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Item and Task Prototypes

Item and Task Prototypes
PARCC Task Prototypes and Sample Items Samples can be found by clicking on each grade level on the left menu. There are two types of samples found on these pages: • Task Prototypes, which were released in August 2012; and, • Sample Items, which were released beginning on August 15, 2013 The task prototypes were created to provide viable early models to guide item development. The new sample items are first presented in PDF format to emphasize a focus on the content of the items. Learn more about: PARCC ELA/Literacy Rubrics The PARCC ELA/literacy Rubrics have been updated to reflect lessons learned from the extensive PARCC field test. Score points for the Conventions trait were reduced from 4 score points to 3 points. Use of sample and practice test items

The University of Arizona - Institute for Mathematics & Education The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards. From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards. It is important to produce up-to-date versions of the progressions documents. This project is organizing the writing of final versions of the progressions documents for the K–12 Common Core State Standards.

Common Core State Standards Initiative - Curriculum and Instruction ESE Resources for Implementing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in 2012-2013 Diving Deeper: Implementing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics Diving Deeper: Implementing the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy Updated Interactive PARCC Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics Grades 3-11 (Revised Version 3.0 November 2012) and English Language Arts/Literacy (Version 2.0), Grades 3-11 Common Core State Standards Implementation Workbook National Parent-Teacher Association Guides to Student Success 2011 Frameworks: MCAS Assessment Transition Plan PARCC Releases Initial Set of Item and Task Prototypes Model Curriculum Units Resources to Support the Transition to the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics Making Decisions about Course Sequences and the New Model Algebra I Course Enhanced High School Pathway to Calculus Supplementary Additional Common Core Resources for English Language Arts and Literacy

IREAD-3 Purpose The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) assessment is to measure foundational reading standards through grade three. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367 (also known as Public Law 109 in 2010), which "requires the evaluation of reading skills for students who are in grade three beginning in the Spring of 2012 to ensure that all students can read proficiently before moving on to grade four." Blueprint The purpose of the test blueprint, designed with the help of Indiana classroom teachers, is to make transparent to educators the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of students on the assessment. The blueprint can be used as a tool to: Click HERE to review the updated IREAD-3 Blueprint. Item Sampler The Item Sampler provides information about IREAD-3 for students, parents, educators, and others. Additional Resources Results (2013) Contact

The Odyssey by Shmoop Mathematics | Home | Mathematics For more than a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have concluded that mathematics education in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on this promise, the mathematics standards are designed to address the problem of a curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” These new standards build on the best of high-quality math standards from states across the country. They also draw on the most important international models for mathematical practice, as well as research and input from numerous sources, including state departments of education, scholars, assessment developers, professional organizations, educators, parents and students, and members of the public. The math standards provide clarity and specificity rather than broad general statements. The Common Core concentrates on a clear set of math skills and concepts.

89 lesson plans and ideas for teaching math - #mathchat Today, I dedicate this post to my high school Algebra teacher, Noel Martin, who still teaches my own children just down the middle school hallway, the last room on the right. Coach Martin is a fantastic Algebra teacher. I thanked God every day of calculus at Georgia Tech that I'd had Coach Martin to drill into me the fundamentals of Algebra. Here's to all you math teachers out there. An incredible set of indexed Common Core lesson plans by standard for grades Kindergarten - 6 in math. ISTEP+ Grades 3-8 Purpose The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grades 4 and 6), and Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7). In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. An Applied Skills Assessment and a Multiple-Choice Assessment, which are required components of the ISTEP+ program, are used to measure these standards. Click to view Spring 2013 ISTEP+ ResultsClick to view archived ISTEP+ Results Blueprints The purpose of the test blueprints, designed with the help of Indiana classroom teachers, is to make transparent to educators the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of students on the assessments. The blueprints can be used as tools to: Item Samplers Instructional and Assessment Guidance Additional Resources Contact

The Outsiders by Shmoop Resources for Implementation Sample curriculum framework documents District curriculum framework documents need to address the curriculum at different grain sizes to be effective, and the Charles A. Dana Center supports districts in creating such framework documents. Sampled below are three of the four types of curriculum framework documents on which we work. These documents represent our thinking about how the concepts and skills described in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics might be developed across the course of a school year. Year-at-a-glance Year-at-a-glance documents show an overview of the mathematics through a year of instruction on one page. Sequenced Units Each of these documents shows the standards clustered into units, and suggests a sequence to the units. These documents are intended as a starting point for districts as they think about the design of their own courses. Elaborated Scope and Sequences

Common Core Curriculum Math Grades 1 and 2 Achieving by Changing - Home PARCC Releases Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications Documents PARCC Releases Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications Documents WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 30, 2013 - The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today released assessment blueprints and test specifications for both the English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments set to debut in 2014-15. These blueprints and test specifications will help educators better prepare students for the new online assessments that are aligned to the more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and designed to measure college and career readiness. “These tools will help educators assist staff in both teaching the CCSS and in designing common classroom-based assessments that will help students become college- and career-ready and to succeed on the PARCC assessments,” said Cindy Journell-Hoch, an Elementary Teacher Specialist for School Administration and Leadership for Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland.

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