In the Common Core State Standards discussion for Week Two, you describe the foundation of CCSS and
discuss how CCSS can be used to influence the use of
technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the needs of all
learners. Here, you continue the discussion on CCSS, but from the
perspective of linking report cards to the CCSS. It is common to think
about how creating report cards that are linked to CCSS will define
expectations for student learning, communicate student progress to
parents, provides a consistent approach to assessment evaluations, and
focuses on academic achievement. As needed, review the Hunt Institute video below (click this link to view the video transcript), which covers the history and development of the CCSS.
For this discussion, you will adopt the role of a school leader and
create a digital presentation using the software of your choice (e.g., PowerPoint, Present.me, YouTube, Prezi, Jing, SlideRocket,
or another program). Your audience for this presentation can be either a
school board or a stakeholder directly in the school setting, such as
teachers, other staff, or students. If you use software other than
PowerPoint, submit notes for each slide as part of your post. If you use
PowerPoint, be sure to include notes for each talking point on slides
in the notes section for each slide. The presentation needs to be six to
eight slides, excluding the title and references slides, and cite at
least one scholarly source in addition to the required resources for
Ensure that your presentation:
- Explains the purpose of CCSS.
- Explains how the CCSS are used within a school for teaching and learning.
- Justifies why creating report cards based on the CCSS is
important in the school or district (depending on the role you chose to
take as noted in the initial post directions above).
- Summarizes your understanding of how embedding evidence-based
assessment in the curriculum can help guide teachers and learners in