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(PRWEB) December 31, 2012
Today, the Common Core Institute has announced speakers for the National Conference on Common Core Assessment: Strategies, Exemplars, and Immediate Priorities. The national conference attracts educators from across the U.S. and South East. At the end of last years national conference, 98% of attendees indicated they would return to our next conference with larger teams.
The world of education is at a critical point in time. The Common Core Standards outline higher expectations and require more out of our students, teachers, and administrators. The National Conference on Common Core Assessment: Strategies, Exemplars, and Immediate Priorities has been designed to address the emerging issues in assessment, as well as provide a forum for teachers and administrators to advance their skills and understanding of Common Core based assessments. Whether you are new to assessment or a seasoned veteran, this conference offers great opportunities to acquire new knowledge and insight and is the most effective way to learn from practical examples that can deliver immediate results.
In addition to learning more about the upcoming assessments, educators will develop a deep understanding of Common Core and College & Career Readiness. According to Kevin E. Baird, Chairman at the Institute, the critical issue is how schools approach the standards. States Baird, If we view the standards as just a new checklist of things to teach, we will fail. To meet College & Career Readiness requirements, we need to get fifth graders reading at todays eighth grade level. The NAEP results indicate more writing is critical. The new assessments require thinking not just knowing. Accelerating two to three grade levels is more than a challenge but it is possible.