Common Core State Standards- What are they and what do they mean to me as a parent?

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Common Core State Standards- What are they and what do they mean to me as a parent?. What are Common Core State Standards?. This initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Pomaria Garmany Elementary

Common Core State Standards-

What are they and what do they mean to me as a parent?What are Common Core State Standards?This initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers.They were created by teachers, parents, education experts and others from across the country.They provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade level in order to be preparing for college and career.They were released in 2010. Currently 45 states have adopted the standards.

Why Do We Need Common Core Standards?The Standards assure all students, no matter where they live, will be focused on graduating from high school prepared for postsecondary education and careers.

The Standards are only for English Language Arts and Math. South Carolina State standards will continue to be used for Science and Social Studies.

Science, Social Studies and Technical Subjects have reading and writing Common Core State Standards to continue student preparation for college and career readiness.Other Information about Common Core State StandardsWords and phrases related to English Language Arts in the StandardsText complexity and growth of comprehensionInformational text- text types, responding to reading and researchLiteracy across the curriculum Reading and writing every single dayLogical arguments based on evidence in textsFlexible communication and collaborationI intend to give brief snippets about each onebrief!5Standards for Mathematical PracticePersevering to solve problemsReasoning abilityApplying mathematical ways of thinking to real- world issues and challengesProgression of learningFocus on critical elements for future learning and applicationMathematical modeling

Words and phrases related to Math in the StandardsFully implementing writing grades 3-57

South Carolina, along with the states appearing in green, have joined with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

In 2014-15, the computer adaptive Common Core assessment will take the place of PASS and other assessments.

Through this partnership, we will deliver computer adaptive tests in 2012-15. computer adaptive tests are much like MAP testing. Based on student responses, computer adaptive tests adjust the difficulty of questions throughout the assessment. As a result, students receive a tailored set of assessment items that more accurately measures their knowledge and abilities.

8What can I do as a parent?Stay involvedAsk questionsBe willing to adaptRead with your child(ren) each dayFind ways to relate math to everyday activitiesVisit www.corestandards.org One thing is for sure. Change is coming and teachers across our nation are preparing their instruction and their classrooms to look differently than in the past. (read slide) IF we want to prepare our children to be thinker and individuals that are able to adapt to an ever changing world, we have to approach the classroom experience differently. The teacher can no longer be just a giver of knowledge our students will absorb some it from us and discover most of it with our guidance and support. Education is changing and boy what a fun ride it will be! 9