The Common Core State Standards: An overview for teachers of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities October 28, 2013. Mary O’Brian Jessica Dare Director of Assessment IAA Coordinator. Common Core State Standards. ( CCSS ).
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The Common Core State Standards: An overview for teachers of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities
October 28, 2013
Mary O’Brian Jessica Dare Director of Assessment IAA Coordinator
Fewer, clearer and higher
College and Careers Readiness
Rigorous content and applications
Specific statements of the content and skills
Linked to the CCSS
Provide links between the CCSS and grade specific expectations
Focus on student learning
Create comparable expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities
Use performance terms to describe what students should know and be able to do
Insure that final elements are measurable and observable
Replacements for the Common Core State Standards
Statements of functional skills
Curriculum or learning progressions
IEP goals or benchmarks
Like the Common Core State Standards, the Essential Elements do NOT define all of what is taught or how it should be taught.
Emphasize writing to convey ideas and information
Include the use of related illustrations and multimedia
Where no limitations has been stated, no limitation should be inferred.
Students’ opportunities to learn and to demonstrate learning should be maximized by providing whatever communication tools are necessary and routinely used by the student.