In general, the Mathematics CCSS are described in more detail and organized differently from most States’ previous Mathematics standards. Across all grades, the Mathematics CCSS focus on depth of learning rather than on breadth of coverage. Before reading the Mathematics CCSS in detail, a useful...
This viewing protocol for the America Achieves video, Understanding the King - MLK Speech Analysis, can support teachers as they acquire a deeper understanding of how to align their instruction with College and Career Readiness standards (CCRS).
Use Worksheet #3 to record your comparison of old and new ELA standards. Below are instructions for comparing Standards as found in the resource, Getting a Handle on the Standards.
Assessing English Learners Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes new provisions that are designed to support ELs’ participation in statewide testing. To facilitate testing of ELs and to support their testing participation, ESSA includes stipulations for...
Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 2 Interpreting the K-12 Standards for Mathematical Practice
Using Worksheet #2, follow the instructions below to begin the process of understanding the Practice Standards. The activity can be completed individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
The Yearlong Plan template is used to organize the new and recurring work of the grade-level into a thoughtful sequence of learning for the year.
The CCRS Gazette template is used to guide teachers' analysis of the standards as a collection of grade-level expectations.
In this brief, Herman and Linn define evidence-centered design (ECD) and its relationship to PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia assessments. ECD is a principled approach with interrelated stages for assessment development and validation. The main purpose for ECD is to support a close...