Welcome to TouchMath, Multisensory Teaching, Learning Math Tools Make Math Fun! Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile® Bands "It isn't often that a society gets a chance to start afresh, and I think that moment is here." —Chester E. Finn, Jr.* The Common Core State Standards Initiative offers the following overlapping Lexile bands (or Lexile ranges**, as defined by Common Core) to place texts in the following text complexity grade bands. We have realigned our Lexile ranges to match the Common Core Standards' text complexity grade bands and adjusted upward its trajectory of reading comprehension development through the grades to indicate that all students should be reading at the college and career readiness level by no later than the end of high school. New research was released on August 15, 2012 concerning text complexity. The Common Core Standards advocate a "staircase" of increasing text complexity, beginning in grade 2, so that students can develop their reading skills and apply them to more difficult texts. Please contact us for more information. *Chester E.
Grant Wiggins: Defining Assessment Grant Wiggins is a nationally recognized assessment expert who has been working in assessment reform for more than twenty-five years. He is president of the educational consulting firm Authentic Education, and with Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design, an award-winning framework for curriculum design used around the world. In this interview, Wiggins shares his thoughts on performance assessments, standardized tests, and more. Wiggins has published several articles for Edutopia.org. In 2002, he wrote Toward Genuine Accountability: The Case for a New State Assessment System. In 2006, he wrote Healthier Testing Made Easy: The Idea of Authentic Assessment. 1. Our line of argument is that testing is a small part of assessment. What can the test do that more complex, performance-based, project-based things can't do? Back to Top 2. Authentic assessment, to me, is not meant to be the charged phrase, or jargony phrase that it has come to be for a lot of people. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
SENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted Common Core State Standards - English Language Arts English Language Arts Missouri Learning Standards Implementation Plan Over the past year, a number of English language arts curriculum and assessment activities have been occurring in preparation for the implementation of the Missouri Learning Standards and related curriculum and assessment including: Reinstatement of the Writing Prompts on the grades 3 and 7 grade-level assessments and the English II EOC exam Alignment of existing grade-level and EOC item banks and passages to the Missouri Learning Standards. The information provided by this work will aid in maximizing the assessment of items that align to the Missouri Learning Standards on the 2013 – 2014 assessments. In addition, it will provide Missouri educators with results of student performance on items that specifically align with Missouri Learning Standards. Given these developments and changes, there are curricular changes that need to occur within the next two years related to the new Missouri Learning Standards.
Wondering About Common Core and Complex Text? - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX "A lot of reading skills students can apply with a simple text, but can't do so much with a challenging text."- Dr. 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
Hundreds of Science Fair Projects For Students Common Core State Standards - ELA & Literacy Resources The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy are the foundation of the K-12 Oregon Diploma; the Essential Skills for reading and writing are embedded within the CCSS. Without these skills, students won’t have access to full content in school. That is why the CCSS include reading and writing standards customized for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. To be college and career-ready, students learn to read and write in ELA and to apply the skills in all classes. Contacts
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
Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics Cheryl's Classroom Tips: ELA Common Core State Standards Checklists Stop by my TPT store to download the common-core checklists. Each file includes one checklist (grade level/content specific), a planning template, and a quick-check form. Simple. The common core checklists help you plan and stay on track to ensure you've taught all objectives that might show up on the end-of-the-year assessment. Even though you've taught them, how do you know students have learned them? The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hereby grant a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to copy, publish, distribute, and display the Common Core State Standards for purposes that support the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Attribution; Copyright Notice: NGA Center/CCSSO shall be acknowledged as the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards, and no claims to the contrary shall be made. Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: Â© Copyright 2010.
SEC Online - Welcome The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum web site. The purpose of this site is to encourage teacher reflection and conversation about classroom practice and instructional content. About the Survey Using a survey data collection and reporting model, teachers can compare their own practice and instructional content to responses by other teachers around the country and within their school or district. News Participating states, schools and districts are able to make use of aggregated teacher reports (individual teacher responses are disclosed only to the teacher) to develop a base-line of information about teacher practice in mathematics, science and English language arts, or to inform professional development or school improvement planning efforts. SEC Orientation Tutorial This tutorial will assist you in understanding what the SEC is, and then how to go online and successfully complete the survey. SEC Registration Tutorial This tutorial will take you step-by-step through the registration process.
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