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    1. Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Director Network Meeting September 15, 2011 Transition to the CCSS and Comprehensive Assessment System

    2. CCSS & PARCC Transition Timeline Race to the Top resources will support our states transition Race to the Top resources will support our states transition

    3. LEA CCSS LEA Transition Planning Get Ready! SY 2011-2012

    4. LEA CCSS LEA Transition Planning Get Ready! SY 2011-2012

    5. Transition Resources Educator Resources: Introductory Phase Implementation Timeline & Benchmarks Introduction to CCSS PPT Overview Documents: CCSS vs GLEs/GSEs FAQ Document Myths/Facts Document Transition Phase Study of the Standards and follow up PD Modules to support: After Study of the Standards work Supports to further deepen understanding of CCSS & PARCC RIDE WEBSITE RESOURCES Introductory Phase supports completed and posted by September (end most likely for all) Transition Phase supports will be an evolution to further deepen educators understanding of CCSS & PARCCRIDE WEBSITE RESOURCES Introductory Phase supports completed and posted by September (end most likely for all) Transition Phase supports will be an evolution to further deepen educators understanding of CCSS & PARCC

    6. Study of the Standards Workshop to Study the Standards (CCSS) One day workshop Participant Outcomes: Knowledge of the structure of standards Utilize Tools to develop deeper understanding of CCSS

    7. Study of the Standards

    8. Intensive Curricula Develop Model Curricula: 4 Mathematics 3 Science 2 English Language Arts 1 Social Studies

    9. Intensive Curriculum Timeline Thirty-three participating LEAs including urban, urban ring and charters Ten cohorts: four math, three science, two ELA, one social studies * Work funded through the MSP grant. ** Currently to be funded through non-RTT source. 2013-14 is last year of RTTT grant Thirty-three participating LEAs including urban, urban ring and charters Ten cohorts: four math, three science, two ELA, one social studies * Work funded through the MSP grant. ** Currently to be funded through non-RTT source. 2013-14 is last year of RTTT grant

    10. Assessment Grades 3-11 Mathematics & English Language Arts/Literacy Grades 5 and above will be computer based Pilot Testing to begin, 2012-13 Full Implementation to begin, SY 2014-15

    11. Assessment Design Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) Includes: Extended Tasks & Applications of concepts/skills Administered at 75% of school year (March/April) End-of-year Assessment Innovative, computer-based items Administered at 90% of school year (May/June) Optional Early Year Diagnostic Assessment Optional Kindergarten Grade 2 Assessment Optional Reading Level Locator Assessment Assessment

    12. Questions for Discussion What is plan for communicating with principals and teachers the LEAs plan for the transition to the Common Core State Standards? What connections have you made to other RIDE work? Have educators been provided with information on participation of Study of the Standards and Curriculum work and what his/her role will be in that work? What is your plan to support teachers in developing a deep understanding of the standards? What tools will you use? What are the expectations for teachers Will this work be included in professional learning goals? How will you use collaborative team time (common planning time, grade level meetings, etc)?

    13. What should I do now? Promulgate CCSS within LEA Review LEA Transition Planning Documents Identify priorities for next steps Visit RIDE webpage for Resources http://www.ride.ri.gov/Division-EEIE/transition.aspx Sign up for CCSS RSS feed for updates!

    14. Further Information Common Core State Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/ RIDE webpage for CCSS updates: http://www.ride.ri.gov/Division-EEIE/transition.aspx RSS feed: Sign up to be notified when new CCSS information is posted on RIDE website PARCC : http://www.parcconline.org/ RIDE webpage for PARCC updates: http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/parcc.aspx RIDE committed to continuous communication with all through websites.RIDE committed to continuous communication with all through websites.

    15. Comprehensive Assessment System Criteria & Guidance What is it? -Guidance document that describes the features and uses of a comprehensive assessment system. What is its purpose? -To establish common language and understandings -To provide guidance and tools for LEAs on developing/refining their CAS

    16. What can I expect from RIDE? 2011-2012 -Webinar series (weekly 9.28-10.19, monthly Nov.-Jun.) -Quarterly memos to update/preview CAS initiatives 2012-2013 -Online modules for formative assessment -Interim assessment system -Data use professional development You can expect your first quarterly memo at the beginning of October through the Commissioners listserv. It will contain a more detailed timeline for all CAS initiatives for the duration of RTTT.You can expect your first quarterly memo at the beginning of October through the Commissioners listserv. It will contain a more detailed timeline for all CAS initiatives for the duration of RTTT.

    17. Comprehensive Assessment System Clarify how the work this year with the CAS Criteria & Guidance, tools, and webinars will lay the foundation for implementing the RTTT assessment initiatives that will roll out next year.Clarify how the work this year with the CAS Criteria & Guidance, tools, and webinars will lay the foundation for implementing the RTTT assessment initiatives that will roll out next year.

    18. Formative Assessment Summary: Series of online modules on the formative assessment process Status: Contracting with vendor and Subject Matter Experts Timeline: Q1: Award contract Q2: Design/develop Q3: Test/revise Q4: Develop training Fall 2012: Roll out Project Lead: Laura Kacewicz Laura.kacewicz@ride.ri.gov This is a tentative timeframe for the development year but the roll out date is firm.This is a tentative timeframe for the development year but the roll out date is firm.

    19. Interim Assessments Summary: Sets of online assessments for 3-11 Status: Contracting with vendor and developing detailed scope of work Timeline: Q1: Award contract Q2-Q3: Design & development Q4: Beta Testing Fall 2012: Roll out Project Lead: Jessica Brown Jessica.brown@ride.ri.gov

    20. Data Use Summary: Training for school leadership teams on using data to inform decision-making. Status: RFP to be posted Timeline: Q1: RFP out Q2: Vendor selected Q3: Develop training modules, processes, and protocols Q4: Develop training schedule for school leadership teams Fall 2012: Roll out Project Lead: Lindsay Wepman Lindsay.Wepman@ride.ri.gov

    21. What should I do now? 1. Read the CAS Criteria & Guidance 2. Share it with your LEA and building leadership 3. Download and begin using the tools in Appendices A & B 4. Participate in the CAS webinar series Sept.28th from 9:30-10:30 Topic: How will a Comprehensive Assessment System support RTTT initiatives?

    22. Questions?