Asside from PARCC alignment to Common Core State Standards, how are the two agencies related?
For a classroom teacher, I see benefit in these two organizations joining forces to provide both the standards and tasks to assess big ideas and essential understandings for each subject and grade level. Streamlining would be helpful for my planning and might reduce redundancy across the organizations. I can see how common or shared unit/lesson plans (in one central location), possibly using a backwards design process, would also greatly benefit me as a teacher. Thoughts?
- Pre K-5
- Assessment / Collaboration / Planning