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The Standards and

Where They Came From

Understand the Standards and how they were developed.

The Creation of the Standards

Short video about the process of creating the Common Core State Standards.

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Publishers' Criteria

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.

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Full-text of the K-8 and high school Standards. Interactive version available here.

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Why the Common Core

A presentation about the CCSS design and development process, as well as a brief overview of the Mathematics and ELA / Literacy standards

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Common Core 101

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.

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Hunt Institute Common Core Video Series

Video vignettes from the Hunt Institute that discuss the big picture and the key changes of the Common Core.

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The Shifts

How are mathematics and ELA / Literacy different under the Common Core?

The Common Core State Standards Shifts in Mathematics

A summary of the The Common Core State Standards Shifts in Mathematics with links to the full text of the standards.

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The Common Core Shifts at a Glance

A document explaining the biggest changes in mathematics and ELA / Literacy.

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iTunes U Courses, Created by Teachers for Teachers

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.

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The Common Core Shifts: Professional Development

Professional development materials focused on building an understanding of the Shifts.

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Focus by Grade Level

A collection of PDFs detailing the mathematical content emphasized in the Standards by grade level. These can be used as guides to inform instructional decisions regarding time and other resources.

Available as single-grade PDFs, or as a single PDF containing grades K–8.

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Making the Shifts

Brief article gives an overview of the shifts required by the Common Core State Standards and how to make them.

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Introductory Videos on the Common Core State Standards

Collection of brief videos introducing the Common Core State Standards.

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Professional Development

Ready-to-use modules include PowerPoints, videos, facilitator's instructions, and hands-on activities.

Complete Collection of PD Modules and Courses

The complete list of professional development materials developed by Student Achievement Partners. Flexible and ready-to-use for PD sessions, professional learning, and self-study.

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Common Core Research

Critical research supporting the Common Core.

Mathematics Research and Articles

Selections on the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

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