College- and Career-Ready State Standards Resource Review


All five states in the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) region have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a vehicle for preparing college- and career-ready students. To assist these states with their implementation of the CCSS, program associates from the SECC do an exhaustive review of the CCSS resources in order to provide the best CCSS resources to the states in the SECC region. These resources are updated twice annually to provide SECC states with guidance in implementing the CCSS.

Project continued from prior grant:
Common Core State Standards Resource Review

This project is in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

This project relates to the following ED Priority:

  • Implementing college- and career-ready standards and aligned, high-quality assessments for all students

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Previous Work Updates

2016

September

The partial list of suggested resources was reviewed for inclusion/exclusion by SECC staff. RMC and SECC staff met and made final inclusion decisions for the first list of resources. RCC staff continued the research and evaluation of additional prospective resources for inclusion in the winter edition. Distribution expanded to include SEA staff the are participants in the SECC Assessment and Accountability Network.

August

Lists of SEA assessment and accountability staffs were updated. Six SEA staff were identified that wished to attend a CRESST conference at the campus of UCLA on September 20–21. The registration process and travel arrangements were completed for those attendees. The inaugural event for the network featuring a guest speaker from the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) was held on August 30. Feedback from participants will be reviewed and utilized to guide future actions.

Corrective action on suggested revisions from the AIR Quality Assurance (QA) reviewer were completed and approved. The final version of the summer iteration of the CCRS resources document was sent to identified SEA staff. In addition, the resource was placed on the SECC website for access to all interested educators. RMC staff continued the research and evaluation of prospective resources for inclusion in the winter edition and submitted a partial list that is currently being reviewed by SECC staff.

July

A date in late August has been selected for the inaugural event for the network. A guest speaker from the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has been secured for this virtual meeting. Surveys have been sent to select state education agency staff for feedback on topics for discussion. A tentative agenda has been drafted and will be finalized based on suggestions from SEA staff.

Suggested edits/revisions from the AIR quality assurance review have been reviewed and corrective action is being taken for release of the final version of this edition of the resource. RMC staff have begun research and evaluation of prospective resources for inclusion in the winter edition.

June

RMC staff completed the annotations for all resources that had been approved for inclusion. This final draft was submitted for an quality assurance (QA) review. The QA review was completed and suggested edits/revisions are being examined to determine corrective actions.

SECC conducted surveys to determine the best dates/times for introductory teleconferences with SEA staff in two states (Alabama and Mississippi). However, neither survey was able to generate a date that would maximize participation. The two state liaisons will assist in the communication process, and a second survey has been initiated to determine a suitable teleconference date for these two states.

May

RMC staff have been developing and finalizing the annotations for the cumulative list of college- and career-ready state standards and assessment resources.

SECC conducted introductory teleconferences with two states (Georgia and North Carolina) for CC team members and SEA staff to familiarize themselves with each other and to garner feedback for future activities. Also, SECC has initiated polls to determine times/dates for introductory teleconferences with SEA staff of the remaining CC states.

Introductory teleconferences have been conducted with two states (North Carolina and Georgia) for the purpose of SECC team members and SEA staff to familiarize themselves with each other and to garner feedback for future activities. Polls have been initiated to determine times/dates for introductory teleconferences with SEA staff of the remaining SECC states.

April

RMC Corporation staff completed the annotations for the first partial list of approved resources. In addition, RMC staff researched and submitted a second partial list of resources to be considered for inclusion in the summer iteration of the CCRS and Assessment resources document. SECC staff reviewed this second list and held a teleconference with RMC staff to make final decisions on resources for inclusion. RMC staff will develop annotations for the second and final list of approved resources.

The team outlined a tentative timeline and initial goals/activities. Prospective SEA staff for SECC Assessment Network membership were identified and contact information procured from state liaisons and other sources. The team sent the initial communication and invitation to identified SEA staff and initiated a process to schedule introductory teleconferences with individual state SEA staffs.

March

RMC staff developed annotations for resources approved on the initial partial list. They also searched for additional resources to be considered and are in the process of finalizing the list. Progress at this point is on schedule.

February

RMC staff submitted a partial list of resources to be considered for inclusion in the summer iteration of the CCRS and Assessment resources document. SECC staff reviewed the list and made recommendations to RMC regarding inclusion of resources. SECC and RMC staff held a teleconference to make final decisions on “borderline” resources. RMC staff will develop annotations for those approved resources and will also continue searching for additional ones to be considered.

January

AIR staff completed, reviewed, and approved the recommended changes made from the QA review process. The 2015–2016 winter edition of the CCRS resources was distributed to identified SEA staff via e-mail. RMC staff searched for new resources to be considered for inclusion in the next document and submitted a partial list of resources for consideration. The partial list will be reviewed by SECC staff, who in turn, will make recommendations to RMC regarding inclusion. This will enable RMC staff to begin work on annotations for those approved resources while still searching for additional ones to be considered.

2015

December

AIR staff made revisions and edits to address the recommendations and corrective actions suggested by the AIR Quality Assurance (QA) reviewer. State liaisons were contacted to ensure that lists of recipients of the resource document contain the current and appropriate staff for their respective SEAs. Recommended changes to those recipient lists were made.

November

RMC partner staff completed the annotations for all resources approved for inclusion. This final draft was submitted for an AIR Quality Assurance (QA) review. The QA review was completed and suggested edits/revisions are currently being examined to determine corrective actions.

October

SECC staff completed the review process and made recommendations to RMC partner staff regarding inclusion/exclusion of resources. SECC and RMC staff held a teleconference and made final decisions on the resources that would be included. RMC staff continued with the creation of annotations for those resources approved for inclusion.

September

RMC Research Corporation partner staff continued the search for additional resources to be considered for inclusion in the next annotated bibliography. This research was concluded and a final list of resources to be considered was submitted. SECC staff have begun the review process and will make recommendations to RMC staff regarding inclusion/exclusion of specific resources. Also, RMC staff have been creating annotations for those resources previously approved for inclusion.

August

A teleconference was held on August 13 for the SECC staff to discuss timelines and progress for the December iteration of the resource list. RMC partner staff have continued the search for new resources to be considered for inclusion in the next document and submitted a partial list of resources to be considered. The partial list was reviewed by SECC staff, who in turn, made recommendations to RMC regarding inclusion. This will enable RMC staff to begin work on annotations for those approved resources while still searching for additional ones to be considered.

July

The distribution of the 2015 Summer Edition of the CCRS and assessment resources was expanded by posting it on the SEDL website ( http://www.sedl.org/pubs/catalog/items/secc06.html). SECC state liaisons and designated SEA staff were notified that the resource was now available to all interested educators and were encouraged to promote its use. The CCRS and assessment resources team created a plan of action and timeline for the 2015 winter iteration of the annotated resource list. RMC Research Corporation partner staff have initiated the search for new resources to be considered for inclusion in the next document.

June

RMC partner staff completed the annotations for the selected resources and submitted the draft for final review. The document was reviewed and edited by SECC staff and subsequently approved. Lists of identified state department staff recipients were reviewed and updated as necessary. The 2015 summer edition of the college- and career-readiness standards and assessment resources list was distributed to identified SEA staff via email.

May

SECC staff completed review of the submitted resources and made recommendations regarding inclusion or deletion. RMC partner staff were provided with the final resource list as well as the new template to be used. RMC partner staff are now writing the annotations for the selected resources.

April

RMC Research Corporation (RMC) staff concluded the search for college and career readiness standards resources and submitted a list of proposed resources to SECC staff for review and approval. SECC staff began initial review of the submitted resources for inclusion/deletion based on quality and relevance.

March

RMC partner staff continued conducting searches for CCRS resources to be included in the next iteration of the CCRS annotated resources document.

February

The College- and Career-Readiness Standards (CCRS) team met via teleconference and created a tentative timeline for the next iteration of the annotated resource list. Plans were also developed to expand the distribution of this resource by posting future editions on the SEDL website. RMC partner staff also began the search for new CCRS resources.

January

The draft of the annotated resource document was reviewed by SECC communications staff and reviewed/approved by the SECC director. SECC state liaisons were contacted and asked to submit an updated list of appropriate SEA staff to receive this resource. The final version of the resource was then sent to the identified SEA staff. In that email communication, SEA staff were asked to provide feedback on the utility of the resource as well as recommendations for additional SEA staff that could utilize the information in the annotated resource list.

2014

December

The template for the CCRS resource document has been reviewed and updated. RMC partner staff submitted a draft list of CCRS resources. The draft list was reviewed with some resources deleted, and new resources from the Center for Standards Assessment and Implementation were added. A list of CCRS resources was finalized.

May

During May, SECC program associates provided states in the SECC region with the latest version of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Resources prepared as an annotated bibliography with hyperlinks. These resources accompany the last list sent to SECC states in November 2013. States in the region will be surveyed soon to assess needs for resources related to the upcoming CCSS assessments.

April

During April, SECC staff reviewed the latest draft of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Resources, which will be delivered to states in the region in May. SECC has been providing CCSS resources to states served by the center every 6 months since states adopted the CCSS in 2010.

March

During March, SECC program associates along with RMC Research Corporation partners completed their review of the most current Common Core State Standards resources. The document, currently being edited and approved, contains general resources, English/language arts resources, and mathematics resources. States can expect to receive the new resources with annotated bibliographies and hyperlinks in May. SECC provides updated resources to states in the region every 6 months.

February

During February 2014, SECC program associates along with RMC Research Corporation partner staff reviewed over a dozen Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources in anticipation of the new list of resources to be given to SECC states in Spring 2014. All five SECC states in the region have adopted CCSS as a vehicle for preparing college- and career-ready students. Because the 2014–2015 school year is when students take first assessments aligned to CCSS, future resources provided to states will shift from an emphasis on implementation to the upcoming assessments.

January

During January 2014, SECC program associates shared with RMC Research Corporation partners resources from the School Turnaround Learning Community newsletter, which featured a new resource from The Council of Chief School Officers titled Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Spotlights. Additionally, another resource was reviewed from the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University titled Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: An Overview of States’ Progress and Challenges. These resources, along with others will be included to the next set of CCSS resources that SECC will provide to states in the region in June 2014.

2013

December

During December 2013, SECC program associates shared two new resources with states in the region. The first resource, provided by the Center on Innovations in Learning, is a practice guide on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The “Solution Finder” feature of the resource helps users filter through the many available resources for specifics. The second resource shared with states in the region was the latest WestEd bulletin full of resources from literacy to college and readiness standards implementation. These two resources, along with others, will be added to the next compilation of resources SECC program associates and RMC partner staff will provide to SECC states in June 2014.

November

During November 2013, SECC program associates provided states in the center’s region with the latest version of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Resources prepared as an annotated bibliography with hyperlinks. These resources accompany the last list sent to SECC states in June. The resources document is divided into four sections: General CCSS Resources, CCSS Resources for English language arts, CCSS Resources for Mathematics, and CCSS State Resources. The next list of resources will be completed for SECC states in Spring 2014. SECC program associates along with the RMC Research Corporation partners continue to search for the latest CCSS resources.

October

During October 2013, SECC program associates began reviewing new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources along with partner staff from RMC Research Corporation. These resources will be reviewed monthly until Spring 2014 when an updated resource list will be disseminated to states implementing CCSS. SECC provides an updated resource list to states in the region every 6 months.

September

During September, SECC program associates completed the review of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources collected by RMC Research Corporation partners. The list is being formatted and edited for dissemination to SECC states in November. These resources serve as guidance to SECC states implementing CCSS in schools and districts. The document will include four sections: general resources, English/ language arts resources, mathematics resources, and state education agency resources. SECC provides updated resources to SECC states every 6 months.

August

During August 2013, SECC program associates began the review of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources collected by RMC Research Corporation partners in preparation for a new list of resources SECC will provide to its states in Fall 2013. These resources are beneficial to states implementing CCSS, especially as they prepare for the upcoming assessments in the 2014–2015 school year.

July

SECC program associates along with partner staff from RMC Research Corporation continue to search for the latest Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources in preparation for a Fall 2013 list to provide to SECC states implementing CCSS in the 2013–2014 school year.

June

During June 2013, SECC program associates working with partner staff from RMC Research Corporation submitted to SECC states the latest version of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources prepared as an annotated bibliography with hyperlinks. The document is divided into four sections: General CCSS Resources, CCSS Resources for English/ language arts, CCSS Resources for Mathematics, and CCSS State Resources. The resources serve as guidance to SECC states implementing Common Core State Standards in schools and districts. The next updated list of CCSS resources will be provided to SECC states in Fall 2013.

May

During May, SECC program associates working with RMC Research Corporation partners submitted the draft of resources for edits and approval. The annotated list of resources will be submitted to SECC states in June. These resources serve as guidance to SECC states implementing CCSS in schools and districts. The document will include four sections: general resources, English/language arts resources, math resources, and state educational agency resources. Work is already underway to provide another list of current resources to SECC states in Fall 2013.

April

During April, SECC program associates working with RMC partners completed the draft of resources that will be compiled, annotated, and submitted to SECC states in June. These resources serve as guidance to SECC states implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in schools and districts. The document will include four sections: general resources, English/language arts resources, mathematics resources, and state educational agency resources.

March

During March 2013, SECC program associates received a list of Common Core State Standards resources for mathematics and English/language arts from our partner, RMC Research Corporation, for review. SECC staff reviewed the resources and identified the ones that will be compiled, annotated, and submitted to SECC states in June 2013. These resources serve as guidance to SECC states implementing CCSS in schools and districts.

February

During February 2013, SECC program associates conferenced with RMC Research Corporation partners requesting assistance in compiling Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics and English/language arts (ELA) resources pertinent to states’ continued implementation efforts. A template for sharing the resources has been established and resources are being gathered that have been released from May 2012 to the present. The next delivery of CCSS resources to states in the southeast region is scheduled for May 2013.

January

During January 2013, SECC program associates met with SECC partners to request assistance with compiling Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics and English/language arts (ELA) resources pertinent to states’ continued implementation efforts. The next delivery of CCSS resources to states in the southeast region is scheduled for May 2013.

2012

August

During August, SECC staff complied resources related to how students progress through high school using the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts and mathematics. A state from the region asked for guidance in making decisions about course offerings in high school now that the CCSS has been adopted and is being implemented. The document provides assistance and resources to states planning high school course offerings and descriptions. These new resources will be added to the biannual CCSS resource document that SECC provides to all states in the region.

May

During May 2012, SECC program associates received approval to send their resources review of current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources for English/language arts (ELA) and mathematics to the CCSS contact person in each of the five SECC states. The document includes 9 general resources, 18 ELA resources and 13 mathematics resources representing the latest and best of what is available to support SECC states in implementing the CCSS.

April

SECC staff finalized their review of current Common Core State Standards (CCSS) resources for English/language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The resources were merged into a single document in the form of an annotated bibliography. The document includes 9 general resources, 18 ELA resources and 13 mathematics resources representing the latest and best of what is available to support the implementation of the CCSS.

March

During March 2012, SECC program associates attended and participated in Louisiana's Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Overview Training and Louisiana's English/language arts CCSS Training for K–1 teachers. SECC program associates continued reviewing various Web sites and publications such as the School Turnaround Community of Practice and the Public Education Network to prepare for dissemination of updated CCSS resources to SECC states in May 2012.

February

During February 2012, SECC program associates searched proven Web sites such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Parent Teacher Association for English/language arts and mathematics strategies as well as for general resources to assist SECC states in implementing the Common Core State Standards.

January

During January 2012, SECC program associates reviewed resources from organizations such as the Center on Instruction and the Center on Innovation and Improvement. The staff also searched and reviewed Web sites for national organizations and state departments of education for pertinent and quality resources for the Common Core State Standards in both English/language arts and mathematics.