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Progress Report on CCSS
Last Post 28 Feb 2012 06:01 PM by Lorie. 5 Replies.
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Melissa ParmaUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:914
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30 Jan 2012 11:49 AM
    blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning_fo...ore_1.html

    Stephanie Hirsh does a great job summarizing the progress so far and the inherent difficulties in the transition to the Common Core. Especially heartening was to see the note about the untenable position that teachers are placed in: do I prep kids for the current assessments in my state or do I prep kids for the CCSS assessments? Do I teach with the CCSS as my guide but still have to prep students for the "old" state assessment?

    I know that feeling. This year, my Pre-AP Algebra 2 class has three 9th graders. They will take our new End of Course exam in May. Its content is 100% Algebra 2 material. The rest of the class, being 10th graders, are members of the last cohort of students who will continue to take the old assessment (TAKS). The TAKS test for 10th graders contains mostly Algebra 1 and Geometry material. It is going to be a fun and highly differentiated spring!

    Carol KroetchUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:7
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    23 Feb 2012 08:53 AM
    We are haveing the same issue here we want to start on the core but are afraid of missing something that the students need to know for the D-step. We are meeting in groups and trying to align the core with the SD standards to enhance what we are teaching and try to cover both.
    Melissa ParmaUser is Offline Senior Member Senior Member Posts:914
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    23 Feb 2012 08:23 PM
    Yep, that seems to be the only way to make it work during the transition: "try to cover both". As if trying to cover one set of expectations isn't challenging enough!

    Wendy SchamberUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:7
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    24 Feb 2012 02:08 PM
    This is such a factor for all of us right now and really stresses the importance of vertical alignment. Perhaps all of the districts (mine included) will put more emphasis on cleaning up our districts K-12 alignment with the implementation of the Common Core.
    Jen BenikeUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:2
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    28 Feb 2012 11:06 AM
    This is probably my biggest fear as well. How are we going to implement new, tougher standards when our kids are still struggling to keep up with the ones we have now? We can pour all the water that we want into the pail, but what plans are there to get the kids to drink? In studying the CCSS standards compared to the SD standards, CCSSM seem more specific, but I also noticed that many of the standards for Algebra I in CCSSM are in the advanced category in the SD standards. Yikes!
    LorieUser is Offline New Member New Member Posts:7
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    28 Feb 2012 06:01 PM
    At our last CCSS workshop in Aberdeen, one group of teachers expressed their concern for this very topic---that by transitioning to the common core there could be a group of students with a gap in the coverage of the standards. One example of this is with percent being moved down to 7th grade. 7th graders who do not get the work with percent before the transition to common core might miss out on percent problems. The teachers in the group seemed to think that during the transition some topics may have to be covered at both grade levels.
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