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Title: Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects An Overview for School Level and District Level Leadership


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Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in
English Language Arts and Literacy in
History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical
SubjectsAn Overview for School Level and
District Level Leadership
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  • It's what you learn after you know it all that
    counts.
  • John Wooden

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The Common Core State Standards Initiative
Beginning in the spring of 2009, Governors and
state commissioners of education from 48 states,
2 territories and the District of Columbia
committed to developing a common core of state
K-12 English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics
standards. Over 40 states have formally adopted
the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core
State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is a state-led
effort coordinated by the National Governors
Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State
School Officers (CCSSO). www.corestandards.org

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Why Common Core Standards?
  • Preparation The standards are college- and
    career-ready. They will help prepare students
    with the knowledge and skills they need to
    succeed in education and training after high
    school.
  • Competition The standards are internationally
    benchmarked. Common standards will help ensure
    our students are globally competitive.
  • Equity Expectations are consistent for all and
    not dependent on a students zip code.
  • Clarity The standards are focused, coherent, and
    clear. Clearer standards help students (and
    parents and teachers) understand what is expected
    of them.
  • Collaboration The standards create a foundation
    to work collaboratively across states and
    districts, pooling resources and expertise, to
    create curricular tools, professional
    development, common assessments, and other
    materials.

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Why are the Common Core State Standards for ELA
right for Georgia?
  • Previous work with the GPS has prepared Georgia
    for the implementation of the CCGPS.
  • Prior teacher and administrator GPS training
    ensures a smooth transition.
  • Although some content may be in different grade
    levels in CCSS, nearly all of the ELA standards
    are addressed.
  • CCSS expectations are consistent with a
    single/high-rigor diploma requirement for all
    students.

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How is adoption defined?
  • 100 of the Common Core K-12 standards in ELA
    must be adopted within 3 years.
  • States are allowed to add an additional 15 to
    the Common Core.
  • A state will have adopted when the authorizing
    body (Georgias State Board of Education) has
    taken formal action to adopt and implement the
    Common Core. (This occurred on July 8, 2010.)
  • States have flexibility as to how they
    communicate adoption relative to state standards.

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Thomas Fordham Institute
  • The State of State Standards--and the Common
    Core--in 2010 July 21, 2010
  • http//www.edexcellence.net/publicationsissues/pub
    lications/the-state-of-state.html

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Thomas Fordham Institute GPS and CCSS in 2010
  • Georgia (GPS) Grade B CCSS Grade B
  • Clarity and Specificity 2/3 Clarity
    Specificity 2/3
  • Content and Rigor 6/7 Content Rigor 6/7
  • Total GPS score 8/10 Total CCSS score 8/10
  • Georgia is one of 5 states receiving a score of
    B.
  • Only six scored better California, District of
    Columbia, and Indiana A Massachusetts, Texas,
    and Tennessee A-.
  • According to the Fordham Report, Georgia is one
    of 11 states considered to be in the same league
    as Common Core. Louisiana, Colorado, Virginia,
    and Oklahoma also scored a B.

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What about the alignment of CCSS with GPS?
  • The Achieve Online Comparison Tool was used in
    June of 2010 to create an alignment of CCSS to
    GPS. However, this process did not include
    alignment of repetitive standards across grade
    levels as well as alignment of each standard in
    each high school course. Nevertheless, the
    alignment tool reported an alignment percentage
    of 81.

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What does Alignment really mean?
  • Alignment is an approximate term used lightly to
    show a match or comparison.
  • Some GPS standards/elements align or match
    perfectly in all aspects of comparison to CCGPS.
  • Some GPS standards/elements align or match
    creatively in all aspects of comparison with
    CCGPS.

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Alignment continued
  • Sometimes, alignment occurs when a Common Core
    standard matches a GPS standard at a different
    grade level.
  • This grade level shift may be above the current
    GPS level or below it.
  • The alignment may occur across different domains.

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  • What are the Common Core State Standards for
    English Language Arts and Literacy in
    History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical
    Subjects?

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Common Core State Standards inEnglish Language
Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies,
Science, and Technical Subjects
  • College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards
  • Overarching standards for each strand that are
    further defined by grade-specific standards
  • Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts
    (CCGPS)
  • K-8, grade-by-grade
  • 9-10 and 11-12 grade bands for high school
  • Four strands Reading, Writing, Speaking and
    Listening, and Language
  • Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies,
    Science, and Technical Subjects
  • Standards are embedded at grades K-5
  • Content-specific literacy standards are provided
    for grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12

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College and Career Readiness Standards and Common
Core State Standards
  • The College and Career Readiness Standards were
    written first.
  • These standards are the goals or indicators
    for true college and career readiness once a
    student graduates high school.
  • Each Common Core State Standard is aligned to a
    college and career readiness standard.

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College and Career Readiness
(CCR) Anchor Standards
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College and Career Readiness Standards(CCR)
  • These standards anchor the document and define
    general, cross-disciplinary literacy expectations
    that must be met for students to be prepared to
    enter college and workforce training programs
    ready to succeed.

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The CCR is the ANCHOR for ELA CCGPS
  • There are 32 CCR Standards
  • 10 in Reading
  • 10 in Writing
  • 6 in Speaking and Listening
  • 6 in Language

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CCR Anchor Example for Reading
  • CCR
  • CCGPS
  • Reading Standard 1
  • Read closely to determine what the text says
    explicitly and to make logical inferences from
    it cite specific textual evidence when writing
    or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the
    text.
  • Reading Standard 1
  • (Kindergarten- Lit.) With prompting and support,
    ask and answer questions about key details in a
    text.
  • (7th grade Lit.) Cite several pieces of textual
    evidence to support analysis of what the text
    says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from
    the text.

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Common CoreSTATE STANDARDS INITIATIVEPREPARING
AMERICAS STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER
  • These K-12 grade-specific standards define
    end-of-year expectations and a cumulative
    progression designed to enable students to meet
    college and career readiness expectations no
    later than the end of high school.

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Common Core State Standards for English Language
Arts
  • CCGPS
  • (There are four strands in ELA.)
  • Readinggt 9 standards (lit.)
  • 10 standards (inf.)
  • Writinggt 10 standards
  • Speaking Listeninggt 6 standards
  • Languagegt 6 standards

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Key Features of the ELA Standards
  • Reading Text Complexity and the growth of
    comprehension
  • Writing Text Types, responding to reading, and
    research
  • Speaking and Listening Flexible communication
    and collaboration
  • Language Conventions, effective use, and
    vocabulary

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Who is responsible for which portion of the
Standards?
  • A single K-5 section lists standards for reading,
    writing, speaking and listening, and language
    across the curriculum, reflecting the fact that
    most or all of the instruction students in these
    grades receive comes from one teacher.
  • Grades 6-12 are covered in two content
    area-specific sections, the first for the ELA
    teacher and the second for teachers of
    history/social studies, science, and technical
    subjects.

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Support Documents for ELA Common Core
  • Appendix A Research Glossary of Key Terms
  • Appendix B Text Exemplars Sample Performance
    Tasks
  • Appendix C Samples of Student Writing
  • Language Progression Chart
  • www.corestandards.org

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Non-negotiables
  • The Georgia State Board of Education adopted the
    Common Core State Standards and named them The
    Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
    (CCGPS).
  • These standards were adopted as written and must
    be addressed at the specified grade level.
  • We were allowed to adopt 15 of the current GPS
    to the CCGPS.

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ELAs 15
  • November December Teachers provided feedback
    regarding the 15.
  • January ELA Advisory Council met and studied the
    feedback.
  • February ELA Precision Review Team met and
    recommended the additions.
  • March ELA Precision Review Team and ELA Advisory
    Council met to begin resource work.

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What are the additions from GPS?
  1. Kindergarten No additions
  2. 1st Grade Writing and Language
  3. 2nd Grade Writing and Language
  4. 3rd grade Language
  5. 4th grade Language
  6. 5th through 8th No additions
  7. 9-10th and 11-12th / Language

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How are we preparing for CCGPS implementation?
  • State English Language Arts team drafted initial
    alignment documents for each grade level
    webinars and face-to-face sessions focused on the
    alignment educators across the state submitted
    feedback regarding the alignment.
  • The ELA Advisory Council sorted through the
    feedback as well as new alignment drafts and
    provided recommendations on alignment.
  • Precision Review Teams were convened to review
    the feedback and make recommendations regarding
    alignment issues as well as additions to CCGPS
    from GPS.
  • The recommendations of the ELA Precision Review
    Team were vetted with the ELA Advisory Council.
  • The ELA Advisory Council and Precision Review
    Team convened to begin work on teacher guidance.
  • ELAs proposed additions will be presented to
    GADOE leadership.
  • Professional learning and development of
    resources will be the number one focus for
    2011-12., with an implementation year of 2012-13.

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English Language Arts CCGPS Timeline
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How are we preparing for CCGPS assessment?
  • Curriculum has been invited to the initial
    meetings of the design and development of the
    CCSS assessments through the PARCC Consortium
    Georgia is a governing member of the 26 state
    collaborative.
  • We have been assured by our assessment division
    that curriculum will continue to drive assessment.

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CCGPS Precision Review Status Report
  • School year 2011-12 will be focused on
    professional learning for K-12 English language
    arts teachers as well as professional learning in
    literacy for history, social studies, science,
    and technical subjects teachers.
  • Coordination will occur between the ELA team and
    IT to develop and manage a professional learning
    blueprint as well as ongoing professional
    learning opportunities.
  • Race to the Top and Gates grants will target
    sustained professional learning and will provide
    the needed funding.
  • Data analysis will direct decisions regarding the
    specific focus for professional learning.

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Leader Actions
  • Include a CCGPS overview in your pre-planning
    agenda.
  • Include a CCGPS overview in your parent, PTA, and
    community meetings.
  • Ensure that 100 of your English language arts
    teachers participate in the GaDOE and RESA
    facilitated professional learning sessions.
  • Make CCGPS the focus of your district level and
    school level professional learning.

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Contact Information
  • Kim Jeffcoat
  • GaDOE English Language Arts Coordinator
  • kjeffcoat_at_doe.k12.ga.us
  • 404-463-1933(Office)
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