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Tools that provide guidance about what the CCSS should look like in the classroom in order to strengthen practice and build understanding
CCSS Instructional Practice Guide for 6-12 Literacy in History / Social Studies and related resources to support understanding and implementation. (Revisions coming soon!)
CCSS Instructional Practice Guide for 6-12 Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects and related resources to support understanding and implementation. (Revisions coming soon!)
Instructional and Assessment Materials
Tools that provide guidance for evaluating alignment of instructional and assessment materials to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS.
A set of interrelated, freely available tools to aid educators and administrators in purchasing or developing CCSS aligned instructional and assessment materials. Developed in partnership with Achieve and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Includes tools for selecting texts that meet the complexity and quality demands of the CCSS.
Resources for writing and evaluating text-dependent questions.
Common Core-aligned ELA / Literacy resources including year-long scope and sequence documents and assessment and planning guides.
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.
Ready-to-use modules include PowerPoints, videos, facilitator's instructions, and hands-on activities.