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The Standards and
Where They Came From
Understand the Standards and how they were developed.
Short video about the process of creating the Common Core State Standards.
The Publishers' Criteria for ELA / Literacy and the Publishers' Criteria for Mathematics support faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards by providing criteria for aligned materials.
Full-text of the K-12 Standards. Interactive version available here.
A presentation about the CCSS design and development process, as well as a brief overview of the Mathematics and ELA / Literacy standards
A primer for the Common Core State Standards that explains how the Standards were developed and current implementation efforts across the country. Authored by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Video vignettes from the Hunt Institute that discuss the big picture and the key changes of the Common Core.
How are mathematics and ELA / Literacy different under the Common Core?
A document explaining the biggest changes in mathematics and ELA / Literacy.
CCSS for Teachers: The Shifts, is a collection of iTunes U courses designed by classroom teachers in partnership with the CCSSO, that explain the Shifts in ELA / Literacy and mathematics required by the Common Core.
Professional development materials focused on building an understanding of the Shifts.
The key pieces of research that underpin the Common Core ELA Shifts and Standards organized as an annotated bibliography.
Brief article gives an overview of the shifts required by the Common Core State Standards and how to make them.
Collection of brief videos introducing the Common Core State Standards.
Ready-to-use modules include PowerPoints, videos, facilitator's instructions, and hands-on activities.