"Working Towards the Common Core"
This site is developed by Cathy (Carter) Shide, consultant, to help districts move towards the CCSS. If you have questions, or the links do not work, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updates - Check out the Assessment page for updates from PARCC! Also, Great Schools has partnered with the testing consortia to provide information to parents about the test results. Click on the link below, then choose your state and grade level. Remember, tests are given in grade 3-high school for reading and mathematics.
Most districts and schools want to know how to raise achievement scores. How do we do that? Working together as a district, school, and grade level teams is what it takes! We work on teaching math understanding and assessing the standards.
Success stories - working hard to implement quality math instruction has helped this school grow from 2015-16. We finally have assessment data that looks like students actually learn math as they go through the grades as shown with the math scores for 2015-16 PARCC below.
Some districts we have pockets of success. Grade level teams have doubled PARCC scores by working together. The philosophy is like Singapore - Less is More. We focus on depth of math and try to avoid an inch deep, mile wide curricula!
PARCC scores for a district with over 40% low income!