TN and KCS Plan - Common Core

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STRATEGIC PLAN

The Common Core State Standards:
Tennessee’s Transition Plan

Knox County’s Implementation



QUESTIONS?

commoncore@knoxschools.org




1

Agenda

Topics

1

The context in Tennessee;

our purpose and goals

2

The Common Core Standards

3

TN

and KCS
Implementation Plan

4

How

you can help

& Resources

2

Our transition to Common Core Standards is central
to strengthening Tennessee’s competitiveness

Source
: “Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through
2018” (The
Georgetown University Center on Education and the
Workforce), 2011 NCES NAEP data, ACT

Tennessee’s
Competitiveness

Only 21% of adults in
TN
have a college
degree

TN
ranks
46
th

in 4
th

grade
math and 41
st

in
4
th

grade reading
nationally

54% of new jobs will
require post
-
secondary
education

Only
16% of high
school seniors in TN
are college ready

3

Implementation of Common Core State
Standards complements other work underway

Student readiness for
postsecondary education
and the workforce

(
WHY

we teach)

Common Core State
Standards provide a
vision of excellence
for
WHAT

we teach

Evaluation System
provides a vision of
excellence for
HOW

we teach

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Topics

1

The context in Tennessee;

our purpose and goals

2

The Common Core Standards

3

TN

and KCS
Implementation Plan

4

How

you can help

& Resources

5

Common Core State Standards will help our
results match our potential

The
Common Core State Standards
will strengthen teaching and
learning with standards that are:



Focused, coherent,
clear,
and rigorous


Internationally benchmarked


Anchored in college and career readiness


Evidence
-

and research
-
based



Tennessee students are as talented as any in the nation.

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The Common Core State Standards represent six
key instructional shifts

MATH:

1.
Focus

strongly where the Standards focus

2.
Coherence
: think across grades, and link to major topics within grades

3.
Rigor
: require conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and
application with intensity.


ELA:

1.
Building knowledge through content
-
rich
nonfiction and informational texts

2.
Reading and writing grounded in
evidence

from text

3.
Regular practice with
complex text
and its academic vocabulary

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Educators cite challenges with our current
standards

Math

English/Language

Arts

3
rd

grade:
TN.3.1.SPI.1:
Solve problems using a calendar.

3
rd

grade:
TN.3.3.CU.3:

Write friendly letters.

7
th

grade:
TN.7.5.CU.1:
Create and interpret box
-
and
-
whisker plots and stem
-
and
-
leaf plots.

6
th

grade:
TN.6.7.SPI.6:

Identify the type of conflict (i.e.,
person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment,
person vs. technology) represented in a non
-
print medium.

8
th

grade:
TN.8.1.CU.3:
Research the contributions of
Pythagoras to mathematics.

9
th

grade:

TN.9.7.E1.CU.3:

Analyze and apply visual and
sound techniques and design elements.

Math

English/Language

Arts

4
th

grade:
TN.4.5.SPI.4:
List all possible outcomes of a given
situation or event.

Kindergarten:

TN.K.8.GLE.4
: Identify basic literary
elements.

They are also occasionally vague and difficult to comprehend:

They do not always focus on the most important content for career and college readiness:

With precious instructional time, every minute must be focused on the skills
and content students need to compete.

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…and can lead to reductionist teaching and learning

The structure of the standards leads to questions at lower levels of rigor:


Question on 10
th

Grade ELA EOC Exam

9

Common Core State Standards are narrower…

113

25

#

of TN Standards for 3
rd

Grade Math:

# of Common Core Standards for 3
rd

Grade Math:

There are
1,119

Tennessee ELA standards not

covered in the Common Core

CLE

CU

GLE

SPI

Grand Total

45

501

109

464

1119

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…and deeper.

There were 28 cookies on a plate.

Five children each ate 1 cookie.

Two children each ate 3 cookies.

One child ate 5 cookies.

The rest of the children each ate 2 cookies.

Then the plate was empty


How
many children ate 2 cookies?
Use
multiplication equations
and other operations, if needed, to show how you found your
answer.


Jane thinks this question can be solved by dividing 28 by 2. She
is wrong. Explain using equations and operations why this is not
possible.





3
rd

Grade Math

3OA.3 (Operations and Algebraic thinking): Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in
situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with
a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problems.

Source: University of Pittsburgh, Copyrighted

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5
th

grade Math

A little
monkey had
60
peaches.


On
the first day he decided to keep 3/4 of his peaches.

He gave the rest away. Then he ate one
.


On the second day he decided to keep 7/11 of his peaches.

He gave the rest away. Then he ate one
.


On the third day he decided to keep 5/9 of his peaches.

He gave the rest away. Then he ate one
.


On the fourth day he decided to keep 2/7 of his peaches.

He gave the rest away. Then he ate one
.


On the fifth day he decided to keep 2/3 of his peaches.

He gave the rest away. Then he ate
one.


How
many did he have left at the end
?

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Topics

1

The context in Tennessee;

our purpose and goals

2

The Common Core Standards

3

TN

and KCS
Implementation Plan

4

How

you can help

& Resources

13

PARCC

PARCC Goals:

1.
Create high
-
quality assessments

2.
Build a pathway to college and
career readiness for
all

students

3.
Support educators in the classroom

4.
Develop 21
st

century, technology
-
based assessments

5.
Advance accountability at all levels


PARCC is state
-
led. There are 23 states. A subset of PARCC
states, including Tennessee, make up its Governing Board.


Collectively the PARCC states educate more than 25 million
students
.


PARCC
assessments will begin in ’14
-
’15 for grades 3
-
11 in ELA
and math


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PARCC Components

Summative Assessment Components:


Performance
-
Based Assessment (PBA)
administered as close to the end of the school
year as possible. The ELA/literacy PBA will focus on writing effectively when analyzing
text. The mathematics PBA will focus on applying skills, concepts, and understandings to
solve multi
-
step problems requiring abstract reasoning, precision, perseverance, and
strategic use of tools



End
-
of
-
Year Assessment (EOY)
administered after approx. 90% of the school year. The
ELA/literacy EOY will focus on reading comprehension. The math EOY will be comprised
of innovative, machine
-
scorable

items


Prototypes of PARCC Sample Items were released this summer.


15

Grade 7 Illustrative Sample Item

15

Sample 7
th

Grade Prototype

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Part A

Choose
one word that describes
Miyax

based on evidence from the text
. There is more than one correct choice listed below.

A.
reckless

B.
lively

C.
imaginative*

D.
observant*

E.
impatient

F.
confident

Part B

Find a sentence in the passage with details that support your response to Part A. Click on that sentence and drag and drop i
t i
nto the box below.


Part C

Find a second sentence in the passage with details that support your response to Part A. Click on that sentence and drag and

dr
op it into the box
below.


Grade 6 ELA

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PARCC Subjects

CURRENT

TCAP SUBJECTS

2014
-
2015 ASSESSMENT

ALIGNMENT

MATH

PARCC

READING

WRITING

SCIENCE

TCAP

SOCIAL

STUDIES

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Implementation Plan

2011
-
12

2012
-
13

2013
-
14

Grades K
-
2

Math and ELA

Grades 3
-
8

Math (partial)

Math
and
ELA

Grades 9
-
12

Pilot
ELA

Math and ELA

Grades

6
-
12

Literacy for social
studies, math, and
science

19

Focus Math Standards for this year

20

We will narrow the focus of the TCAP and expand
use of Constructed Response Assessments


PARCC

2011
-
2012

2012
-
2013

2013
-
2014

2014
-
2015

TCAP


We will remove 15
-
25% of SPIs that are not reflected in

Common Core State Standards from the TCAP NEXT year.




Constructed Response


We will expand the constructed response

assessment for all
grades
3
-
8,
fo
cused on the
TNCore

f
ocus

standards
for math
.

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2012
-
2013 assessment plan, math 3
-
8


Official Constructed
Response Assessment


(paper
-
based only,
scored by state, results
reported in July)


May


CRA 2

(paper and online
option, scored by
teachers in Field
Service Center
region, reported
by school team)

February


CRA 1

(paper and online
option, scored by
teachers in Field
Service Center
region, reported by
school team)

October

Student performance on the Constructed Response
Assessments will not affect teacher, school, or district
accountability for the next two years.

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ELA pilots


This year, we want to
broadly

support districts with interest to begin piloting
implementation of Common Core State Standards in 3
-
12 ELA.


There will be
no changes to the ELA TCAP or End of Course Exams
this year.


There will be changes to the
Writing Assessment
.

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Writing Assessment

Previous Writing Exams


5
th
, 8
th
, 11
th




Open Ended Prompts



Narrative, Expository,
Persuasive


Paper Based

2012
-
2013 Writing


Still 5
th
, 8
th

and 11th


Text Based Prompts


Same genre structure


8th and 11th Grade
Online, 5th Grade
optional online

2013
-
2014 Writing


Still 5
th
, 8
th

and 11
th


Text Based Prompts


Could be any genre, any
grade



8th and 11th Grade
Online, 5th Grade
optional online

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Topics

1

The context in Tennessee;

our purpose and goals

2

The Common Core Standards

3

TN

and KCS
Implementation Plan

4

How

you can help

& Resources

25

Parent Resources


Parents’ Guide to Student Success


http://www.pta.org/4446.htm



Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core


http://www.cgcs.org



Tennessee Common Core


www.tncore.org



KCS Common Core


www.commoncore.knoxschools.org



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Questions?

commoncore@knoxschools.org