Kentucky Core Academic Standards Spencer County Schools 2010-2011 “It’s not just another thing… It’s the most important thing.” Today’s Focus To provide a general overview of the Kentucky Core Academic Standards document. What’s in a Name? Is it Common Core State Standards? OR Kentucky Core Academic Standards? KWL Tell me what you already know about the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). What do you think you need to know about the KCAS? Discuss what you have learned about KCAS? (Exit Slip) Senate Bill 1 Focus on college / career readiness Revised standards Revised assessment system Collaborate across all groups / levels Improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning Key Points Part of SB 1 KCAS are based on the National Standards Focus on college/career readiness Adopted by 34 states Assessment begins 2011-2012 Addresses English/Language Arts and Math E/LA also includes Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects English/Language Arts Anchor Standards – These ‘anchors’ define general, crossdisciplinary expectations that indicate readiness to enter college/workforce. There are 4 sets of ‘anchors’ which will be the same K – 12: - Reading - Writing - Language - Speaking/Listening Strands – The ‘anchors’ are divided into “strands” (i.e. Key Ideas and Details under Reading). Grade Specific Standards – These ‘standards’ define endof-year expectations designed to guide student progression. Grade Bands – ‘Standards’ are divided into individual grade ‘bands’ (grades K-8) and two years bands for high schools (grades 9 -12). Appendices – These include exemplar texts, performance tasks and student work. “The focus of the new standards is on RESULTS rather than MEANS.” Strands English/Language Arts Anchor Standards Grade Specific Standards English/Language Arts Grade Bands Strands Other Literacy Points Integrated Model, which includes research and media skills. Shared responsibility for literacy development. Science, Social Studies and Technical Subjects are addressed for grades 6 – 12. Math Math standards are organized by grade level K – 8. High school standards are arranged by strands: Number/Quantity Algebra Functions Modeling Geometry Statistics/Probability Math Mathematical Practices – describe varieties of expertise that mathematic educators at all levels should seek to develop. Domains – overarching concepts and topics: (e.g. Numbers and Operations in Base 10) Clusters – groups of related standards within each Domain: (e.g. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.) Standards – define what students should understand/be able to do: (e.g. Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.) Standards for Mathematical Content (page 5) Overview Pages Grade 5/page 34 High School/ page 59 Domains Clusters Standards Not on overview page Standards for Mathematical Content Domain Cluster Standards Future Considerations How does Everyday Math align with the KCAS? How does ACT Quality Core align with the KCAS? How does the Springboard Curriculum align with the KCAS? When will we receive the standards for Science and Social Studies? How can the related arts support the KCAS? How do we provide a bridge for students as we implement the new standards? How do we provide support to struggling students? Resources New standards and other resources are posted on KDE website. Also see www.commoncore.org from the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project for units that address each standard. Exit Slip Discuss what you have learned about Kentucky Core Academic Standards. Think about what you will do next.