Summer 2013 Math Training Materials from TNCoreThe TNCore math summer training partcipant materials and videos have been posted online. These materials are password protected and available to all Tennessee educators. The files of the materials on the site can be dowloaded and printed. If you have any questions, email TNCore.Trainings@tn.gov
Implementing the Common Core State Standards
Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.
With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and in a modern workforce.
Next Generation Assessments - PARCC
PARCC is a 23-state consortium working together to develop next-generation K-12 assessments in English and math. PARCC benefits:
Students who will know if they are on track to graduate ready for college and careers
Teachers with regular results available to guide learning and instruction
Parents with clear and timely information about the progress of their children
States with valid results that are comparable across the member states
The nation as it is based on college- and career-ready, internationally-benchmarked CCSS
Tennessee Common Core StandardsInfomation and helpful resources from the State Department of Education on implementing Common Core Standards in Tennessee. This site also includes infomation about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) program of next generation of assessments.