The Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort establishing a single set of clear educational standards for English-language arts and mathematics that states can share and voluntarily adopt.
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Professional Development Materials Specific to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, including:
- Resources to help you learn what the initiative is all about and to develop general concepts about the Math standards and appendices;
- Information about what alignment means and resources to help you align your curriculum and practices to the CCSS;
- Topic-specific support for implementing the standards.
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SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
Maine is a governing member of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SABC), a multi-state collaborative working to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Stay informed about timely developments by checking the SBAC website – frequently!
First Steps toward getting the most out of the Math standards (All files PDF)
Tables (All files PDF)
Key Points in Mathematics (PDF / Source: NGA and CCSSO)
More information about the Common Core Standards can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/commoncore/index.html.
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Read Common Core State Standards for Mathematics online
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics w/Linked References (developed at the University of Arizona)
Appendix A: Designing High School Courses Based on the Common Core State Standards (All files PDF)
Introduction and Overview
How to Read the Pathways
Traditional Pathway (Complete)
• Algebra I • Geometry • Algebra II
Integrated Pathway (Complete)
• Mathematics I • Mathematics II • Mathematics III
Introduction to High School Mathematics in Middle School
Accelerated Traditional Pathway (Complete)
• Accelerated 7th Grade • 8th Grade Algebra I
Accelerated Integrated Pathway (Complete)
• Accelerated 7th Grade • 8th Grade Mathematics I
Additional Mathematics Courses
Application for English Language Learners (PDF)
This document provides information regarding the application of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners with respect to best practices.
Application to Students with Disabilities (PDF)
This document provides information regarding the application of the Common Core State Standards for students with disabilities with respect to best practices and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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Updated 6/12/12 -pb