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A New Course for K–12 Mathematics Education
A guest post by Jason Zimba on John Hopkins University Press blog regarding the CCSSM.
Critical research supporting the Common Core.
A guest post by Jason Zimba on John Hopkins University Press blog regarding the CCSSM.
The purpose of this guide is to assist specialists and mainstream educators to engage in professional dialogues and practice…
Article about text complexity by Marilyn Adams in American Educator magazine
A Proposed Paradigm Shift for the Common Core ELA Classroom An "either-or" approach to concepts like close reading and volume of readi…
A summary of key research and relevant findings related to building knowledge.
A guest post by Jason Zimba on the Fordham Instititute website edexcellence.net with examples of how parents can help students with mat…
A discussion forum on the blog maintained by CCSSM lead writer William McCallum. Includes rich discussions of the mathematical content …
A detailed graphic created by CCSSM lead writer Jason Zimba showing the connections among standards within and across grades K–8.…
Lifelong ELA teacher Meredith Liben offers a strategy drawn from her experience supporting students in close readings of texts.…
A 7 unit module from Illustrative Mathematics that presents the key ideas of the domain, Number and Operations – Fracti…
Interview on edsource.org of Jason Zimba.
Research by education professor Bill Schmidt provides evidence for the claim that successful implementation of the CCSS can improve stu…
A summary of key research and relevant findings related to complex text.
Research demonstrating that while the complexity of reading demands for college and careers have risen over the past 50 years, the comp…
Exemplars of reading text complexity, quality, and range & sample performance tasks related to the Common Core State Standards…
Writing samples that have been annotated to illustrate the criteria required to meet the Common Core State Standards for particular typ…
High school social studies teacher David Reisenfeld describes his strategy for choosing texts for close reading lessons.
Detailed, step-by-step guide to preparing, implementing, and assessing close reading lessons by veteran educator David Liben.
Middle school ELA and social studies teacher Joanna Hawkins discusses the thoughtful craftsmanship it takes for teachers to create deep…
The instructional approach of matching text difficulty levels to student ability levels is not directly addressed by the Standards…
Close reading is an instructional approach strongly associated with the CCSS Shifts. It is designed to 1) help make students bette…
Using concrete examples from Liping Ma's famous book, mathematician Richard Askey explores what it takes to achieve deeper mathematics …
CCSSM lead writer Jason Zimba describes the connections between key mathematical content from lower grades and how it connects to high …
Learning to Look: How rigorous arts classrooms provide insight into teaching the Common Core State Standards.
A research study of text analysis tools that measure text complexity quantitatively. 58-pg PDF.
Jason Zimba, a CCSS lead writer, uses specific standards as examples to explain the ways in which the CCSS differ from traditional…
This document shows how the concept of focus in mathematics was built into the Common Core State Standards. It shows different ways you…
Berkeley mathematics professor, Hung-Hsi Wu, explores deficits in existing mathematics textbooks and teacher preparation and how the CC…
The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic ac…
Supports faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for ELA / Literacy by providing criteria for aligned materials. &nb…
Provides criteria for selecting, developing, or revising curricular materials, textbooks, and other resources at the high school level.…
Research on how applicable and important the CCSS are to entry-level college courses and entering the workforce. Scholarly article by e…
Based on data gathered from ACT results, this report focuses on steps to improve reading skills among high school students. Specificall…
Explores strategies for supporting ELL students in mastering Common Core literacy.
AIR research study concludes that improved performance on international mathematics assessments requires building a strong mathematics …
The following selected bibliography provides key research in two areas: Research which supports the Instructional Shifts demanded by…
Describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.
New research on text complexity. Offers the official grade band ranges to use for text complexity along with explanations of how to mea…
This is one person’s view of how the Common Core Standards on fractions in grades 3-7 may be taught. Students’ learni…
Article by Jason Zimba in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 63, Number 2, pp. 154–158.
As one of the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, I begin by explaining what the standards are, what they …
One of the lead writers of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Jason Zimba, explains how the Standards are developmentally…
Former teacher and principal David Liben explains the crucial role of vocabulary and syntax in teaching complex texts.
Policy paper for educators and researchers about the key components of fostering reading comprehension. By David Liben and P. David Pea…
This article from the Huffington Post, written by lead authors of the CCSS David Coleman and Susan Pimentel, clarifies the role of fict…
An essay by CCSSM lead writers Phil Daro, William McCallum, and Jason Zimba that describes the importance of the structure of the Stand…
Thinking About Place Value in Grade Two explains and offers clear examples and non-examples of assessing conceptual unde…
Three core shifts in literacy and math, deeply grounded in the Standards themselves, offer a way to focus implementation on the fe…
Mathematician Roger Howe explains coherence and conceptual mathematics in the CCSS using the example of 1st grade math. 8-pg PDF.
High school social studies teacher Lyn Cannaday's account of why the transition to the Common Core in her urban school was difficult, b…
Jason Zimba, a CCSS lead writer, discusses how the ideas of “times as much” fit in with other important domains.
A summary of key research and relevant findings related to using evidence from text.
Vocabulary research paper and 4 practice exercises for teachers, coaches, and school leaders to use in PD or self-teaching on voca…
This document explains exactly what the Common Core expects of kindergarten students in ELA/literacy. It defines key terms and clarifie…
This document debunks about the kindergarten ELA/literacy Standards. It explains the reasons these myths have taken hold and offe…
2-pg article providing guidance on vocabulary instruction by lifelong teacher and principal David Liben. Excerpted from the longer rese…
Essay on ACT research finding that the ability to read and understand complex text is the best way to distinguish students who are coll…