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Common Core Resources: About CCSS

A guide to National University Library's resources for the Common Core State Standards

Common Core Initiative

Common Core State Standards Initiative Logo The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

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Common Core State Standards Implementation Guide

  • Guiding Strategy 1
    Facilitate high quality professional learning opportunities for educators to ensure that every student has access to teachers who are prepared to teach to the levels of rigor and depth required by the CCSS.
  • Guiding Strategy 2
    Provide CCSS-aligned instructional resources designed to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Guiding Strategy 3
    Develop and transition to CCSS-aligned assessment systems to inform instruction, establish priorities for professional learning, and provide tools for accountability.
  • Guiding Strategy 4
    Collaborate with parents, guardians, and the early childhood and expanded learning communities to integrate the CCSS into programs and activities beyond the K–12 school setting.
  • Guiding Strategy 5
    Collaborate with the postsecondary and business communities and additional stakeholders to ensure that all students are prepared for success in career and college.
  • Guiding Strategy 6
    Seek, create, and disseminate resources to support stakeholders as CCSS systems implementation moves forward.
  • Guiding Strategy 7
    Design and establish systems of effective communication among stakeholders to continuously identify areas of need and disseminate information.

Common Core Blog for National University Faculty & Students

Use the blog link below to share great resources and best practices in implementing Common Core Standards:

Curriculum Farmework Summaries

The executive summaries provide an overview of each curriculum framework and provide valuable pathways for deeper study and implementation of the full documents.