One teacher's attempt to connect with other educators across Massachusetts and beyond and provide relevant, up-to-date, and sometime helpful information on next generation assessments, common core state standards implementation, and college and career ready initiatives
In the coming week (July 24-26), cadres of teachers from a variety of states will meet in Chicago to develop expertise on the Common Core State Standards and direct implementation of the standards in their states. The Massachusetts team had their initial meeting on June 26th, which served as a way for the team to get to know each other, but also learn about what being a member is and what the vision is for Massachusetts.
The documents embedded below include a presentation that provides an overview of the ongoing work around the common core standards in Massachusetts as well as the role of the ELC in Massachusetts. The latter portion of the presentation is an introduction to the building blocks used to define “college and career ready” in Massachusetts. The second document embedded is the working draft of a definition of college and career readiness for the State.
Common Core in Massachusetts and Massachusetts role in the PARCC consortium:
Draft of the definition of college and career ready: