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6 th Grade Parent Meeting. East Cobb Middle School March 14, 2012. Georgia Curriculums. Otherwise known as Common Core State Standards ( CCSS). Why is Georgia Making the change to CCGPS?. Common Core State Mathematic Standards Initiative. State-led

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6 th grade parent meeting

6th Grade Parent Meeting

East Cobb Middle School

March 14, 2012

georgia curriculums
Georgia Curriculums

Otherwise known as Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

common core state mathematic standards initiative
Common Core State Mathematic Standards Initiative
  • State-led
  • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  • National Governors Association (NGA)

Why do we need common standards? Why now?

Disparate standards

Different skills

Global competition

Preparation for career/college

why is this important for students teachers and parents
Why is This Important for Students, Teachers, and Parents?

College and work

Consistent expectations

Clear, focused guide

key features of the standards
Key Features of the Standards
  • Rigorous content with application
  • Evidence and research
  • Internationally benchmarked
math key advances
Math Key Advances

Focus in early grades on number

Even pacing

Using math and solving complex problems

Problem-solving and communication

standards of mathematical practice
Standards of Mathematical Practice
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (ability to explain)
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (make sense of quantities)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (justify why)
  • Model with mathematics. (graphs, formulas, etc…)
  • Use appropriate tools strategically. (manipulatives, calculators, etc…)
  • Attend to precision. (state meaning of symbols)
  • Look for and make use of structure. (patterns)
  • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. (repeated calculations-shortcuts)
required high quality assessments
Required High Quality Assessments

Summative Assessment Components:

  • Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) at 75% of school year.
  • End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) at approx. 90% of the school year.
optional high quality assessments
Optional High Quality Assessments

Non-Summative Assessment Components:

  • Diagnostic Assessment at 25% of the school year.
  • Mid-Year Assessment at the 50% of the school year.
parcc timeline
PARCC Timeline

SY 2012-13

First year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection

SY 2013-14

Second year pilot/field testing and related research and data collection

SY 2014-15

Full administration of PARCC assessments

Summer 2015

Set achievement levels, including college-ready performance levels

SY 2010-11

Launch and design phase

SY 2011-12

Development begins

  • www.corestandards.org
  • www.parcconline.org
  • www.teachingchannel.org
  • www.pta.org
  • www.cobbk12.org
thank you for your time
Thank you for your time!

Michelle Mikes