external image 41AH53EF75L._SL500_AA300_.jpg(1) ensuring that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement; (“The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001),” 2010)

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) calls for teachers to teach towards the challenging State academic standards and in a few years after this legislation was enacted we have the Common Core Learning Standards. Here is a presentation about the Common Core so that you become familiar with the concept.

Your task: Map 10 questions to the Common Core Standards or New York State Standards

On the rubric, I ask that you map ONLY 10 questions of the assessment to the Common Core Learning Standards or the New York State Standards. And of those 10, I have asked that you copy and past the words from the standards for ONLY 5 of those questions. I think it is too much for you to do every question, but you are more than welcome too, especially if you want to use this in your classroom, on an interview or want to do some research with the wikipage.

Format for mapping:

1.) This is an example of how to map 5 of the 10 questions using only the numbers:

Common Core: 3.RL.3.1 - where the first 3 stands for 3rd grade and R stands for Reading and L stands for Literature and the 3.1 stands for the 1st Reading and Literature standard for third grade
New York State Standards: MST4.E.PS1A - where M stands for Math, S for Science, T for Technology , 4 (the Science Standard), E for Elementary, PS for Physical Science and 1A for the performance indicator of the MST4.E.PS1 standard

You only need to write the 3.RL.3.1 or MST4.E.PS1A

Third Graders Learn About Matter by Making Icicles
2.) This is an example of how to map the other 5 of the 10 questions using the numbers and words:

Common Core: 3.RL.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
New York State Standards: MST4.E.PS1A - Students describe patterns of daily, monthly, and seasonal changes in the environment.

3.) Choose
a.) the Common Core Standards if you created an ELA or Math Assessment - click here to see ELA - click here to see Math -
b.) the New York State Standards if you created a Science or Social Studies Assessment - click here

My Suggestion for attacking this section

  1. Find your Assessment (links will open in new tabs) - ELA, Math, Science or Social Studies
  2. Open the Common Core or New York State Standard by clicking on the links above (links will open in new tabs)
  3. Identify a question that is interesting to you and see if you can identify the main idea of the question. Look at the standards and see if you can match the standard to the question. There may be a match with many standards but just choose one. People have made a fortune doing just this type of task. (Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is one)
  4. Repeat Step 3 for all 10 questions

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