Common Core State Standards: Updates and Resources
This section is focused on providing state education agencies with ideas, tools, and best practices relating to implementation. State-specific resources and resources for rethinking the role of the state education agency in curriculum, instruction, professional development, and assessment are included.
Planning for Implementation
The following tools can help state and local education agencies begin planning for high-quality implementation of the Common Core State Standards:
- Blueprint for Implementation Workbook: Localizing the Common Core State Standards
- Localizing the Common Core: Outlines a process and next steps for implementation.
- On the Road to Implementation (Achieve, Inc.): Identifies the key areas that state policymakers will need to consider to implement the Common Core State Standards.
- ACCESSing Education Blog: Describes a webinar on incorporating the Common Core State Standards into the Illinois Learning Standards.
- Thomas B. Fordham Institute: Now What? Imperatives and Options for Common Core Implementation and Governance. This publication outlines the implications for implementation and suggests some thoughts on moving forward.
- ACT: A First Look at the Common Core and College and Career Readiness. This publication shares a first look at an analysis of 2010 ACT data that begins to show current high school students' knowledge levels around the Common Core State Standards.
Great Lakes West State Web Pages on the Common Core State Standards
- Illinois has adopted the standards and is now sharing information regarding adoption and future implementation at New Illinois Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core.
- Wisconsin is working with the cooperative educational service agency (CESA) system to implement the standards. More information and resources on Wisconsin implementation are available at Wisconsin Adopts Common Core State Standards.
- Common Core State Standards Foundations Kit: Provides background information for superintendents and other school leaders and serves as a communication tool for use with educators and other stakeholders.
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