Common Core Standards and PARCC Assessment
Common Core Standards
Beginning in 2014, 46 states will be adopting the Common Core State Standards Initiative. At GCMS we are currently working on placing our local objectives under the Common Core Standards. See Common Core Mission Statement taken from www.commoncore.org.
"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
Common Core Standards Initiative
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Twenty four states plan to create an assessment test that will reflect Common Core Standards. See links for more information and for the timeline.
On August 20, 2012, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 23-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments released its first set of item and task prototypes for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Read the full news statement at http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes
Next Generation Science Standards
Next Generation Science Standards-Draft
How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards
Next Generation Science Standards Front Matter