Read the quotes below and see if you can guess which Common Core State Standards (CCSS) support group might have written them. Choices could include the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Governors’ Association, the US Department of Education, the national standards creation group known as Achieve and others.
“Mere memorization of facts becomes less important than creative thinking and the application of those facts in performance situations.”
“Teachers are viewed as resources, coaches, and co-learners, allowing children to make choices and share in decision making.”
“Questions are asked to generate discussion rather than to provide answers.”
“The focus of assessment shifts to match the type of learning in the…classroom. The format becomes more open-ended and less formal.” “Ability to ‘make-meaning’ is understood to be both process and product-oriented in this type of assessment.”
“The elements of reading and writing are viewed as integrated processes and are integrated into all disciplines rather than being isolated within the language arts curriculum.”
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