PARCC Assessment System and Math, Part 2 « PARCC in Massachusetts In Part 1 on the PARCC assessment system I tried to provide an overview of the design principles and the general architecture of the assessment system, and in Part 2 I attempted to share what I learned specifically about the ELA portion of the assessment. In this post I will mirror the ELA post by starting with a brief review of the general evidence-centered design principle and transition to what this means for mathematics. Below is the picture of evidence-centered design construction: Evidence-Centered Claims Driving Design of Math Assessment The math assessment has a broad set of claims about what students should know and be able to do that should be supported by the evidence collected through the assessment tasks. These claims are intended to support the intent of the PARCC assessment system’s larger function of determining if students are on-track or ready for college and careers. Broad Mathematics Task Types As more concrete, certain, information is made available I will share.

TCRWP - Teachers College Reading & Writing Project CC Complex Text Explained "A lot of reading skills students can apply with a simple text, but can't do so much with a challenging text."- Dr. Timothy Shanahan Blocked from YouTube? Does the information in this chart* cause you concern? *CCSS Appendix A: CCSS Lexile Bands How will you help ALL of your students access the required complex text? You may be thinking, why should I give my struggling readers such difficult text when I know they can’t read it? In a blog post from this summer, Dr. So why is the common core making such a big deal out of having kids read hard text? You can view the summary or download the ACT report right here. Watch Dr. Dr. www.mhecommoncoretoolboxtn.com

7 Great Strength-Based Universal Design for Learning Apps for Students with Special Needs | The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things that were difficult or even impossible for them only a few years ago. The following list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior. Dragon Naturally Speaking - This is a speech-to-text application that enables students who have problems putting their ideas down via pen and pencil or keyboard, to nevertheless develop their writing abilities. Students speak into the microphone of the computer and this software then translates the spoken word into printed text. This app is great for students who have strong oral language abilities but problems with written expression. Proloquo2Go - this is an alternative and augmentative communication app that allows students who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all, to nevertheless communicate with others. Share This.

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.

CCSS Math - Resources for all State Standards 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. Introduction to Ohio's New Learning Standards for ELA, Model Curriculum, and Assessment Content Standards Information on the learning standards. PARCC Model Content Framework The PARCC Model Content Framework is to serve as a bridge between the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC assessments and designed with the following purposes in mind: Supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and Informing the development of item specifications and blueprints for the PARCC assessments in grades 3–8 and high school. More Information

Ohio ODE - Mathematics Common Core State Standards and Model Curriculum Skip navigation Skip to main content SAFE | State Agencies | Online Services Follow Home > Academic Content Standards > Mathematics Mathematics Contact Information Mathematics Consultant (P) 614- 644-5887 ann.carlson@education.ohio.gov Mathematics Consultant (P) 614-728-2373 annika.moore@education.ohio.gov Mathematics Consultant (P) 614-387-7561 yelena.palayeva@education.ohio.gov Mathematics Consultant (P) 614-644-6814 brian.bickley@education.ohio.gov The State Board of Education has adopted the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics as part of Ohio's suite of Ohio's New Learning Standards for academic learning. Ohio's New Learning Standards Information on the College and Career Ready (Common Core) Standards. Model Curricula These mathematics Model Curricula were written by Ohio educators to support the implementation of Ohio's New Learning Standards for mathematics. In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula.

Common Core Curriculum Maps | Membership Common Core’s ELA Maps have been in use by teachers for over two years. During this time, the non-profit organization has established an unparalleled reputation for creating high-quality, low-cost curriculum tools based on the Common Core State Standards. Our Common Core Curriculum Maps, released in August 2010, were the first new, CCSS-based curriculum tools to come out after the standards were finalized. Written by teachers for teachers, our ELA Maps are detailed guides for creating CCSS-aligned lessons that delve deeply into key core knowledge content and utilize the best and most important literary and informational texts. These carefully crafted maps include all of the new standards. The Maps are comprised of 76 units covering Kindergarten through 12th grade, and include: At Common Core, we recognize that implementing a new curriculum demands a significant investment of time and resources. 30% off (plus free shipping) the extended print edition of our maps published by Jossey-Bass.

Bridges, Meander Patterns, and Water Sports « Math Munch This past week the Math Munch team got to attend the Bridges 2012. Bridges is a mathematical art conference, the largest one in the world. This year it was held at Towson University outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Participants gave lectures about their artwork and the math that inspired or informed it. To see more, you should really just browse the Bridges online gallery. A shot of the gallery exhibition I know that Paul, Anna, and I will be sharing things with you that we picked up at Bridges for months to come. David Chappell One person whose work and presentation I loved at Bridges is David Chappell. David shared some thinking and artwork that involve meander patterns. Instead of saying where curves sit in the plane using x and y coordinates, David describes them using more natural coordinates, where the direction that the curve is headed in depends on how far along the curve you’ve gone. Look at how the Cauto River “meanders” across the Cuban landscape. Stay cool, and bon appetit!

CCSD Wiki-Teacher Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library Keywords (optional) Enter keywords (e.g., K.OA.3, informational text, arguments, quadratic equations, etc.) Grade (select at least one) Subject (select one) NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools in implementing the Citywide Instructional Expectations. Educators may choose to adopt these resources in their entirety or adapt the materials to best address students’ diverse needs. Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard. The components of the Common Core-aligned tasks with instructional supports include: Unit overview and task description Teacher-annotated student work representing a range of performance levels Rubrics used to assess student work Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles Other instructional support materials NEW!

Teaching With Math Tasks "Math Tasks 101" with David Smith, mathematics specialist for the Utah Office of Education November 6, 2012 View the Recording on PD 360 Learn how to create a classroom culture of math engagement and real-world problem solving through math tasks. David A. Smith is a mathematics specialist for the Utah Office of Education. At the webinar on November 6, Mr. Additional resources discussed in the webinar: Teaching with Math Tasks: 4th Grade Classroom with Kalina Potts Tuesday, November 13, 2012 View the recording on PD 360 Teaching with Math Tasks: 8th Grade Classroom with Travis Lemon Tuesday, November 27, 2012 View the recording on PD 360 Additional resources shared by Travis Lemon: www.mathematicsvisionproject.org (for Math Tasks ideas) Lemonmath.weebly.com (Travis Lemon's website) Book: "Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions" by Margaret S.

CC Resources Mathematics K-5 · CCGPS Mathematics Grades K-5 · CCGPS Mathematics Glossary Third grade teachers working on unit revisions at GaDOE (June 2013) 2013-2014 CCGPS Mathematics Unit Frameworks Teacher and Student Editions of the 2013-2014 CCGPS Mathematics Unit Frameworks were posted on July 1, 2013, to GeorgiaStandards.Org and Learning Village. These unit frameworks reflect the thoughtful collaboration and dedication of mathematics teachers, coaches, and supervisors from across the state of Georgia. K-5 CCGPS Mathematics Overview The K-5 standards are organized using domains, overarching ideas that connect topics across the grades, clusters that illustrate progression of increasing complexity from grade to grade and standards which define what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. The focus in the K-5 standards is comparable to that seen in high-performing countries.

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