SDE: Common Core State Standards in Connecticut

{Common Core State Standards in Connecticut}

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This 14-minute video introduces the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics for the Middle grades:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-state-standards-middle-school

This 14-minute video introduces the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics for the High School grades:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-state-standards-high-school

This 14-minute video introduces the Common Core State Standards for ELA:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-standards-ela?fd=1

This 14-minute video introduces the Common Core State Standards for Math:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/common-core-state-standards-for-math?fd=1

Coming Soon – ideas for lessons to bring the CCSS alive in your classroom. Watch this space and give us feedback on what you find most useful at this page.

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On July 7, 2010, with a unanimous vote, the Connecticut State Board of Education (SBE) adopted new national academic standards known as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics that will establish what Connecticut’s public school students should know and be able to do as they progress through Grade K-12.

Common Core State Standards: Connecticut’s Vision

Since the SBE’s adoption of the Common Core, districts across Connecticut have begun implementation of the standards and made preparations for the next generation of assessments.  However, more needs to be done in order to ensure our students are college- and career-ready. As part of the CSDE's revised strategic plan for implementation of the Common Core, which was presented to the SBE on December 5, 2012, the Academic Office has begun a process to reset, prepare, implement, and improve implementation of the Common Core statewide for the 2013-2014 school year and beyond. (Three minute video explaining the Common Core State Standards)

How are the standards transforming teaching and learning? 

The Connecticut State Department of Education sponsored a statewide forum on "Connecticut’s Vision for Implementing the Common Core State Standards."  The forum, held September 26, 2011...

K-12 Publisher's Criteria for Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics REVISED

Developed by David Coleman and Susan Pimentel, two lead authors of the Common Core State Standards, these criteria are intended to help curriculum developers and publishers determine what to include and what to exclude in instructional materials.  Districts may consider using these documents in order to judge alignment of published resources such as textbooks and core programs.

The criteria for English language arts (ELA) materials are provided in two documents, one for grades K-2, and one for grades 3-12.  The documents for grades 3-12 also includes criteria for history/social students, science, and technical materials for grades 6-12. 

The criteria for mathematics materials are provided in one document for grades K-8.

K-12 Tri-State Rubric for Common Core State Standards in English language arts and Mathematics

The Tri-State Collaborative (composed of educational leaders from Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island and facilitated by Achieve) has developed criterion-based rubrics and review processes to evaluate the quality of lessons and units intended to address the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Math.  Districts may consider using these documents in order to judge alignment of classroom lessons and units.

The Tri-State Rubric materials for English language arts (ELA) are provided in two documents, one for guidance and one is the rubric for grades 3-12. 

The Tri-State Rubric materials for mathematics are provided in two documents, one for guidance and one is the rubric for grades 3-12. 

Grade-by-Grade Parent Guides to the Common Core in English and Spanish

The Council of the Great City Schools has developed content and grade-specific parent roadmaps that provide detailed information for parents about the expectations of the Common Core in English Language Arts and Literacy and Mathematics. These roadmaps include examples of grade-level focus in the content area using parent-friendly language, sample progressions of learning across three grade levels in the Common Core, and tips to parents on communicating with teachers about their child’s work and how to support student learning at home. CGCS completed the high school-level guides in February 2013, completing the set of guides from K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. More translations will follow throughout the school year.

K-12 Parent Guides:ELA/Literacy  K-12 Parent Guides: Mathematics

Common Core State Standards and English Language Learner Framework "Connections"

English/Language Arts

ELL CCSS Video Series

The Northeast Comprehensive Center, in conjunction w/the Connecticut State Department of Education, has developed a series of short videos to support the successful implementation of the ELA Common Core State Standards. The video series provides instructional strategies for Middle School teachers working to successfully engage English language learners with the ELA Common Core State Standards. The link below will take you to the series collection and corresponding handouts.

http://www.northeastcompcenter.org/?p=941

Resources

» ELA Resources
    • October 2012 English Language Proficiency Development (ELPD) Framework
    • Fall Language Arts Council 2012
    • 8/15/12 Supplemental Information for Appendix A
    • Revised 4/12/12: Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in Grades K-2 [PDF]
    • Revised 4/12/12: Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy in Grades 3-12 [PDF]
    • District Implementation Guide [PDF]

For more information, please contact Jennifer Webb at 860-713-6754 or Jennifer.webb@ct.gov.

Mathematics

Mathematics Units of Study

CT Mathematics Unit Planning Organizers are designed to be a resource for developers of curriculum. The documents feature standards organized in units with key concepts and skills identified, and a suggested pacing guide for the unit. The Standards for Mathematical Practice are an integral component of CT Standards (CCSS); they are evident and highlighted accordingly in the units.

The information in the unit planning organizers can easily be placed into the curriculum model in use at the local level during the revision process. It is expected that local and/or regional curriculum development teams determine the "Big Ideas" and accompanying "Essential Questions" as they complete the units with critical vocabulary, suggested instructional strategies, activities and resources.

Note that all standards are important and are eligible for inclusion on the large scale assessment to be administered during the 2014-15 school year. The Standards were written to emphasize correlations and connections within mathematics. The priority and supporting standard identification process emphasized that coherence. Standards were identified as priority or supporting based on the critical areas of focus described in the CT Standards, as well as the connections of the content within and across the K-12 domains and conceptual categories. In some instances, a standard identified as priority actually functions as a supporting standard in a particular unit. No stratification or omission of practice or content standards is suggested by the system of organization utilized in the units.

» K-12 Math Units of Study
    » Kindergarten
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• Unit 8 [DOC]
• Unit 9 [DOC]
    » Grade 1
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• Unit 8 [DOC]
    » Grade 2
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• Unit 8 [DOC]
• Unit 9 [DOC]
• Unit 10 [DOC]
    » Grade 3
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• Unit 8 [DOC]
    » Grade 4
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOCX]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• Unit 8 [DOC]
    » Grade 5
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOCX]
• Unit 5 [DOCX]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• Unit 8 [DOC]
    » Grade 6
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOCX]
• Unit 2 [DOCX]
• Unit 3 [DOCX]
• Unit 4 [DOCX]
• Unit 5 [DOCX]
• Unit 6 [DOCX]
• Unit 7 [DOCX]
    » Grade 7
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOCX]
• Unit 2 [DOCX]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
    » Grade 8
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Pacing Guide [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOCX]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
    » High School Geometry
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOCX]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]
• Unit 7 [DOC]
• High School Algebra I [DOCX]
    » High School Algebra II
• Illustrated Practices [DOC]
• Unit 1 [DOC]
• Unit 2 [DOC]
• Unit 3 [DOC]
• Unit 4 [DOC]
• Unit 5 [DOC]
• Unit 6 [DOC]

Resources

» Mathematics Resources
 
    • Algebra I Curriculum [PDF]
    • How to Access the Algebra Resources on Moodle [PDF]
    • Transition Plan [PDF]
    • District Implementation Guide [SWF]
For more information, please contact Charlene Tate Nichols at 860-713-6757 or charlene.tate.nichols@ct.gov or Jennifer Michalek at 860-713-6557 or Jennifer.michalek@ct.gov.

Contact

Please contact Dr. Dianna Roberge-Wentzell at 860-713-6775.





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