Showing posts with label standards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label standards. Show all posts

Sunday, September 20, 2009

What Do You Think of the Common Core State Standards?

For the past several months, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association have been beavering away at developing new college and career readiness standards in the English language arts (including reading and writing). I've been a part of that process.

These are the standards are that 46 states have signed onto, and that Arne Duncan has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to test. They aren't complete, but today, the organizations have provided the first official public draft of the standards. Once these are finalized, they will start backmapping down from here to Kindergarten, detailing what will need to be accomplished to get students to this point when they leave high school.

If you want to weigh in on these, you can do so at www.corestandards.org by October 21.

Here are the ELA standards:

http://sites.google.com/site/shanahanstuff/home/core-standards