Common Core Curriculum Standards

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Common Core Curriculum Standards
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 10:35am

Just curious,

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 1:20pm

It looks like our state adopted this in 2010 but honestly, the standards don't seem any different from what our state was already requiring. Algebra has been an 8th grade standard in our state since 1997for example and so there is really no transition that needs to happen in that reguard. It's hard for me to get a sense just reading the website as to the key differences in the common core language arts curriculum but superficially, doesn't seem different at all. If you look up your state, they do have a section on transition and how it's to be played out. Typically, these sorts of transitions take place over several years.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 3:51pm
The link isn't opening for me right now, but I will look at it when I get home. Honestly, if this is what I think it is, Texas is one of only 2 or 3 states that is opting out of the core standards alignment. I don't necessarily think its a good idea, I was very unhappy when we moved from Michigan to Texas when ODD was in 5th grade and spent the year doing stuff she had done in 3rd and 4th grade in Michigan. I think there does need to be some set alignment so kids moving from state to state or even within the state but farther apart shouldn't have a difficult transitioning and either falling behind, or bored, because the curriculum isn't what they were doing already.
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:11pm

The link isn't opening for me right now, but I will look at it when I get home. Honestly, if this is what I think it is, Texas is one of only 2 or 3 states that is opting out of the core standards alignment.

Yep, that's the one. Wow, it's scary what you say about your dd and the move. It would be nice to have some common standards, especially with the society as mobile as it is.

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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:14pm

If you look up your state, they do have a section on transition and how it's to be played out. Typically, these sorts of transitions take place over several years.

My state also says it's adopted it, but it is very vague about the transition. I

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Thu, 02-02-2012 - 11:56pm

I don't think you'll have to worry about that sort of change. It's not actually a national curriculum... just a goal list for math and language arts. It doesn't dictate how a state, district or school should reach these goals. It doesn't require the use of particular curriculum or teaching styles. It specifically says "Common standards will not prevent different levels of achievement among students" and addresses ELL kids and students with disabilities. It's just an attempt to line up expectations from state to state and to make our standards closer to international standards.

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Registered: 09-13-1999
Fri, 02-03-2012 - 2:20pm

I looked at the press release put out by the state I lived in until this year.