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
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
NYSED has just recently released a memo regarding a breakdown of the grades 3-8 standards and which standards should be taught before the April assessment (and ultimately fair game for this year's assessment) and which should be taught for after the assessments (and then open for assessment on the following year's assessment). They have also released a document which outlines a DRAFT of this breakdown.
Please be advised that this is only a DRAFT and the state has promised to release an updated version early this Fall along with their 3-8 testing guide.
We will keep you posted.
Click on the links below to access these documents.
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