What is Common Core State Standard?
Common core state standard is a set of high – quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). (CCSS) learning goals outline of what a student should know and be able to do at the end of a quarter.
Wouldn’t you want your students to comprehend of what is being taught in a classroom? However, we have to remember every student doesn’t learn the same way as any other student in a classroom. Common core state standards sounds more of a K.W.L, which are:
K – what do you know?
W – What you want to know?
L – what you have learned?
The standards for common core are:
- Research and evidence
- Clear, understandable, and consistent
- college and career expectations
- Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
- Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
- in order to prepare all students for success.
What are pros and cons for common core state standard?
- Comparison of standardized test scores. You can see the difference improvements in students.
- The Common Core assessment will cover several skills within each question of a subject such as English language arts & math.
- A preparation for high school students for college and global work success.
- Before Students were tested on one skill at a time. Now, the Common core will cover several skills within each question.
- Teachers have a skill to monitor students progress report throughout the year.
- Teachers can use the K.W.L method, were teachers can use to find out what a student knows, where they are going for the school year, and set up a plan to get them where they need to be.
- Teachers are able to see everything that a student has learned throughout the year, like a process report.
- Students will no longer given a simply answer as a response to a question. Students will have to not only give an answer but, explain the answer.
- Families who moves continuously wouldn’t have to worried about their child not learning the same as the state they’re currently in because all states should be learning the same thing.
- An understanding of what to expect of every student. An understanding of what are they learning + why should they know the information.
- Teachers can collaborate with other teachers to work together to find a way to help their students.
- Difficult to transition too because most teachers aren’t use to teaching in this kind of way.
- It’s becoming a slow process with many who are refusing to get on board with common core.
- The stress level may have rise up for most teachers and administrators.
- Common core probably couldn’t work for all grade level.
- it forces younger students like pre – k to learn on a faster pace.
- No equivalency test for special needs students
- If schools wanted to update there technology that needed to be use in classrooms will become a cost.
- With high stakes for testing, the expectation is on a higher level
- Common core is only for English & Math but, not art, music or social studies & science.