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CCSSM - Official Standards Site
Audience: States, Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

The mission of the Common Core State Standards is to 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’ and ultimately prepare them for college and careers. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) aim for greater focus and coherence, outlining both content standards by grade level and standards of mathematical practice.

Source: the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 7/14/2011 04:11:53 PM | Published: 3/15/2012 03:11:43 PM

CCSSM - The Draft Progressions
Audience: Administrators, Teacher Educators, and Curriculum Developers

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics were built on progressions of topics across a number of grade levels, before they were separated into grade-level standards. The draft progressions offer explanations for the sequence of the standards, potential cognitive difficulties, and pedagogical solutions which may be useful in teacher preparation and professional development, organizing curriculum, and writing textbooks.

Source: the Institute for Mathematics Education - The University of Arizona
Submitted: 7/14/2011 04:18:17 PM | Published: 3/15/2012 03:12:46 PM

CCSSO Common Core Tools and Resources
Audience: States, Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

This document, last updated in August 2012, highlights high quality implementation tools and resources to support teachers, districts, and states with Common Core implementation.  This document is available for free on the CCSSO website and will be updated in winter 2013.

Source: the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 12/8/2012 08:08:15 PM | Published: 12/8/2012 08:25:48 PM

CCSSO Implementing the Common Core Standards Newsletter
Audience: States, Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

This newsletter is free and sent to teachers, district leaders, state leaders and policy leaders across the country every two weeks. This newsletter features Common Core news, webinars, new tools and resources, and spotlights on high quality implementation.  Sign up for free here.

Source: the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 12/8/2012 07:48:30 PM | Published: 2/11/2013 11:26:28 AM

Guidance for Governors on Common Core
Audience: Governors and their staff

Realizing the Potential:How Governors Can Lead Effective Implementation of the Common Core State Standards, provides governors and other state policymakers with guidance to transition their school systems to the Common Core State Standards.

Implementing the CCSS will be challenging because it will require significant changes in instruction, assessment, educator preparation and development, curriculum and materials, and accountability measures. Nevertheless, governors and other state policymakers can play a critical leadership role in supporting implementation of the CCSS. Governors' authority over education and the tools with which they can take action vary considerably from state to state, yet all governors should consider taking the following actions to support implementing the CCSS:

  • Communicate a vision for reform;
  • Identify performance goals and measure progress;
  • Engage key leaders from education, business, and philanthropy;
  • Build educator capacity;
  • Lead transitions in state assessments and accountability policy;
  • Support local development and acquisition of new curricula and materials; and
  • Maximize resources and share costs.
Source: National Governors Association (NGA)
Submitted: 12/2/2011 04:48:36 PM | Published: 12/6/2011 10:45:32 AM

Hunt Institute Common Core Videos
Audience: Educators, Policymakers, Parents

The Hunt Institute videos were developed to help diverse groups — educators, policymakers, parents — better understand the breadth and depth of the Standards and how they will improve teaching, make classrooms better, create shared expectations, and cultivate lifelong learning for all students. There are specific video collections Introducing the Common Core and detailed videos on the Math Standards.

These vignettes can be used in a number of ways — including, but not limited to:
  • Start compelling conversations about setting state or district policy goals, orienting staff to new classroom demands, assessing professional development tools, and creating local curricula and instructional materials.
  • Help educators understand the major changes and advances in their state standards and their impact on what happens in classrooms.
    - Use as strong lead-ins to teacher and administrator engagement in implementation and in setting higher expectations for students.
  • Help parents understand the true essence of the Standards — why changes were important, what will be different in the educational experiences of their children, and how shared expectations—between parents and teachers — can help support children’s learning.
  • Galvanize support for schools — educating parents and community leaders toward a shared goal of helping all students succeed.
Source: The Hunt Institute, The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Submitted: 12/2/2011 04:44:34 PM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:26:46 PM

Illustrative Mathematics
Audience: States, Assessment Consortia, Testing Companies, and Curriculum Developers

The Illustrative Mathematics website provides guidance 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.’ In the future, it will also host a process for submitting, discussing, reviewing, and publishing tasks.

Source: the Institute for Mathematics & Education - The University of Arizona
Submitted: 6/22/2011 04:10:02 PM | Published: 12/5/2011 04:44:27 PM

Jo Boaler, mathematics educator, discusses how Common Core State Standards for Mathematics helps students become powerful math thinkers
Audience: Teacher Educators, Administrators, Parents

In a statement of support for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Jo Boaler, mathematics educator, suggests the new standards will support more equitable achievement and embrace broader mathematics. In this recent article in The Atlantic, she offers reflections on why these new curriculum standards help usher in a new era of mathematics teaching and student achievement.   
 

Source: The Atlantic (Nov 1, 2013)
Submitted: 11/14/2013 11:11:33 AM | Published: 11/14/2013 02:15:34 PM

Joint Statement
Audience: General

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) united to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards, releasing a joint public statement.

Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
Submitted: 8/25/2011 09:29:08 AM | Published: 12/5/2011 04:33:42 PM

Making it Happen
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, and Supervisors

Making it Happen is a guide for teachers, teacher leaders, and supervisors that identifies and highlights the ways in which NCTM resources can support them as they implement and supplement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) in their states. NCTM resources include: Principles and Standards, Curriculum Focal Points, Essential Understandings, Navigations, Illuminations, and more.

For more information on Making It Happen, visit www.nctm.org/mih.

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 6/22/2011 04:10:38 PM | Published: 12/2/2011 07:05:45 PM

NCSM Webinars to Enhance your Leadership Work
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Leaders & Supervisors

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics present new opportunities, as well as challenges, for mathematics education leaders to provide all students access to high quality mathematics instruction and assessment. Learn about the most productive ways to begin CCSS implementation, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and resources that NCSM will be providing to support this work using the webinars found on the NCSM website.

These webinars are each one-hour long and can provide you with additional resources to enhance your leadership work.
  • New Resources for Illustrating the Mathematical Practices – February 2012
  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: The CCSS Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools – November 2011
  • Deeper Diver Into the Common Core State Standards: Leading with the Mathematical Practices – February 2011
  • Getting Started with the Common Core State Standards: First Steps for Mathematics Education Leaders – November 2010
Source: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and Carnegie Learning
Submitted: 3/23/2012 10:36:28 AM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:18:52 PM

NCTM's Administrator's Guide
Audience: Administrators

NCTM's Administrator's Guide: How to Interpret the Common Core State Standards to Improve Mathematics Education positions school and district leaders to make sense of the past decade's many recommendations, with special emphasis on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Focusing on similarities between these new standards and those outlined in NCTM's influential Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this handbook efficiently highlights reasoning processes that are essential in any high-quality mathematics program. Students who know these processes are set to "do math" in any context, real or abstract.

Includes answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" and detailed lists of resources to support school mathematics programs.

Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Submitted: 12/2/2011 05:26:54 PM | Published: 12/2/2011 05:49:38 PM

Priority Recommendations: Agenda for Action
Audience: Policymakers, Mathematics Educators, General Public

With support from the National Science Foundation, three conferences were held in 2011 to identify actions needed to ensure successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics(CCSSM). These conferences dealt respectively with curriculum, professional development and assessment. Each conference resulted in a report specifying priorities and action items. In subsequent work, leaders of the conference projects collaborated to produce a common set of priority recommendations spanning the three conference themes. These actions are intended to inform the broad mathematics education community as well as agencies, foundations and other interested parties regarding important steps to achieve the goals of the CCSSM initiative, namely to improve mathematics learning opportunities for all students.
Submitted: 3/15/2012 02:35:49 PM | Published: 3/27/2012 10:49:09 AM

Priority Research Agenda for Understanding the Influence of the CCSS-M
Audience: Policymakers, Researchers

This report details the rationale for, and recommendations of, a priority research agenda for understanding the influence of the CCSSM. It concludes with methodological considerations for carrying out the proposed agenda. The priority research agenda was developed by Horizon Research, Inc., with broad-based input from mathematics education and policy researchers, with hopes that:

  • researchers will consider conducting studies, and situating their work, in these priority areas;
  • funders will encourage and support research in these priority areas; and
  • the field will establish means to accumulate knowledge across studies in these priority areas.
Source: Horizon Research, Inc.
Submitted: 12/6/2011 10:39:53 AM | Published: 12/6/2011 10:39:56 AM