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Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance Hosts Over 50 for Workshop on Common Core and PARCC

REL Southwest hosted a meeting of the Louisiana Charter Schools Research Alliance in New Orleans on February 10, featuring a workshop on Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments. Speakers included national experts and representatives from the Louisiana Department of Education.

We were pleased to host more than 50 attendees, including the director of the charter school division at the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) who reiterated the department’s commitment to its partnership with REL Southwest.

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Participants await the start of Dr. Joan Herman’s presentation.

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Teachers from Hynes Elementary, New Beginnings Schools, and Lusher High engaged in using the PARCC writing rubric to assess authentic student work.

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Alicja Witkowski, LDOE, facilitated a session designed to deepen understanding of how to access PARCC Math Practice Tests and related resources from LDOE.

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Kathleen Theodore, SEDL, facilitated a breakout session designed to strengthen participants’ knowledge of English language arts Common Core State Standards.