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Re: Common Core Implementation
Posted: Jan 15, 2011 1:20 PM
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I agree but I really don't know what kind of magicians are expected of we K-8 teachers. Already, I have a packed curriculum and really don't know where and when I can squeeze in another topic, such as percents. I have 4 7th grade classes and one accelerated 7th grade class and now % is really done in 8th grade where they compute all of the percentage type problems but that will be moved to 7th grade. When I mentioned it at a recent meeting with some people outside our district, they did not seem too concerned because they said every level teaches %ages and they will just be able to catch up--it is a really easy topic and no problem-we should not be worried about %ages--hope that is true.

I wish I knew the answer, and you can be rest assured our administrators will NOT want us to spend less time on the 2005 curriculum as that is what is going to be tested in 2011 and 2012 and that is what the state uses for school accountablity.

Yes, once again K-8 gets curriculum dumped onto us with no time to put the curriculum into place one grade level at a time--all changes magically made in one year. Once again there will be a cohert that will suffer--but at least they will really get the Pythagorean Theorem!! That will be in 7th and in 8th grade! I know there are many more examples, but I just picked out those two.

Maybe if we don't have final examinations at our building (I am doubtful they will drop them), we could use the time from the test to the last day of school to concentrate on those items that those groups of students will miss.

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Iva Jean Tennant

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From: Evan Romer <>
Sent: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: Common Core Implementation

My feeling on this is that although the May 2012 test will be aligned to the 2005 standards, we need of think about how to teach some the CCSS standards during 2011-12. If we don't, it will make the CCSS in 2012-13 very frustrating for students and teachers, because the CCSS 8th grade standards (for example) assume that students know the CCSS 7th grade (and prior) material. It will be too much for 8th graders to master in one year On the other hand, if we do incorporate CCSS next year, it will be frustrating for students and teachers because next year in 7th grade (for example), how do you teach both the 2005 standards and CCSS? Again, too much to cover in one year. So I think we have to strike a balance. If we don't do it right (I'm thinking primarily of K-8 here), we'll end up will whole cohorts of students with gaps in their foundation.

Evan Romer
Susquehanna Valley HS
Conklin NY 13748

On Jan 14, 2011, at 8:18AM, wrote:

> The SED document (> ) may be of help. See excerpt below.
> (1) Although a sequenced curriculum is to be available, it is > unknown if districts will be required to use it. My guess is we > will, since the state testing during the year will be aligned to the > sequence.
> (2) In 2011-2012, we will still be tested on the 2005 standard. > After the NYS assessment, we should begin the new CCSS. We will be > first tested on the CCSS during the 2012-2013 school year.
> Barb Amedro
> Oswego County BOCES
> In a message dated 01/13/11 9:31:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,> writes:
> I hope someone can answer two questions for me.
> 1. Is there going to be a required sequence of topics with a > timeline for each grade?
> 2. In school year 2011-2012 the achievement expectations are > unchanged but the new curriculum will be taught?
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