Pennsylvania`s Transition to the Common Core State Standards

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PENNSYLVANIA’S TRANSITION TO THE
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
February 24, 2012
COMMON CORE TRANSITION TIMELINE
DATE
February 24, 2012
February 29, 2012
ACTIVITY
Common Core: Revision of Assessment Anchor/Eligible Content in Math, Reading, and Writing in grades 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 to align to Common Core Standards
Common Core: Development of PA Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math
Common Core: Targeted date for roll-out of PA Common Core Standards/Assessment Anchors/Eligible
Content
(added LJStollar)
March 2012
Common Core: Develop PA Common Core train the trainer modules and schedule training sessions across
the state
March 2012
Common Core: Revise Curriculum Framework and align to PA Common Core Standards; begin alignment
of SAS resources to PA Common Core Standards
Assessment: PSSA and PSSA-M Reading and Math (aligned to PA
Academic Standards) at Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Assessment: Field Test: PSSA English Language Arts (aligned to PA
Common Core Standards) at Grades 3, 4, 5
2012 - 2013
Assessment: PSSA Writing (aligned to PA Academic Standards) at
Grades 5, 8
Assessment: PSSA and PSSA-M Science (aligned to PA Academic
Standards) at Grades 4, 8
Assessment: Keystone Exams – Algebra I, Biology, Literature
Assessment: PSSA English Language Arts and Math (aligned to PA
Common Core Standards) Implementation at Grades 3, 4, 5
Assessment: Field Test: PSSA English Language Arts (aligned to PA
Common Core Standards) at Grades 6, 7, 8
2013 - 2014
Assessment: PSSA and PSSA-M Reading and Math (aligned to PA
Academic Standards) at Grades 6, 7, 8
Assessment: PSSA Writing (aligned to PA Academic Standards) at
Grades 8
Assessment: PSSA and PSSA-M Science (aligned to PA Academic
Standards) at Grades 4, 8
Assessment: Keystone Exams – Algebra I, Biology, Literature
2014 - 2015
Assessment: PSSA English Language Arts and Math (aligned to PA
Common Core Standards) at Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Implementation at
Grades 6, 7, 8)
Assessment: PSSA and PSSA-M Science (aligned to PA Academic
Standards) at Grades 4, 8
Assessment: Keystone Exams – Algebra I, Biology, Literature
Keystone Exams
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2012-13 Keystone Exams
 Algebra
I
 Biology
 Literature
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NO Civics and Gov’t; NO field testing
Governor has proposed removal of 1/3 requirement;
student will demonstrate PROFICIENCY on exam to
fulfill state requirement (be attuned to State Board
Hearings regarding Chapter 4.)
Keystone Exams
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Governor has proposed full implementation of PA
Graduation Requirement to be delayed until the
2016-17 school year.
That means that this year’s 7th grade class must demonstrate
proficiency on the Algebra I, Biology, and Literature
Keystone upon graduation. (NOTE: Any 7th grader taking
Algebra I during 2011-12 would be ‘grandfathered’ due to
the Keystone Exam hiatus.)
th
11
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It is projected that this is the last year for the 11th grade
PSSA (2011-12).
A transition plan to move toward Keystones for purposes of
AYP must be shared with the USDoE. Proposed ideas:
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Grade PSSA
Bank 7th and 8th grade scores for the future.
Let student retake Keystone with highest score counting toward AYP.
Identify a grade level by which all student assessment data will be in
place.
PDE acknowledged there will be years in which some
students will not take an assessment at the High School
level.
PSSA Writing Assessment
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PSSA Writing Assessment in grades 3-8 will be
embedded in the REVISED ELA PSSA to be
implemented for
Grades 3, 4, 5 in 2014
 Grades 6, 7, 8 in 2015
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Grade 11 is uncertain at this point as the Composition
Keystone Exam is no longer on the table. There is some
discussion to revise the Literature Keystone Exam to
include writing.
Keystone
Project Based Assessments
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Proposed Regulation changes to move the Keystone Project
Based Assessment (PBA) to the Senior year. This would
become operational in 2017. Proposed changes would also
include the ending of the ‘Graduation Project’ in 2016.
Focus Groups –HS Principals—March 1, 2012 at LIU from
9:30-11:30 am.
Field Testing this Spring for Algebra I, Biology, Literature (2
modules each). Please contact Lori Stollar if interested.
PA Common Core – Mathematics
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The Common Core State Standards became PA’s Eligible Content.
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CCSS Overview would serve well as a district’s Transition Plan.
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Likely to be 4 Reporting Categories—
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Numbers and Operations
Algebraic Concepts
Geometry
Data Analysis and Probability
A.
Measurement and Data
B.
Statistics and Probability
Note: Do not overlook the importance of the mathematical
practice—application is critical; it’s not about solving
equations.
As interpreted by LJStollar, 2/16/12
PA Common Core –
English Language Arts
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Standard Categories:
 Foundational Skills
 Informational Text
 Literature
 Writing
Reporting Categories
 A: Literature
 B: Informational
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A-K and B-K: Key Ideas and Details
A-C and B-C: Craft and Structure/Integration
A-V and B-V: Vocab Acquisition and Use
As interpreted by LJStollar, 2/17/12
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Text Based Seminar
Building on the Common Core
By David T. Conley
Educational Leadership, March 2011
Text-Based Seminar
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Skim the article and make note of:
 Key
points
 Things that can’t be stressed enough
 Questions/Concerns
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Share out – sticking to the prompts
 No
bird walking
 No war stories
Text-Based Seminar
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A key point in the article is…
Something that can’t be stressed enough is…
A question/concern I have is…
ELA/Literacy & Math Shifts
6 Shifts in ELA/Literacy
Balancing Informational and Literary Text
Building Knowledge in the Disciplines
Staircase of Complexity
Text-based Answers
Writing from Sources
Academic Vocabulary
6 Shifts in Mathematics
Focus
Coherence
Fluency
Deep Understanding
Applications
Dual Intensity
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Common Core Shifts
Examining Our Practice
1.
2.
3.
Review the ‘Shift’ document individually.
Individually, record your thoughts on post-it notes
(one thought per note.) Consider, what were your
aha’s? What are the implications for students? For
teachers? How will instructional practice need to
change to meet these shifts?
Share out round-robin within your group, each
adding a thought until you have depleted your postit notes. Use an affinity process to group ‘alike’
ideas.
Common Core Resources
Think – Link – Discuss
Old Boxes
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People are the next step!
If people just swap out the old standards and put
the new CCSS in the old boxes…
 into
old systems and procedures;
 into the old relationships;
 into old instructional materials formats; and
 into old assessment tools,
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Then nothing will change.

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