ERIC Number: ED522226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Common Core State Standards
Kendall, John S.
Now that the Common Core standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. This handy, inexpensive booklet helps you get everyone in your school community--teachers, parents, and other stakeholders--up to speed. Circulating multiple copies throughout your school will provide an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including: (1) Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the Common Core with your current standards; (2) Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core standards by using current standards as a bridge; and (3) Taking the longer view of implementing the Common Core systemically.
Descriptors: State Standards, Core Curriculum, Educational Policy, Mathematics Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Curriculum Implementation, Information Dissemination, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: ASCD; Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)