Public Comment on Identified K-12 Content Standards for College and Career Readiness
Mathematics and English/Language Arts
Identified K-12 Content Standards for College and Career Readiness
Public Comment Instructions
Thank you for committing your time to provide meaningful and constructive input on Indiana’s future K-12 standards in mathematics and English/Language Arts. With your help, we will develop the best standards to ensure Hoosier students are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be college- and career- ready as they exit high school.
Please fill in the survey as indicated below, noting some fields are required.
You will have two options for comments, general comments and/or specific comments on individual standards.
If you wish to provide general comments, please select the “Other” button, and provide your input in the comment box, and then submit.
You may also chose to provide specific feedback on individual standards by content (English/Language Arts and mathematics) and strand (ex: number sense or Reading: Literature).
Within each specific standard you wish to comment on, you may select one or more buttons to specify the issue on which you wish to provide input. Those specific areas are: Bias, Clarity, Specificity, and Grade Appropriateness. Those terms are defined below:
Bias – A standard is biased if it contains offensive content, stereotypes, uses language that is more familiar to a group/groups of students than another, or creates an advantage or disadvantage for a group/groups of students.
Clarity – A standards is clear if it articulates what a student is expected to know and do.
Specificity – A standard is specific if it identifies student knowledge and skills that can be measured.
Grade appropriate -- A standard is grade appropriate if it is cognitively and developmentally aligned to the grade level exposure to students.
While the survey requests general information about respondents, your IP (Internet Protocol) address will not be captured by this survey, so responses are anonymous. The information about respondents collected in the first three items is helpful to the Indiana Department of Education to compile generalized data and trends.
To identify content area, grade levels, strands, standards numbers, and actual content standards, please refer to the attendant spreadsheets containing information compiled to date in this review and evaluation process. For ease of navigation between the survey and the spreadsheets, you may open them, minimize one and reopen as needed, or place them side by side on one or more screens.
Keep this in mind when providing comments on the standards:
- The skills included in the draft documents were identified by content area and subject matter experts as what Hoosier students need to know and be able to do in order to be college- and career-ready;
- The skills identified in these documents will be articulated across grades after the public input period.
- The skills identified in these documents are instruction- and curriculum-neutral—in other words, they are skills identified as what students should know and be able to do, but they are not designed to tell teachers how they should teach the skills, or what materials they should use to teach the skills
The documents that you are reviewing are DRAFT ONLY, not final. They will undergo additional revisions, including cross-grade articulation, once the public comment period has ended
Please post your feedback no later than 11:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Additionally, we welcome public input regarding the process at the following email address: INCCRevaluation@doe.in.gov.
Additional Public Input Opportunities
In addition to these two methods of providing input, please note three regional public hearings on the future standards will be held. Public attendance and participation is encouraged, and will instruct next steps in the process and the development of the content standards. The regional public hearings will be on the following dates and locations:
- Mon, 2/24, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST at Ivy Tech in Sellersburg, IN
- Tues, 2/25, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST at the Indiana State Library, History Reference Room in Indianapolis, IN
- Wed, 2/26, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. EST at Plymouth High School, Plymouth, IN
These meetings will be live streamed if you are unable to join in person.
Finally, you may also attend the Indiana Education Roundtable Meeting on Mon, 3/31 at 3:30 p.m. EDT or the State Board of Education Meeting on Wed, 4/9 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to listen to the discussion on the adoption of the future standards.
- Click here to open a new window to comment on either the English/Language Arts or Mathematics standards.