Arizona’s Career and college Ready Standards. Background information. Goal: “ …help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy by the end of high school” Council of Chief State School Officers & National Governor’s Association - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Review of ACCR
Arizonas Career and college Ready StandardsBackground informationGoal: help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy by the end of high schoolCouncil of Chief State School Officers & National Governors AssociationBased on feed-back from a wide group of interested parties.AZCCR ELA standards in history/social studies, science and technical subjects do NOT replace content standards.5. In an executive order, the governor said she was reaffirming Arizonas right to set education policy. Her order spells out no standards or curriculum shall be imposed on Arizona by the federal government. Sept 23, 2013Define what ALL students are expected to know and be able to do, NOT on how teachers should teach p.7 ACCR guide lines
Not standards, but goalsDemonstrate independence: w/o scaffolding, comprehend and evaluate complex texts across all content areas. ..become self-directed learners, be resourceful.Build Strong Content knowledge: wide range of content knowledge; share their knowledge through writing and speakingRespond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline: recognize characteristics of audience.Comprehend as well as Critique: open-minded, discerning, listening; use evidence to support ideasUse technology and digital media: enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. Be able to be efficient with online researchUnderstand other perspectives and culturesKey Features of standardsReading: Text complexityWriting: Text types, responding to reading and research (evidence)Speaking and Listening: formal presentations, intrapersonal skills, work together, listen to ideasLanguage: Conventions, effective use and vocabulary.ACCR Shifts and Anchor standardsShift 1 Balancing Informational & Literary TextStudents read a true balance of informational and literary texts. Shift 2 Knowledge in the DisciplinesStudents build knowledge about the world (domains/ content areas) through TEXT rather than the teacher or activitiesShift 3 Staircase of ComplexityStudents read the central, grade appropriate text around which instruction is centered. Teachers are patient, create more time and space and support in the curriculum for close reading.Shift 4 Text-based AnswersStudents engage in rich and rigorous evidence based conversations about text. Shift 5 Writing from SourcesWriting emphasizes use of evidence from sources to inform or make an argument. Shift 6 Academic VocabularyStudents constantly build the transferable vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. This can be done effectively by spiraling like content in increasingly complex texts.
English Language StandardsREADING STANDARDS Literature and Informational TextKey ideas, DetailsCraft and Structure interpret words, phrases, POVIntegration of Knowledge and Ideas integration/evaluation, arguments, compare & contrastRange of Reading and Level of Text Complexity independence and proficientlyWriting standardsText Types and Purposes argumentative, informational, etcProduction and Distribution of Writing development, organization and styleappropriate for task/audienceResearch to Build and Present knowledge investigation, use multiple sources, evidence-based.Range of Writing Write all the time!!! Long-term and short-term assignmentsSpeaking and listening standardsComprehension and CollaborationParticipate effectively w/wide group of diverse partners, build on others ideasIntegration of ideas from presentations and other media sourcesEvaluation of speakers POV, evidence, etc2. Presentation of Knowledge and IdeasOrganization of research/evidence in logical structure.Strategic use and integration of digital media. Data, graphs, imbedded mediaUse of academic, formal English language.Defending The MissionBut the Common Core (or whatever your state decides to call it) is all about analysis; the idea is that the Dear Jack student , within the new guidelines, should not only be able to solve the problem, but to articulate why another student got it wrong.
This is an effort to combine simple math with analysis and literacy, and what the common core is trying to accomplish; it is not a curriculum, but a clear set of shared goals and expectations for what knowledge and skills will help our students succeed. (Common Core Mission Statement)
Reading: Text Dependent questionsThe new standards reflect an effort to require students to be able to reference the text directly to answer questions, rather than simply generalizing . (aka B.S. ing)
The idea is that students should be able to provide evidence for their thinking, and articulate that evidence. This is what has students and parents frustrated, and has caused some of the backlash as seen on the Glenn Beck show:
Pq4rPreviewPreview text- title, visuals, headings, sub headings, whats emphasized, organizationQuestionForm questions ReadFormulate answers to questions; annotateReflectConnections to prior knowledge; big ideas, so what?ReciteState main points out loud. Generate questions (levels of complexity)ReviewSummarize, abstracts, One-Pagers, assessmentsText Dependent Questions