Rebecca Hite's article highlights the monumental challenges implementers of NGSS face. She provides thoughtful ideas on where to begin to transform current curriculum into one that is aligned to the NGSS.
- AB 1539: Content standards: computer science
- Requires the Instructional Quality Commission to consider developing and recommending to the SBE, on or before July 31, 2019, computer science content standards for kindergarten and grades 1-12, inclusive, pursuant to recommendations developed by a group of computer science experts.
- AB 1539 is available at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1539
What are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? What shifts will occur due to the CCSS? What resources are available to build a better understanding amongst all stakeholders?
The task force report contains seven strategic areas that focus on professional learning, quality STEM educational materials and resources, and providing access to digital resources for all teachers.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes.
Performance Expections, blended knowledge, performance assessments, and clustering test questions around a main idea are a few of the topics in this article.