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Welcome. Please sign in. . Common Core/FCAT 2.0 Reading/Language Arts February 2012. Our goals for today: Provide update on Common Core Standards in Florida. Analyze organization and content of Common Core Standards.
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Please sign in.Common Core/FCAT 2.0 Reading/Language ArtsFebruary 2012
knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a 24-state consortium working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math.
Read the introductory paragraph. Based on what you read, what are anchor standards?
Based on page 35, how are the standards for Reading a departure from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards?Discuss at your table. Be prepared to share.
Identify the standard: RL.9-10.7.Go to page 36 – Reading Standards for Literature 6-12.
Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g. how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare.Go to page 36 – Reading Standards for Literature 6-12.
Standard 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.At your table, locate the following Reading standards:
RI.11-12.8Now let’s try locating standards for Informational Text. Locate the following standards.
RI.8.8 - Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
RI.11-12.8 – Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal US texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning.
Take a few minutes to review the information for writing, speaking and listening, and language strands.See pages 41 (writing), 48 (speaking and listening, and 51 (language).
Qualitative measures – levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands often best measured by an attentive human reader.
Quantitative measures – readability and other scores of text complexity often best measured by computer software.
Reader and Task considerations – background knowledge of reader, motivation, interests, and complexity generated by tasks assigned often best made by educators employing their professional judgment.
Reader and Task
Use available resources to determine the text complexity of other materials on our own.
or…Where do we find texts in the appropriate text complexity band?
Common Core Curriculum Maps
Review the texts for your particular grade and subject. See CCSS Appendix Table of Contents.
Discuss with your colleagues the appropriateness of documents in the Appendix for your standards and students. Also discuss the question: “How can we ensure that the documents we use in our classes are appropriately complex?”
Be prepared to share with the group.The Common Core Standards also focus on Performance Tasks that include written response to complex texts.
What strategies can you incorporate in your teaching that addresses the types of texts and tasks required in Common Core while continuing to teach benchmarks assessed on FCAT 2.0?
Please answer questions on pretest to the best of your knowledge.
More standards are addressed on the 9th and 10th grade tests than are addressed on the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade tests.
Each FCAT 2.0 question must be written to address only one benchmark.
FalseFCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
One benchmark may be broken down into multiple tasks reflected by different types of questions.
FCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
Words used in vocabulary questions may be two grade levels above the tested grade.
Test writers may use the exact wording from the passage for correct answer choices in low complexity questions.
In multiple choice items, one-word answer choices are always arranged alphabetically; longer answer choices are always arranged by length.
TrueFCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
What is the passing score, or score to achieve a level 3, for your grade level?FCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
What is the percentage of literary text vs. informational text for your grade level?FCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
What is the percentage of points in each reporting category for your grade level?FCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
What is the percentage of low, moderate, and complex questions for your grade level?FCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
Talk with your table about lesson/activities that you do to help prepare students for FCAT.
Look through the crosswalk and choose one of the content foci that has been underrepresented on past FCAT tests.
Comprehension increases when all teachers implement the following 5 practices:
-Just Read, Florida!