Thursday, August 04, 2011

I Sort of Like the PARCC Content Frameworks

The PARCC Content Frameworks for Literacy/ELA for 9-12 (all I looked at) are not much more than a transcription and reformatting of the Common Core ELA/Literacy standards. Which makes sense, because, despite what people tend to read into them, the CC standards are very narrow and specific.

PARCC agrees with my analysis that the "standards" are equivalent to "tasks," thus in each grade level band there are 9 specific analytic tasks to be rehearsed with a variety of texts, demonstrated through a variety of informational and argumentative writing. And that's pretty much it. That's pretty much the whole high school ELA curriculum.

This framework will help people to understand what CC ELA is all about.

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