Communication Resources

Here are a few files that might be helpful to you in providing additional context for anyone with questions about the Common Core State Standards:

  • CCSSFacts (also Alliance for Excellent Education)
  • TheCommonCore.com is a new advocacy tool presented by the Higher State Standards Partnership and supported by the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the hundreds of individual businesses and local chambers that comprise their memberships
  • The Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers created a Common Core Implementation Video Series, featuring the authors of the standards discussing how they were developed and how they will help students
  • Here are links to a couple of reflection pieces from Jason Zimba about misconceptions of the CCSS —there might be some pieces in this reflection that address some of the myths and half-truths.

“What I Learned…”
“Critics’ Math Doesn’t Add Up”

and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium:

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