness Partnership: StandardsPLAN OF WORK

    • 7 “State Leadership Teams”

      • KY, MA, ME, MO, OR, TN, WI

      • States in different stages of CCSS implementation

      • Distributed regionally, assessment consortia participation

    • Work with states to develop plans

      • Phase I: SHEEOs, CSSOs, AASCU presidents

      • Phase II: Principals, Faculty (K-12 and HE), Deans

    • Redesign teacher preparation programs

      • Common Core State Standards and assessments

      • Clinical Practice Integration: NCATE Blue Ribbon Report

      • Teacher Performance Standards: InTASC Framework

    • Develop plans for in-service teacher PD

    For more information
    For More Information Standards