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The following Websites are recommended:

  • Common Core State Standards
    The Common Core State Standards 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. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
  • InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards (PDF)
    The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and SupportConsortium (InTASC), is pleased to offer this set of model core teaching standards that outline what teachers shouldknow and be able to do to ensure every K-12 student reaches the goal of being ready to enter college or theworkforce in today’s world. These standards outline the common principles and foundations of teaching practice thatcut across all subject areas and grade levels and that are necessary to improve student achievement.
  • InTasc Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0 (PDF)
    The Council of Chief State School Offi cers (CCSSO), through its Interstate Teacher Assessment and SupportConsortium (InTASC), is pleased to offer this set of combined resources that both defi ne and support ongoing teachereffectiveness to ensure students reach college and career ready standards.This document includes the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue, which werereleased in April 2011, and the new InTASC Learning Progressions for Teachers 1.0: A Resource for Ongoing TeacherDevelopment (2013). Together they describe the new vision of teaching needed for today’s learners, how teachingpractice that is aligned to the new vision develops over time, and what strategies teachers can employ to improve theirpractice both individually and collectively.
  • The Common Core The Alexandria Plan
    Common Core seeks to ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstance, receive a content-rich education in the full range of the liberal arts and sciences, including English, mathematics, history, the arts, science, and foreign languages. We work with teachers and scholars to create instructional materials, conduct research, and promote policies that support a comprehensive and high-quality education in America’s public schools. Common Core is a Washington, DC-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2007.
  • Get to the Core
    The Common Core State Standards were developed by leaders from the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The new standards are designed to ensure real understanding. The materials are designed to go deeper into fewer topics, so kids master the material instead of memorizing. At the same time, the learning is more hands-on with a focus on what students will use in life. The new standards level the playing field by creating a framework for educators to teach from across the nation.
  • State of Michigan Common Core Academic Standards
    In June 2010, the State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the new standards for K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts. These standards improved upon Michigan's current standards (the Grade Level Content Expectations and the High School Content Expectations) by establishing clear and consistent goals for learning, and allow Michigan to work collaboratively with other states to provide curricular support to schools and educators.
  • Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
    The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education has a three-fold mission: study the best of extant educational assessment policy, practice and technology; Consider our best estimates of how education will change in the future and what it will need from educational measurement during the 21st century; Generate recommendations concerning the design of future models for and uses of educational assessment to support the demands and needs of education as these varied needs can be anticipated to be in the next quarter century and beyond.
  • Scholastic-Common Sense for the Common Core
    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have ushered in one of the most profound educational changes in American history. To date, 46 states, the District of Columbia, and three territories have adopted the CCSS. Scholastic stands ready to provide teacher support, a wealth of Common Core-ready resources, and up-to-date information that will help you lay a solid foundation for your students, providing the skills and knowledge they¹ll need to succeed in the 21st century.



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