Common Core Resources

Common Core State Standards:
This site is the “home” of the standards. Here you will find the standards, their appendices and corresponding resources to help create a foundational understanding of the CCSS.

PARCC Assessment:
This is the one of the two assessment consortiums being used by NJ, which is writing the CCSS assessments starting with the 2014-2015 school year. PARCC is developing a number of tools and resources aligned to the CCSS and the PARCC assessments. It hosts new sample items and task prototypes, model content frameworks, and much more.

PARCC Assessment Policies:
This web page contains the calculator policy and Reference Sheets applicable to the PARCC assessments.

New Jersey Model Curriculum:
This New Jersey Department of Education website contains links to Model Curriculum and other resources. The Model Curriculum includes the standards of grade level content organized into 5 units of study. You will also find formative assessments that allow for measuring student proficiency of the target skills. [Username: model Password: curriculum].

NJ Educator Resource Exchange:
A New Jersey initiative to provide educator resources for teachers, by teachers: CCSS and NJ Model Curriculum alignments.






Achieve the Core:
This site, run by Student Achievement Partners, has tools, articles, and resources to help illuminate the Core.

Illustrative Mathematics:
This site provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) videos:
This site is designed to support states, schools, and teachers in the implementation of the CCSS.

 Teaching Channel Videos:
TCH has more than 100 free videos inside classrooms where teachers are using the Core Standards.  

Smarter Balanced Assessment:
This is the other one of the two assessment consortiums, which NJ is not using; however, there are good resources on their website.

CCSO has created both Word and Excel versions of the Common Core Standards.  They are posted on the Louisiana Department of Education website.

Narratives of the standards developed by the Common Core State Standards working group and writing team through University of Arizona’s Institute for Mathematics and Education.

Unpacking the Standards:
From North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: A rich collection of real lessons to bring to your classroom. What does that standard really mean when I teach it? Good examples for every standard.

The NSDL Math Common Core Collection:
Contains digital learning objects that are related to specific Math Common Core State Standards from the National Science Digital Library.

Mapping the Core:
Mapping the Core is a blog covering the Common Core Standards and how to improve instruction while implementing these standards.

Math Common Core Coalition:
This site provides a clearinghouse for Common Core resources

Tools for the Common Core Standards:
This site publishes updates and reports on projects we are involved in to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

CCSS Toolbox:

Mathematics Vision Project is committed to helping educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as part of a continuum of mathematics instruction addressing conceptual, procedural, and representational thinking; depth of knowledge; and assessment.

Mathematics Assessment Project:
Ready to use lessons and tasks for formative assessments aligned with Common Core for grades 7-12.

A digital space to help teachers get to the heart of the matter in implementing the new Common Core State Standards. The Common Core Implementation Center is designed by teachers for teacher with free teaching resources ready to use in the classroom. Innovative classroom projects weave multiple Common Core ELA Standards into authentic learning experiences. A searchable, growing library of ready-to-go projects, teaching tools and lessons engages students and improves CCSS learning. A self-directed learning community offers direct access to experts through forums, blogs and articles, research-based teaching technique tutorials and a teaching strategy index. And open forums and galleries make it easy for teachers to share and connect to classrooms.

Common Core Big Idea Series: A New Blueprint

Curriculum experts Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins share big ideas for implementing common core in this five-part series. They also clear up misunderstandings and offer recommendations for designing a coherent curriculum and assessment system for realizing the standards’ promise.


Pearson Webinars:
Contains both archived Common Core related webinars as well as upcoming webinars.
A professional social network for the education community. Among the many interesting Communities is “Implementing Common Core Standands in Math” which includes upcoming and archived webinars.