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Sarasota County Schools
Successful Transition to Common Core State Standards

Challenge
Solution
Results
Sarasota County School's academic leaders faced a series of challenges from benchmark assessments to professional development as the district moved from state to Common Core State Standards. They were able to conduct benchmark assessments, create organized digital content for teachers, and provide online professional development with Blackboard.

Watch the video below and then download the full case study to get the details on Sarasota's move to:
  • Digital content
  • Online professional development
  • Competency-based learning with the Common Core State Standards

"We are creating a tool that will give teachers the opportunity to really change their way of teaching and impact student learning. It's a tool to help teachers teach better and to help students to learn in a different way. With the impetus of common core, we're really looking at changing teaching and learning and we feel that this tool is going to be something that is easy for teachers. It's going to be one-stop-shopping that they can then personalize and customize to meet the needs of their students."
-Sue Meckler, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
State benchmark assessments are currently being developed three times per year
40,000+
assessments are delivered during each assessment period
120,000+
district benchmark assessments are delivered per year
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