Common Core Math Standards Report

The implementation of the common core math standards make me a little nervous–mostly just about the way that the states and districts would approach the curriculum and instruction alignment.  Even worse was my anxiety about the assessments–what’s the point of having shiny, new common standards if we’re going to test them with the same tired, ineffectual methods? Reading this report eased my mind and energized me.  This is something that all math department leaders need to read.

Including you… http://www.mathismore.net/resources/MovingForward/MFT_Final_Report.pdf

Recommendation #11: Leverage the implementation of the CCSSM as a nationwide systemic change movement.

I, for one, am on board.  One of the key requirements of the successful move to common core standards in any content area is the ability for the nation to change the way that those contents are taught.  I’ll be looking forward to the next reports to come out from science, social studies, and language arts organizations.

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About Kris Nielsen
Kris L. Nielsen has been a middle grades educator and instructional leader for ten years in New Mexico, Oregon, and North Carolina. He is a graduate of Western Governors University’s Master of Science Education program, with emphasis on child development and instructional technology. Kris is an activist against corporate education reforms and has had his writing featured in several online magazines and blogs, including those of the Washington Post and Diane Ravitch. Kris currently lives in New Mexico with his young son and beautiful wife.

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