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)
Common Core: Develop PA Common Core train the trainer modules and schedule training sessions across the state
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
2012-13 Keystone Exams Algebra
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.)
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.)
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:
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
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
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
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
The Common Core State Standards became PA’s Eligible Content.
CCSS Overview would serve well as a district’s Transition Plan.
Likely to be 4 Reporting Categories—
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
Standard Categories: Foundational Skills Informational Text Literature Writing Reporting Categories A: Literature B: Informational
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
Text Based Seminar Building on the Common Core By David T. Conley Educational Leadership, March 2011
Text-Based Seminar 12
Skim the article and make note of: Key
points Things that can’t be stressed enough Questions/Concerns
Share out – sticking to the prompts No
bird walking No war stories
Text-Based Seminar 13
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 14
Common Core Shifts Examining Our Practice 1. 2.
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 17
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,
Then nothing will change.