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Feb 22, 2016
Gene Wilhoit, CCSSODane Linn, NGA Center
May 9, 2011
1:30 2:00 pm Common Core 101: What Is It and How Did We Get Here?Brief background presentations from NGA and CCSSO on the development of the new standards and higher educations involvement in defining college readiness. Gene Wilhoit-CCSSO, Dane Linn-NGA
2:00 3:30 pmDeconstructing the Core: The ELA and Math Common Core State StandardsA panel discussion facilitated by Gene Wilhoit with the ELA and mathematics standards writers on how these new standards will more effectively prepare students to be college and career ready. David Coleman and William McCallum
1Common Core State Standards InitiativeState-led and developed standards for grades K-12 in English language arts and mathematics
Led by Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center)
42 states and DC have fully adopted the Common Core State Standards; 1 state has provisionally adopted the standards; and 1 state has adopted the ELA standards only.
3Why do we need common standards? Why now?Disparate standards across statesGlobal competitionTodays jobs require different skills
For many young people, a high school degree isnt preparing them for college or a good job.
According to a 2006 survey, conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, 84 percent of college faculty believe that incoming students are not at all prepared or only somewhat prepared for college level coursework. The survey also shed light on a large college readiness perception gap between high school instructors and college professors. With regards to college level writing, 6 percent of professors said their students were well prepared, compared to 36 percent of high school teachers. Only 4 percent of professors said their students were well prepared for college level math work, compared to 37 percent of high school teachers.4Standards Development ProcessCollege- and career-readiness standards for English language arts and mathematics developed summer of 2009Based on the college and career readiness standards, K-12 standards for each grade were developed
5Standards Development ProcessExternal and State Feedback teams included:Postsecondary FacultyK-12 Faculty and staffState curriculum and assessments expertsResearchersNational Organizations (including, but not limited, to):
American Council on Education (ACE) American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC)Mathematics Association of America (MAA)National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS)American Statistical Association (ASA)Modern Language Association (MLA)National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) 6College-Ready DefinitionPrepare students for success in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses (2 and 4 year postsecondary institutions) in domains of reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and mathematicsThe writing teams worked closely with SHEEO, ACT, College Board, and Achieve to develop and refine the college and career readiness standards. Additionally, the feedback and work groups were comprised of leading experts from higher education. 7Why is this important for higher education?Lower remediation rates Reduces costs for IHEs and increases likelihood of graduation
8Leverage PointsTighter link for students between high school and post-secondary education Tighter link for teachers between pre-service education and the classroom
Not trying to define what entrance criteria for college are or say everything that makes a student college ready. We are defining the ELA and mathematics content and skills a student needs to be successful when entering college.
CCSSO, AASCU, and SHEEO focused on these transition points.9www.corestandards.org