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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
The Smarter Balanced practice run of assessments aligned to the Common Core in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics consists of two parts. Each “test” reported below is one of the two parts to the ELA or math assessment. At most schools, testing is scheduled in short blocks over several days, so the number of tests completed is expected to be less than the number of tests started in any given day. Learn more about the Field Test.

Social Studies Skip navigation Skip to main content SAFE | State Agencies | Online Services Follow 6 Traits of Writing – Professional Development - Technology in Literacy Grow Your Own PLN One Tweet at a TimeTuesday, March 11th, 2014 Build your PLN: Personal Learning Network: A personalized learning network (PLN) is a collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information. Once you have set up an account on Twitter, use the following steps to begin your PLN. [read more...] THEN v. NOW...Print Screens v. Moraga School District: California Common Core State Standards The State of California is a member of the Standards Based Assessment Consortium (SBAC). The SBAC group is one of two consortiums that are planning a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the new Common Core State Standards. All students in California will complete the SBAC assessment in the late Spring of every year. Parents and teachers can learn more about the SBAC Testing HERE. JM 6th and 7th grade classes have been striving to incorporate at least one critical thinking problem per unit. Click below to see some of our favorites!

Top 10 Things Employers Look for in College Graduates While you may think that choosing the “right” major is key to getting a good job, your long-term professional success will depend far more on acquiring the right skills for a rapidly changing workplace. The ability to work well in teams—especially with people different from yourself An understanding of science and technology and how these subjects are used in real-world settings The ability to write and speak well The ability to think clearly about complex problems The ability to analyze a problem to develop workable solutions An understanding of global context in which work is now done The ability to be creative and innovative in solving problems The ability to apply knowledge and skills in new settings The ability to understand numbers and statistics A strong sense of ethics and integrity Source: "How Should Colleges Prepare Students to Succeed in Today's Global Economy?" (Results of a national poll by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, 2007).

Sample Items and Performance Tasks Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium’s next-generation assessments. The sample items and performance tasks are intended to help teachers, administrators, and policymakers implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and preparing for next-generation assessments. They provide an early look into the depth of understanding of the CCSS that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system. While the items and tasks are not intended to be used as sample tests, educators can use them to begin planning the shifts in instruction that will be required to help students meet the demands of the new assessments. The sample items and tasks can be viewed by grade band (grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school) or content focus. In the coming months, additional items and performance tasks will be made available.

English Language Arts The State Board of Education has adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts as part of Ohio's New Learning Standards for academic learning. The Kindergarten - Grade 12 standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, when assessments that align to the standards are in place. ODE encourages districts to start implementing the Ohio's New Learning Standards now to better prepare students for 2014-2015 and beyond. Common Core State Standards - Resources General Resources Handouts compiled by the California Department of Education (CDE): Communications Toolkit for California (September 2012) The CCSS Systems Implementation Communications Toolkit for California is designed to help local educational agencies with the important task of informing and engaging school communities about what the CCSS will mean for them. Core Commons Web Site from the Education Commission of the States (ECS) The Core Commons web site from the Education Commission of the States (ECS) covers information on emerging strategies and issues in implementing the Common Core. The Education Commission of the States (ECS) is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. ELA Common Core State

ConnectEd California: Linked Learning California’s high schools are not working for large numbers of young people, with students feeling bored, unchallenged, or unclear about the relevance of school. Linked Learning is a high school improvement approach that makes learning exciting and challenging. It connects strong academics with real–world experience in a wide range of fields, such as engineering, arts and media, and biomedical and health sciences—helping students gain an advantage in high school, college, and career. Common Core Video Series Education Commissioner John King, David Coleman and Kate Gerson explain every key aspect of Common Core standards in depth. By viewing this 15-part series, New York educators and administrators will learn step-by-step how to implement the Common Core for ELA/Literacy and Math in their schools and classrooms. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the rationale behind the Common Core and what it will mean for students across our state. Produced in partnership with NYS PBS stations WCNY/Syracuse and WNET/New York City, the series illuminates the Common Core through conversations between Commissioner King, a former high school social studies teacher and middle school principal; Coleman, a contributing author of the Common Core State Standards; and Gerson, a Senior Fellow with the USNY Regents Research Fund and a former high school English teacher and principal. Viewing the Videos The Common Core videos can be viewed online or downloaded from the links below for offline viewing.

Common Core State Standards The mission of the Common Core State Standards is to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Common Core Resources: DarkeNet Resources for the Common Core English Language Arts Standards We are in a very transitional time with revised standards in the state of Ohio. We (the State of Ohio) have adopted the common core standards as our English Language Arts Standards. This page is intended to provide resources and links to other pages where you will find information about the common core standards for English Language Arts.

Common Core “I Can” Statements (Updated 5/30) « Turn On Your Brain My I Can Statements for 9-10th grades. My I can Posters for 9-10th grades. Standards-Aligned Question Stems for grades 9-10. Common Core State Standards Welcome to the Share My Lesson Information Center for the Common Core State Standards. As well as a wealth of facts and statistics about the standards, you'll also be able to find aligned curricula and lesson plans, the latest news on the Common Core and relevant videos and links. In addition, you can access expert advice and opinions in our Common Core Forum, where you can ask or answer questions on the standards. The Common Core State Standards will require big transitions and changes to the professional lives of educators and we want to help.

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