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PA Common Core Standards. Introduction and Implications Delaware Valley school District. History of the Common Core. Common Core State Standards. The Twain Test. If you do what you’ve always done… you’ll get what you always got. Critical Facts.

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pa common core standards

PA Common Core Standards

Introduction and Implications

Delaware Valley school District

history of the common core
History of the Common Core

Common Core State Standards

the twain test
The Twain Test

If you do what you’ve always done…

you’ll get what you always got.

critical facts
Critical Facts
  • Standards: What students should know and be able to do to be ready to succeed in entry-level credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs
  • Eligible Content: the test blueprint; what is assessed
key assessment facts
Key Assessment Facts
  • PSSA will be an English Language Arts assessment – both reading and writing (Grades 3 -8).
  • Keystone Exams will replace PSSA at Grade 11 in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition a Biology Keystone Exam will be administered.
  • Revised PSSA increases rigor and difficulty –---
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Four Levels of Cognitive Complexity:

Level 1: Recall and Reproduction

Level 2: Skills & Concepts

Level 3: Strategic Thinking

Level 4: Extended Thinking

what does it look like
What Does It Look Like?

How will this look in my classroom?

What does it look like in practice?

common core state standards for ela and literacy
Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy

Common Core History and Practice!

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Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Reading

Level 3: Strategic Thinking

Level 4: Extended Thinking

Determine the author’s purpose and describe how it affects the interpretation of a selection.

Summarize information from multiple sources to address a specific topic.

Analyze and describe the characteristics of various types of literature.

Analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources.

Examine and explain alternative perspectives across a variety of sources.

Describe and illustrate how common themes are found across texts from

different cultures.

webb s depth of knowledge writing
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Writing

Level 3: Strategic Thinking

Level 4: Extended Thinking

Support ideas with details and examples.

Use voice appropriate to the purpose and audience.

Edit writing to produce a logical progression of ideas.

Write an analysis of two selections, identifying the common theme and generating a purpose that is appropriate for both.

webb s depth of knowledge math
Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Math

Level 3: Strategic Thinking

Level 4: Extended Thinking

Compose and decompose geometric figures to find

area/perimeter of irregular figures

Analyze or evaluate various representations of data

Solve a multiple-step problem

and provide a

mathematical explanation

Explain, generalize or connect

mathematical ideas to solve

problems and interpret solutions

Relate mathematical concepts

to other content areas & to

real-world applications in

new situations

Apply a mathematical model to

illuminate a problem or situation

Conduct a project that specifies

a problem, identifies solution

paths, solves the problem, and

reports results

Design a mathematical model

to inform and solve a practical

or abstract situation

common core summer academy
Common Core: Summer Academy
  • Math Common Core Elementary
    • 8/7/2012 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Math Common Core Secondary
    • 8/7/2012 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • ELA Common Core Elementary
    • 8/8/2012 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • ELA Common Core Secondary
    • 8/8/2012 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

SAS Resources

Websites for Common Core Standards Compiled by Jay McTighe

Text Complexity

Publisher’s Criteria


Hunt Institute

The Teaching Channel - Introductory Videos

Implementation Plans

and for your google ing pleasure
And for your Google“ing” Pleasure…

Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Levels for the K-12 Tennessee Mathematics Framework Users Guide

Kentucky Department of Education

Shelby County Schools

North Carolina Dept of Ed:

common core this way
Common Core This Way!

Common Core This Way!