Governing Board

Common Core State Standards Resource List


Common Cores Standards Official website sponsored by Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governor's Association

Council of Chief State School Officers - national association of state superintendents – helpful communications tools

International Center for Leadership in Education – White paper on Implementing the Common Core and resources to assist with developing an implementation plan

Engage New York – this is the Common Core Site for New York State. You'll find videos, lessons and general resources here. New York will be posting curriculum units shortly to this site.

Hunt Videos – 30 videos on key topics of the common core Jordan-Granite School Districts Consortium – these two school districts have developed resources on implementing the common core

National Parent Teachers Association – communication tools for every grade regarding the Common Core State Standards

New York Department of Education – model curriculum units

Northwest Regional Education Laboratory – general resources on the common core

Ohio Department of Education – Example of common core curriculum, units of study for grades K-12

Smithfield School District RI – sample units and resources developed by a school district in Rhode Island

Student Achievement Partners – non-profit organization formed to support the Common Core State Standards

Successful Practice Network – Gold Seal Lessons – exemplary lessons developed by teachers to achieve the rigor and relevance of the common core

Teaching Channel – this website provides videos of classroom teachers presenting lessons in all content areas. Helpful to critique the instructional shifts required in the common core

Thinkfinity – Teacher resources developed by the Verizon Foundation

Utah Education network – lots of quality lessons in all content areas


CCSS ELA and Literacy standards

Appendix A - Background information

Appendix B – Text exemplars and performance tasks

Appendix C – Writing exemplars

Common Core Curriculum Maps – Funded originally by the Gates Foundation approximately 5000 teachers have contributed to the development of these units. Originally free you can still find the free document in the archived files. E-versions and hardbound copies now available for a fee.

National Council of English Teachers

International Reading Association - Common Core webinars and resources

Released Items for Reading


CCSS Mathematics Standards

High School content maps and syllabi

CCSS Appendix A

Deborah Ball –Professor at the University of Michigan – excellent videos illustrating quality math classes

Hung-Hsi Wu's Home Page – served on the Math CCSS writing group. Excellent tools & resources for high school teachers.

Illuminations – NCTM resources for teaching math (activities, lessons)

Illustrative Mathematics Project – Funded by the Gates Foundation, this site features the domains of the Common Core State Standards for K-8 and the High School. The site is being developed to provide teachers with sample items for each of the standards.

Inside Mathematics – resources and videos illustrating the mathematical practices

Mathematical Practice rubrics and supplement – Rubrics developed by a group of secondary teachers to help guide the implementation of the mathematical practices. The supplemental document provides additional resources for each of the eight mathematical practices.

Mathematical Progression Documents – Describes in detail the development of the domains.


Modeling in a Real & Complex World – Units developed by Montana University for high school mathematics

MSP Project Drew Kravin & Phil Gonzales – This site is a Math Science Partnership site that features units of study by grade level. The units were developed in partnership with classroom teachers.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

National Common Core Coaliton – represents 8 national mathematics organizations

National Council of Supervisor of Mathematics

One hundred Plus tools on STEM for teachers – This is a tool that was prepared by a teacher who has reviewed over one hundred different math, science and STEM sites. She has used the live binder tool to organize these resources. Live binder does not screen any of these tools. Link captures many high quality sites in one place.

Stepping Stones – 40 interdisciplinary projects for grades 7-12 developed by Indian University to model real world application of mathematics

Think Math

Wolfram Math World – search engine for mathematical problems

 Compiled by San Marcos Unified School District: Thank you

Shifts in English Language Arts and Mathematics