Common Core. Common Concerns. Facilitator: Bob Cornacchioli. Visual Prompts to Promote Discussion. Organization: DERO Technical Services. Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.derotechnical.com. April 17-18, 2013.
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Visual Prompts to Promote Discussion
DERO Technical Services
Bob CornacchioliDERO Technical Services
April 17-18, 2013
DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND
Collaborate and learn the constraints/desires
Who: Governor's and State Superintendents
Sanctioned by: Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association (NGA)
CCSSO Contact: Margaret Reed Miller: Senior Programmer Ph: 202 -336-7032 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Standards were not written federal dollar!
Funded by public and private grants
Currently, every state has its own set of academic standards*, meaning public education students in each state are learning to different levels
All students must be prepared to compete with not only their American peers in the next state, but with students from around the world
*CCSSO has not suggested a common rubric!
States had a 90% compliance adoption policy.
Race to the Top:
Schools must demonstrate College and Career Ready Standards
Preparing America’s Students for College and Career.
Communications to Stakeholders
New and Old Assessments
CCSS-Curriculum-Assessments and the number of on standard on each
Kathy Dinger, Former Director of Curriculum and Instruction,
Libertyville D70, Libertyville, Illinois
State Board Adopted Standards
State Board Adopted Model Curriculum
MA DESE is a “LOCAL CONTROL” state, NO MANDATE .
WHAT IS NEW JERSEY DOING??
Has that changed recently?
At every crossway on the road that leads to the future
each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past - Maeterlinck
GOOGLE THE RESISTANCE MOVEMENT temperature!
May 3,2013 – Standards Finalized-uploaded to Google Docs
May 8,2013 – Onsite development of preK-5 SBRC
May 30, 2013 Onsite training of Vanguard Teachers
Sept 14, 2013 – Modifications to SBRC and WIDA
Grading Practices temperature!
Most districts sets the curriculum…
but do teachers use the strategies for grading?
inflating or deflating grades
due to behaviors?
Have you addressed the proper techniques in determining a standards based grade?Ken’s Repair Kit for Grading would be excellent PD or Faculty Meeting discussions. PowerTeacher Gradebook has been designed with these principles.
If any of your teachers:
They’d benefit from discussing this book!
include student behavior in grades
reduce marks for "work" submitted late
give points for extra credit or use bonus points
consider attendance in grade determination
assign grades by comparing students to each other
rely on evidence from poor-quality assessments
rely simply on averages
use the zero for missing evidence or punishment
summarize evidence accumulated over time
leave students out of the grading process
GRADING PRACTICES temperature!
Fix #14 – Tendency vs Average
The most recent
score for all
is a 4!
If at first you don’t succeed,
skydiving may not be for you!
Since CC didn’t tell us what to use,
what will your district be using?
What does a 4 or a C really mean?
With K-5 teachers at each of your Grade Level
With teachers at each of your Schools
With teachers in the DistrictWhat does it mean for next placement?
With teachers in your state/other states?
Common Core doesn’t recommend performance indicators.
Common Core temperature! Common Concerns
SOME OR ALL of these ELA Standards temperature!
SOME OR ALL of these temperature! MA Standards
After ELA and Math- what are we doing for all other subjects?
Should Common Core Standards Impact Scheduling? temperature!
How many courses are you planning to use for English Language Arts?
Reading – Writing – Speaking & Listening - Language
C temperature!BEST PRACTICES: CULLING STANDARDS
Less is More! In the Gradebook & on the Report Card
Grade Level teachers review all available standards (CC,SS,&LS) and CHERRY PICK
Consider CC Sub-Category headers
Discuss/Decide which will be on the report card and which will only be in the gradebook
Wordsmith any standard over 65/70/75 characters
Choose standards that lend themselves to being easily associated to an assignment- not all do!
Removing a,b,c will save time- import template and report cards
Are we using those that you created last year?
What about Specials?
#1 - What does a “3” look like for my average student?
#2 – How do I grade my special needs students who are working
to capacity but don’t meet the descriptor of a “3”?
#3 – Do “Gifted” students use the same scale?
#4 – WOW, comments took me forever to write, do you have
any strategies to save me time?
(based on your 4,3,2,1 scale)
Does your state have a recommended scale?
What are other districts doing? temperature!
Technical Gradebook Settings temperature!
School Usage Settings
Common Core Standards
Common Assessment 2014-2015 temperature!
National Testing temperature!
Does your state have it’s own
Compare your existing standards to Common Core temperature!
Common Core are guidelines and should be
partnered with your curriculum
Consider attending Pearson’s CommonCore Summit @ PSU’s
Reflect on today and share with other administrators
Draft an Implementation Plan including communication to all stakeholders, professional development & budget
Decide to what extent you will involve staff?
Cherry Pick your ELA/Math Standards.
Create draft of the SBRC before summer.
QUESTIONS? temperature! COMMENTS?