Resources for Common Core State Standard

“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.” (from the CCSS site


Common Core State Standards Mathematics

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

This site includes the text of the national standards and additional information regarding their development and adoption.

SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

California is a governing member of SBAC, which is the consortium charged with writing assessments for CCSS.

For sample/draft assessment items.

Tools for the Common Core Standards

This is the blog to go to for updates on new developments in implementation of the CCSS, and to comment on the tools being developed. You can register as a member of the site, to receive email updates as they come out.

The Illustrative Mathematics Project

“The Illustrative Mathematics Project will provide guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students will experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.”

Mathematics Assessment Project

“The project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support US schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS).” You will also find here sample lesson plans that incorporate Standards for Mathematical Practice.

CCSS Mathematical Practices

Explanations and illustrations of each standard for elementary school.

Common Core Resources

To further aid states as they continue to implement the Common Core State Standards (Standards), the Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers have commissioned a series of video vignettes that explain the Standards in far greater depth. Several of the key Standards writers were asked, in their own words, to talk about how the Standards were developed and the goals they set for all students.

Inside Mathematics

Welcome to Inside Mathematics, a professional resource for educators passionate about improving students' mathematics learning and performance. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site.

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