The Model Content Frameworks help to clarify the standards by illustrating how key content shifts from grade to grade. They also show how teachers and curriculum writers can frame instruction using the standards throughout the academic year. MCFs are neither a curriculum nor a replacement of the...
This nifty chart helps educators see connections of practice across contents.
The PARCC K-2 Speaking and Listening Evidence Statements were developed in collaboration with many educators to guide the development of the Speaking and Listening tasks. These Evidence Statements can also be used to guide the development of local curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
This brief piece provides a few reasons why exit slips are useful in any class and several prompts that are applicable across all contents.
The Sustainability Rubric for Local Educational Agencies is a tool for LEAs to assess the sustainability of a specific priority reform—a body of work that an LEA is undertaking in order to achieve two or more priority goals for student outcomes. The rubric covers 19 elements of sustainability...
In this ASCD sponsored blog, Samantha Cleaver provides 15 great ideas for ways to incorporate formative assessment in to regular classroom routines.
In this video, Mr. Doug Sovde leads participants through a brief lesson on how to use some critical PARCC resources to plan mathematics instruction. Questions to consider while viewing the video include:
• What makes looking at mathematics standards collaboratively a powerful teaching...
In this video, participants get an overview of some of the first PARCC Instructional supports developed for educators.