Mattituck-Cutchogue parents get schooled on Common Core

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03/20/2014 6:24 PM |
Mattituck-Cutchogue School District residents gathered Wednesday at the elementary school for a Common Core presentation. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Mattituck-Cutchogue School District held a Common Core meeting Wednesday at the elementary school. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

About 60 people attended Mattituck-Cutchogue School District’s presentation Wednesday evening about how Common Core standards are being achieved inside the classroom.

During the meeting, assistant superintendent Anne Smith and high school principal Shawn Petretti discussed how students are learning to become independent learners and how teachers are working collaboratively across subjects and grade levels.

Students are not only reading more non-fiction, they said, but are answering questions about what they’ve learned based on reading materials.

And in math, there’s an enhanced focus about teaching students how to throughly demonstrate their work instead of simply arriving at the correct answer.

When some parents expressed concern over the new curriculum, Ms. Smith said she believes the best way to craft lesson plans moving forward is through continuous dialogue with students, teachers and parents.

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Mattituck-Cutchogue School District Common Core Parent Night, March 19, 2014