1. March 19 Webinar Aligning Formative and/or Benchmark Assessments to the CCSS for ELA literacy and Math

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    The Council of Great City Schools in partnership with Student Achievement Partners and the Council of Chief State School Officers hosted a webinar on March 19, 2013 dedicated to providing high-level guidance on aligning interim/benchmark assessments to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Over 230 leaders of assessments from 46 states participated in the webinar. In the recorded webinar, Student Achievement Partners team members explain the three shifts called for by the Standards in ELA/literacy and mathematics and their implications for interim/benchmark assessments. They also introduce the CCSS Draft Rubric for Interim/Benchmark Assessment in ELA/literacy and Mathematics, which are also posted here.

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    • Common Core Standards: Integrating Local Accountability and a Comprehensive Assessment System

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      Date: February 29, 2012. Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/mp3danqgzse8qrozsrp6. The webinar is designed to help districts as they build a comprehensive assessment model on a local level. It serves as a continuation of the webinar, "Common Core Standards: Transitioning to New Rigor." Presenters from the Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd include Joe Sassone, Director of Integrated Services; Robert Rosenfeld, Associate Director of the Local Accountability Professional Series; and Elizabeth Jameyson, Senior Program Associate. Creighton School District (Arizona) staff presenters include Lynne Spiller, Ed.D, Director of Research and Evaluation. Presenters from Assessment Technology Incorporated include Jason Kane Feld, Ph.D., Vice President, Corporate Projects and Craig Mayhew, B.S., Field Services Director. The Common Core State Standards call for a new, powerful view of education. Teaching and assessing the standards are not enough. Districts need an integration of systems and a culture of change. This SchoolsMovingUp webinar reviews how districts can think about the new rigor required in building a local comprehensive assessment system. In this archived webinar, you will learn about: - Decisions faced by districts across the country when considering aligning curriculum with the Common Core State Standards and building an integrated assessment system to meet the requirements of the new rigor. - Creighton School District's (Arizona) approach to assessment and working with WestEd. - Districts' use of Assessment Technology Incorporated's comprehensive assessment system in meeting the assessment and instructional challenges inherent in the Common Core State Standards.

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      • Common Core Standards and Math Placement: Lessons Learned, Moving Forward

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        How will the adoption of the Common Core State Standards influence expectations and practices for preparing students for higher level mathematics? Learn about California’s current student placement practices and performance in Algebra I, as well as district and state approaches to achieving access to and success in higher level mathematics. Presenters included Matt Rosin and Mary Perry from EdSource, Jennifer O’Day from the California Collaborative on District Reform and the American Institutes for Research, and Deb Sigman from the California Department of Education. Patti Crotti from the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd moderated the event. This webinar was hosted by SchoolsMovingUp at WestEd, in collaboration with the California Algebra Forum.

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        • Common Core Standards and Math Placement: Lessons Learned, Moving Forward

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          How will the adoption of the Common Core State Standards influence expectations and practices for preparing students for higher level mathematics? Learn about California’s current student placement practices and performance in Algebra I, as well as district and state approaches to achieving access to and success in higher level mathematics . Presenters include Matt Rosin and Mary Perry from EdSource, Jennifer O’Day from the California Collaborative on District Reform and the American Institutes for Research, and Deb Sigman from the California Department of Education. Patti Crotti from the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd moderated the event.

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          • Voices from the Field - Teachers Share about the New ELA/ELD Framework

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            Series 3, Webinar 4. January 21, 2015 Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/83lx0jhinn68tghbm6vzlytpm1hfnbkn Presenters: Pam Spycher, WestEd; Stacey Greer and Kristen Cruz-Allen, CDE; Matthew Kertesz and Yvonna Shaw, Castro Valley Unified School District Secondary teachers share their experiences learning about the new ELA/ELD Framework and enacting its principles and practices. Educators learn about practical instructional approaches that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the California English Language Development Standards. Participants also learn about practical instructional approaches that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the California English Language Development Standards.

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            • A Close Encounter, Through the Writers' Eyes, of the New ELA/ELD Framework

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              Series 3, Webinar , Sept. 17, 2014 Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/y6y9dvlt4oniyhdqk3ar Presenters: Pamela Spycher, Nancy Brynelson, Hallie Yopp Slowik In this archive, lead writers of the California Department of Education’s English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools (ELA/ELD Framework) shared important understandings included in the new framework.Participants will gain information on the instructional strategies that support the goals of the Common Core State Standards and the English Language Development Standards.

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              • Literacy for the Science Classroom: Think, Read, Talk, and Write Like a Scientist

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                Series 3, Webinar 5. February 25, 2015 Presenters:Kathy DiRanna, K-12 Alliance Statewide Director, WestEd; Maria Simani, Executive Director, California Science Project In this webinar, we present essential features of the science practices outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards that offer opportunities for students to develop disciplinary literacy. We explore how reading, writing, listening, and speaking are used in the science discipline to develop knowledge of scientific ideas as well as the ways in which scientists develop that knowledge. Particular emphasis is given to the NGSS practices of "Constructing Explanations" and "Engaging in Argument Form Evidence" and how the Common Core State Standards ELA/Literacy in Science support or contrast these practices. Examples are drawn from middle and high school students' writings of scientific explanations and how argumentation strengthened those explanations. Furthermore, we show scientific literature that provides opportunities to compare writing requirements and address classroom strategies.

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                • Special Needs Students and the California Common Core State Standards

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                  Series 3, Webinar 3. November 12, 2014 Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/xdl2qvqeq4yh4apjhwx6 Presenters: Silvia DeRuvo, WestEd; Ellen Gervase, Collaboration Coach in Downey Unified School District Silvia DeRuvo from WestEd, and Ellen Gervase, Collaboration Coach in Downey Unified School District (California), highlight the benefits of these national standards. The multiple access points they provide to students of varying abilities is discussed as well as how special education practices such as collaborative co-teaching and universally designed instruction create the foundation for Common Core State Standards-aligned special education.

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                  • Common Core State Standards for Secondary Teachers

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                    Series 1, Webinar 1: Presenters: Carrie Roberts and Barbara Murchison, California Department of Education (CDE) Event-related resources (e.g., PDF of presentation, Appendices, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/d860cquy1zzxj90fc8hb. In this webinar archive, CDE staff present an overview of the English Language Arts (ELA) CCSS and literacy in the content areas of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. They share resources and provide a short walk through of English Language Arts Appendices A, B & C. For CDE's resources on the California Common Core Standards, California's implementation plan and supporting materials, please visit CDE's website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/.

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                    • Beyond the Test: ELA Performance Tasks on Smarter Balanced Assessments and Implications for Classroom Instruction

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                      Series 3, Webinar 2 October 22, 2014 Event-related resources: (e.g., PDF of presentation, etc.): https://wested.box.com/s/ob7p0isfit7tl7nbo5iz Presenters: Rachel Lagunoff, WestEd; Gabriela Orozco Gonzalez, Montebello Unified School District Smarter Balanced ELA performance tasks require students to apply their knowledge and skills in comprehension, research, analysis, and written expression to respond to real-world problems. In this session we reviewed sample tasks and scoring rubrics, and discussed ways to design classroom instruction and assessment that supports and challenges students. Perspectives on implementation were shared by an experienced teacher-leader and facilitator.

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