Common Core and PARCC Combined Tables
Posted on February 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm by Lisa
You may have noticed a lack of posts here lately. It is for many reasons, many of which involve the busy-ness of being a mom of a 6th grader and a 3rd grader and a math teacher and other roles. But part of why involves a project I began in late October.
I teach in Ohio, which
is was (as of June 30, 2015) a PARCC Consortia state. When Common Core was first released in 2010, grades K through 8 had their own set of mathematics standards. There are 5 domains of standards at the high school level, but they are not arranged by course. In addition, as you read the standards, there is some overlap. An Appendix (A) was added with a suggested list of which standards should go with which course (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 or Math 1, 2, or 3), but that’s as much guidance that has been given.
So Ohio was involved with both consortia at the beginning. Eventually, they decided to go with PARCC. My students will be taking the PARCC exams this winter and spring. As I was looking at my curriculum map this fall, I was trying to figure out the order I was going to put my units in, knowing that my students were going to take the PBA in late February. Once again, I was hunting all over the PARCC website trying to find the information for each test and look through the End of Year test, and getting incredibly frustrated. As I was getting frustrated, I kind of thought about putting together something that had everything in one place – the actual Common Core Standard and all of the table information from PARCC from every document they had on Algebra 1. As I began assembling it, it made sense to me to add in the End of Year Items and Sample Tasks that were already released by PARCC in with the correct standard. While I was waiting on PARCC to release the PBAs, I also did Algebra 2. Since I teach Algebra 1, it made sense to me to do the same for Algebra 2 so I could see where my students were going. The 8th grade standards are next on my list, so that I can clearly see where my students should come from. I will add the 8th grade once I have it finished.
Once I completed these, I shared them with a few people I know who could use them. I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do with them. There were some varying opinions, but the bottom line opinion was that they would be useful to other teachers and it was a good idea to share them.
I have copied and pasted the information provided by the Common Core State Standards and PARCC online. At the very end of the document, you will find the links of where I pulled the information from. All I have done is formatted and arranged the information in a way that made sense to me.
So, here they are. I hope they can help you out. Please share the links.
All the best, LisaTags: 7th grade math, 8th grade math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Common Core, Geometry, PARCC