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Common Core State Standards


6+1 Trait Writing Institute for Common Core State Standard, June 16-19, 2014


In June 2009 the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA) announced a joint venture to establish Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The goal of this historic initiative is for all American children to graduate from high school ready for college, career pathways, and success in a global economy.

Schools and districts are now undertaking the challenging task of effectively implementing these standards in classrooms in a way that ensures all students have access to the high-quality instruction needed to meet the college- and career-ready expectations of the CCSS. This means that key stakeholders across the educational enterprise must systematically plan and methodically take actions toward effective implementation.

Planning for Effective District Implementation

Working like well-connected gears, district administrators, principals, and teachers must each carry out specific tasks to ensure the implementation machine runs efficiently and productively to accomplish the multifaceted job of supporting students’ acquisition of the knowledge and skills for their grade levels, meeting or exceeding the expectations on grade-level summative assessments, and becoming college- and career-ready upon graduation from high school.

Education Northwest can support your implementation efforts by guiding you through the multitude of available resources and help you select those that will best meet your needs.

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Common Core State Standards

Spotlight on the CCSS

Download this series published by Education Northwest to keep regional stakeholders informed about the Common Core initiative.

A Closer Look at the CCSS for Mathematics

An introductory module for teachers, administrators, and leaders of K-12 designed to build an understanding of the CCSS for mathematics.

Planning for Effective District Implementation

Explore strategies and resources to learn about what steps are needed to implement the Common Core State Standards in your district.

Assessing Mathematical Understanding

A set of mathematics assessments for kindergarten and first-grade students that provides both cumulative data about students’ progress over time and in-depth diagnostic information.

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