Many thanks to those educators from around the state who pitched in to review the draft PARCC Model Content Frameworks over the past few weeks!
The Frameworks will be an excellent tool to help curriculum and instruction leaders design and write curricular and instructional tools. This way, teachers can be sure that the resources they use are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and to the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers) system. Sounds helpful, doesn’t it?
But there are even more benefits! The Frameworks will give teachers a better understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how key pieces of the test design will follow from the CCSS within a grade and across grades.
It’s really important to note that the Frameworks are not a curriculum that teachers will be required to stick to, but are voluntary resources that will provide guidance in helping Florida’s students master the CCSS.
If you missed the opportunity to review the draft and provide your own thoughts, the next draft of the Frameworks will be publicly released for review and comment sometime in August. Check out the official PARCC website at www.parcconline.org to sign up for e-mail notification of big PARCC events.