Common Core State Standards Initiative
Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. (Maine is a governing state in this consortium who will provide us with our state assessment.)
Mathematics Common Core Coalition
The Mathematics Common Core Coalition works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation and assessment of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM).
The member organizations are: NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), NCSM (National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics), AMTE (Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators), ASSM (Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics), CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers), and the two assessment consortia: PARCC (Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers) and SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Maine is a governing state of SBAC.
This site includes material or links to information and resources that the organizations of the coalition are providing to the public and the education community about the CCSSM. The intent of this site is to be one-stop shopping for resources for ideas for successful implementation of the common core state standards in mathematics.
Common Core State Standards Videos
The Hunt Institute and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have developed a series of video vignettes that describe and explain the Common Core State Standards. In the videos, key Standards writers talk about how the Standards were developed, who was involved, and the goals they set for all students.
Inside Mathematics has worked closely with mathematics education leaders involved in the creation of the national Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to align the resources of this site with the national standards for mathematical practice. Our goal is to guide and support educators in learning the Common Core framework and related it to teaching practice and students’ learning. The nonlinear nature of web-based resources will support educators in building deeper understanding of what the Common Core Standards look like in practice, with a goal of building robust mathematical thinking in all students.
The first phase of our alignment to the Common Core Standards uses our video resources to illustrate the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Illustrative Mathematics Project
The Illustrative Mathematics Project will provide guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers 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.
K–8 Standards by Domain (PDF)
Progression Documents for the Common Core
This project is organizing the writing of final versions of the progressions documents for the K–12 Common Core State Standards. The work will be undertaken by members of the original work team of the progressions and also by mathematicians and educators not involved in the initial writing.
Curriculum Analysis Tool
The products of the project include three curriculum analysis tools, a User’s Guide to explain how to use the tools, and a professional development to assist teachers, administrators, and others in using the tools. The three tools under development include: (1) a mathematics content tool focused on determining the extent to which curriculum materials convey important mathematics content sequences across grade levels in the CCSSM; (2) a Mathematics Practices tool to determine if curriculum materials engage support teachers and engage students in the Mathematical Practices of the CCSSM; and a tool that determines the extent to which the curriculum materials support teachers in the areas of equity, assessment, and technology.
Tools for the Common Core Standards
This site has links for many of the tools listed above as well as new tools as they are developed and shared.