Here is the link to the 2nd grade curriculum module 3. Please note that it is over 300 pages long. There was a note on Enageny about claiming state aid for the printing of these resources. Please talk to your administrators prior to printing to find out whether or not your building is keeping track of this.
Check out the new page that was recently added- Math Sprints Table of Contents for grades K-6 (main tab on the left side of this page). More information can be found on his website www.teacherbilldavidson.com
November 26-29, Patrick and I (Erin) will be attending training in Albany on the modules. I just saw in a survey the following information:
November's NTI will focus on the following learning goals that we are asking you to measure your current understanding of in the following questions. At the conclusion of the training, participants attending will receive two exemplar modules which cover:
-Grade 2, Module 3: Place Value, Counting and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
-Grade 5, Module 3: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Fractions
This information is typically posted on Engageny during the training. We will take time during the December 6th Elementary Forum to examine these modules. I just wanted to give you a heads up.
We will also be receiving training on the Middle School modules. I don't believe that a full module will be released for 6-8 grade yet, but I have heard that a map of the modules will be provided. Hopefully, we will get some sample/demo lessons, but we will have to wait and see. We'll be sure to pass along the information to you as soon as we know more.
NY has released sample Common Core aligned questions.
This is not a test sampler, and a lot has happened since the release of these questions that could impact what type of question you actually see on the assessment. For example, you will see an earlier post on this blog that contains the pre/post information to show which standards will be assessed. One on the sample questions for 5th grade included a coordinate grid, but you will notice it appears that standard will not actually be assessed according to the draft pre/post document.
Please use this information carefully. The questions are designed to help us get a better idea of the expectations. Don't automatically align your instruction to these questions! Rather, look to see how these questions illustrate the standards. I have found some questions that I didn't think illustrated the standards well. Here is the feedback that I passed along to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction regarding some of the fourth grade questions.
The Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) has released sample items. http://parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes#7
Be sure to read the whole page because the text explains the philosophy of the new assessments and the powerpoint provides a nice summary. You will see a number of similarities between the information presented here and the implementation powerpoint that we posted. At the bottom of the page you will see the sample items.
They also refer you to this site where they will post additional sample items as they are created.
Also be sure to check out the illustrated tasks aligned to standards at
illustrativemathematics.org. This site was referenced in the PARCC frameworks, the documents that outline the content that will be covered in the assessments. If you have not seen the PARCC frameworks you print a copy or use the new interactive & searchable version at this site.
What is PARCC? PARCC is a 23-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math. If approved by the Board of Regents, the PARCC assessment will be used in NY State beginning in 2014-2015. Please see the following document for the specific details surrounding the assessment timeline
We have created this blog to keep you updated on recent developments of the Math