The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence





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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2011

• Historical context of the need for change in ELA Standards
• Five critical shifts from earlier standards: text complexity; analysis, inference and evidence; writing to sources; mastery of writing and speaking; academic vocabulary
• Importance of academic vocabulary, especially for English Learners


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    The Importance of Mathematics Progressions from the Student Perspective

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    The Importance of Mathematics Progressions

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    High School Math Courses

  4. 4

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking

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    Whole Numbers to Fractions in Grades 3-6

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    Mathematical Practices, Focus and Coherence in the Classroom

  7. 7

    The Importance of Mathematical Practices

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    The Importance of Focus in Mathematics

  9. 9

    The Importance of Coherence in Mathematics

  10. 10

    The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence

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    The Crucial Role of Higher Education and Business in Developing the Standards

  12. 12

    Speaking and Listening: The Key Role of Evidence

  13. 13

    Conventions of Standard English Writing and Speaking

  14. 14

    Text-Dependent Analysis in Action: Examples From Dr. MLK, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

  15. 15

    Literacy in Other Disciplines

  16. 16

    Literary Non-Fiction in the Classroom: Opening New Worlds for Students

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    Literary Non-Fiction in Grades 6-12: Opening New Worlds for Teachers and Students

  18. 18

    The Balance of Informational and Literary Texts in K-5

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    Writing to Inform and Make Arguments

  20. The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

  21. 21

    The Mathematics Standards: How They Were Developed and Who Was Involved

  22. 22

    Common Core State Standards: Principles of Development

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    Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

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    Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success (Stand Alone)

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    Los estándares estatales de educación: Una nueva base para el éxito estudiantil (español)

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    Common Core In the Classroom: Math in Context Algebra that "Makes Sense"

  27. 27

    Hands, Minds Open: The Changing Face of Science Education

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    Preparing for College and Careers -- High School Science Education

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    Exploration, Discovery, Learning -- Middle School Science Education

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    Building the Foundations -- Elementary School Science Education

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    Inquiry-Based K-12 Science Instruction

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    Vignette #10 Assessment and the Common Core

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    Vignette #9 School Leaders and the Common Core

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    Vignette #8 Mathematics

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    Vignette #7 English Language Arts

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    Vignette #6 Raising the Bar: Implications on Test Scores

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    Vignette #5 Military, Mobility and the Common Core

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    Vignette #4 A Conversation with The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware

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    Vignette #3 Standards Not Curriculum

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    Vignette #2 A State led Effort

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    Vignette #1 A Conversation with PTA President Otha Thornton

  42. 42

    #2 Reflections on Common Core From Educators

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    #1 The Need for Improved Student Outcomes (Common Core Overview)

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    PTA Common Core Video Trailer

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    Helping English Learners Successfully Transition to College and Career Ready Standards

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    Understanding English Learners with Dr. Jim Johnson, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill

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    Understanding English Learners with Kati Haycock, President of the Education Trust

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    The Education Challenges of English Learners

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    The Importance of Preparing English Learners for College and Career Ready Standards

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    State Strategies for English Learner Achievement

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    Preparing Teachers to Support English Learner Achievement

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    Helping English Learners Develop the Skills They Need to Succeed

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