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Common Core Conference Fresno County Office of Education September 28, 2011 Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments. Presentation Overview. Common Core State Standards Legislative Activities Materials Professional Learning Activities Assessment Accountability

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Common Core ConferenceFresno County Office of EducationSeptember 28, 2011Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Assessments

presentation overview
Presentation Overview
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Legislative Activities
  • Materials
  • Professional Learning Activities
  • Assessment
  • Accountability
  • Transition to the Common Core System
common core state standards implementation
Common Core State Standards: Implementation

The SBE adopted the CCSS on 2010

Last SBE mathematics adoption in 2007

Last SBE English language arts adoption in 2008

New assessments scheduled for 2014

Next likely SBE adoption of materials in 2018

common core state standards resources
Common Core State Standards: Resources

CCSS Web page:

The standards


Informational flyers

California resources

Resources from the CCSSO

Grade Level Curriculum documents

Webinars and presentations

Information about the SSPI’s Supplemental Instructional Materials Review

common core state standards cde on itunes u
Common Core State Standards:CDE on iTunes U


legislative activity
Legislative Activity

AB 250 - Brownley

Superintendent sponsored

Begin a process for the development and adoption of curriculum frameworks and instructional materials aligned to the common core state standards

Extend the operative date of the state’s assessment system by one year

Create professional development training opportunities

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Materials: Implementation Timeline 1

Assumes the passage of Assembly Bill 250 (Brownley), which partially lifts the suspension under EC Section 60200.7, and Curriculum Commission funding for 2011 and subsequent years.

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Materials: ImplementationTimeline 2

Reflects Senate Bill 70, which extended the legislative suspension under EC Section 60200.7 through July 1, 2015.

materials superintendent s review of supplemental materials
Materials: Superintendent’s Review of Supplemental Materials

The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, is inviting publishers of currently adopted instructional materials in mathematics and English Language Arts to submit supplemental materials for review.

Materials designed to bridge the gap between the content in the adopted materials and the Common Core State Standards

materials purpose of the review
Materials: Purpose of the Review

To determine the degree to which the supplemental materials—in conjunction with the adopted materials—provide full coverage of the Common Core State Standards with California additions for the given subject and grade level(s).


Supplemental materials include the minimum amount of content needed to fully address the Common Core State Standards; and

Costs for districts to purchase and implement the supplements be kept as low as possible

materials evaluation criteria
Materials: Evaluation Criteria

Aligned to the CCSS

Conform to Standards for Evaluating Instructional Materials for Social Content

Must be accurate, use proper grammar and spelling, and be free from all errors

Meaningful assessments included

Comprehensive teacher guidance in efficient instruction for all students

Clear instructions for supplemental materials integration

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Legislative Activity

SB 140 – Lowenthal

State developed list of supplemental instructional materials that are aligned to the CCSS

Allow school districts to adopt instructional materials other than those on the state’s list if the materials meet specific criteria

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Materials: California Learning Resources Network (CLRN)

Resource for supplemental electronic instructional materials

Currently reviewing instructional materials and online courses for alignment to the Common Core State Standards

professional learning activities

Professional Learning Activities

  • Subject to AB 250, the CDE will:
    • Compile a list of existing professional learning (PL) activities and resources currently available
    • Determine what PL activities and resources are needed by districts
    • Refine the existing Web site to better communicate activities aimed at transitioning to the Common Core State Standards
    • Develop and post learning modules to the CDE Web site
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Professional Learning Activities: Possible Learning Modules

Common Core State Standards

Instructional strategies to support all learners including English learners, pupils with disabilities and underperforming students

Instructional strategies that promote creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication skills

Integration of subject area content knowledge

Instructional leadership and coaching

professional learning activities possible learning modules audience
Professional Learning Activities: Possible Learning Modules Audience



School Leaders

Modules will be designed for individual study or group activities

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Professional Learning Activities: Possible Learning Modules Timeline

2011-12 - development of 4 to 6 modules

2012-14 – development of 8 to 10 modules

2012-14 – module seminars

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Assessment:CA Joins SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

June 2011 - California joined the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) as a governing state

Memorandum of Understanding signed by Governor Brown, Superintendent Torlakson, and State Board of Education President Michael Kirst

Governing state role

Decision-making capacity

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Assessment: SBAC
  • Consortium of 29 states
    • 19 Governing
    • 10 Participating
  • Washington is fiscal agent
  • WestEd is Project Manager
assessments sbac states
Governing States:CaliforniaConnecticutHawaii Idaho

Iowa KansasMaine Michigan MissouriMontana NevadaNew Hampshire North CarolinaOregonUtahVermont WashingtonWest Virginia Wisconsin

Advisory States: Alabama Delaware Colorado Kentucky Ohio Pennsylvania North DakotaSouth DakotaWyoming South Carolina

Assessments: SBAC States
assessment sbac focus
Assessment: SBAC Focus

Assessments are aligned to college and career readiness standards

Must assess students annually in grades three through eight in English-language arts and mathematics and once in grades ten through twelve

Current federal requirements

Required technology component

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Assessments: SBAC Basics

Single end-of-year summative assessment; includes performance tasks


Optional interim assessment tools to be used for diagnostic purposes throughout the school year

Optional formative resources (best practices, instructional resources)

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Assessments:CDE SBAC Work Groups
  • Transition to CCSS
  • Technology Approach*
  • Assessment Design: Item Development
  • Assessment Design: Performance Tasks*
  • Assessment Design: Test Design*
  • Assessment Design: Test Administration
  • Reporting
  • Formative Processes and Tools/Professional Development*
  • Accessibility and Accommodations

(English learner expert*)

  • Validation and Psychometrics

Work Groups denoted with an asterisk are those with representatives from California

assessments sbac opportunities for teacher involvement
Assessments: SBAC Opportunities for Teacher Involvement
  • Feedback on draft contentspecifications
  • Writing and reviewing of test items and tasks
  • Range-finding and score validation
  • Scoring of performance tasks
  • Collaborate on designing score reports and Web tools
SBAC information: (Outside Source)


SBAC Resources




California’s Future

  • Implications for existing API structure
  • ESEA reauthorization
  • SSPI letter to Secretary Duncan
    • Mislabel schools as failing who are improving
    • Request to freeze sanctions
    • Federal waivers have required commitments beyond ESEA
accountability legislative activity
Accountability: Legislative Activity

SB 547 – Steinberg

Superintendent sponsored

Sunset existing Education Code related to API

Create a multiple measures system of public school accountability: Education Quality Index:

State Assessment Index

Graduation Rate Index (high school only)

College Preparedness Index (high school only)

Career Readiness Index (high school only)

Additional index for elementary (e.g., Pupil Engagement or Creativity and Innovation)

transitioning implementation activities
Transitioning: Implementation Activities
  • State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards–Implementing the Common Core System (SCASS-ICCS)
  • SBE updated on CCSS and assessment in July 2011(Item 14)
  • CCSS and Assessment Transition Planning Meeting with 100 Stakeholders across California August, 23 2011
  • SBE action on implementation plan scheduled for November 2011 (tentative)
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Transitioning: Stakeholder Meetings
  • A CCSS and Assessment Transition Planning Meeting was held on August 23, 2011, in Sacramento, California.
  • Worked with stakeholders from across the state to contribute to the development of a CCSS and Assessment transition plan
  • Approximately 100 participants attended, which included a diverse population representative of:
    • Teachers, administrators, superintendents, governmental affairs and State Board of Education staff/members, Regional Assessment Network members, Technical Advisory Group (TAG) members, Technical Design Group (TDG) members, organization representatives.
  • Additional Stakeholder meetings are anticipated over the next 3 years.
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Transitioning: August 23 Meeting Feedback
  • Create an implementation plan with specific steps.
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan that incorporates a variety of strategies, designed to target the information needs of stakeholder groups.
  • Create multi-faceted strategies for identifying and addressing equity issues throughout the state
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Transitioning:Common Core Integrated Action Team
  • Common Core Integrated Action Team
    • Use input from stakeholders to create a comprehensive department wide plan for CCSS systems implementation
    • Design, establish, and monitor systems to ensure effective plan implementation
Tom Adams, Director, Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources, (916) 319-0663

Phil Lafontaine, Director, Professional Learning & Support,

Rachel Perry, Director, Assessment & Accountability,

Deb Sigman, Deputy, Curriculum Learning and Accountability,