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CCSSO Common Core Tools and Resources

Audience: States, Educators, Teacher Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Developers

This document, last updated in October 2013, 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.

Source: the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Submitted: 12/8/2012 08:08:15 PM | Published: 10/16/2014 12:12:09 PM

Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

The Curriculum Materials Analysis Tools provides a set of tools with objective measures and information to guide selection of mathematics curriculum materials based on evidence of the materials’ alignment with the CCSSM and support for implementation of the CCSSM in classrooms.

The tools were developed by a national team with expertise in mathematics, mathematics education, and school administration to assist textbook selection committees, school administrators, and teachers in the selection of curriculum materials that support implementation of the new CCSSM.

The CCSS Curriculum Materials Analysis Project manual is divided into the following sections for ease of use:

  • Executive Summary
  • User’s Guide
  • Tool 1 – Mathematics Content Alignment (K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
  • Tool 2 – Standards for Mathematical Practices Alignment
  • Tool 3 – Overarching Considerations – Equity, Assessment, and Technology
  • Professional Development Facilitator Guide
  • Facilitator Guide PowerPointSlides
Source: University of Louisville, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics NCSM), and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
Submitted: 2/13/2012 11:16:27 AM | Published: 9/17/2012 03:24:54 PM

Developments on Common Core State Standards Identifier and XML Representation

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teacher Leaders and Supervisors

As states, the District of Columbia, and to territories move from adoption of the Common Core State Standards to implementation, there is a need to appropriately identify and link assets using a shared system of identifiers and a common XML representation. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), working closely with the standards authors, aim to put forward a viable approach for publishing identifiers and XML designation to represent the standards, consistent with their adopted format.

Source: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center)

Submitted: 4/24/2012 04:21:24 PM | Published: 10/16/2014 12:15:31 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

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

Source: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Submitted: 6/22/2011 04:10:38 PM | Published: 10/16/2014 12:16:18 PM

NCSM Great Tasks for Mathematics

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Leaders & Supervisors

The Great Tasks for Mathematics project is a collection of tasks to support implementation of the CCSS. Many of these tasks are drawn from existing sources. Each task includes:

  • Teacher Notes that provide an overview of the task, the Common Core State Standards Content and Practices standards that the task requires
  • Activity Launch that addresses key prerequisite understandings and assesses student readiness for the task
  • Core Task with which students are expected, individually and collaboratively, to wrestle
  • Extension Activities        

Source: National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)

Submitted: 3/23/2012 10:47:20 AM | Published: 10/16/2014 12:16:56 PM