Common Core

OSBA has gathered a list of resources and information on the Common Core State Standards, new academic standards in math and English/language arts for grades kindergarten through 12 that take effect in school year 2014-15.

Common Core resources:

Achieve the Core: www.achievethecore.org
• Free, high-quality resources for educators implementing the Common Core

Battelle for Kids: Human Resources’ Role in the Successful Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
• A document that highlights 5 strategies for HR professionals to be more involved in the Common Core transition

Center for Public Education: Understanding the Common Core
• A clearinghouse of information and documents on the Common Core

Center on Instruction: www.centeroninstruction.org
• A collection of scientifically based resources on instruction

Center on Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center: www.learningpt.org/greatlakeseast
• Technical assistance designed to raise the capacity of meeting the goals of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

Common Core State Standards: www.corestandards.org
• Official website for the Common Core

Hunt Institute: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7F4C7DE7CB3D2E6
• YouTube videos on the Common Core State Standards for mathematics

Illustrative Mathematics (McCallum): www.illustrativemathematics.org
• Guidance illustrating the range and types of math work that students should experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core 

Learning Progressions (McCallum): http://math.arizona.edu/~ime/progressions
• Narrative documents describing the typical learning progression of a topic, informed by both research and the logical structure of math

National School Public Relations Association: www.nspra.org/commoncore/index
• Resources to help school districts communicate about the Common Core

National PTA: Parents’ Guide to Student Success
• A guide available in English and Spanish to help parents understand the Common Core

Ohio Education Association: www.ohea.org/common-core-standards
• Resources, links and information about the Common Core

The Ohio Standard: www.theOHstandard.org
• Statewide coalition supporting the Common Core and its implementation

PARCC: http://parcconline.org/new-standards
• A variety of resources about the Common Core and new assessments

Teaching Channel: www.teachingchannel.org
• A video showcase — on the Internet and TV — of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools

Ohio Department of Education:

Common Core State Standards FAQs
• Frequently asked questions about the Common Core 

Common Core State Standards and PARCC Resources
• A list of resources compiled to assist states, districts and schools with the implementation of the Common Core

New Learning Standards
• Standards and model curriculum by subject and grade level

Next Generation Assessments field tests
• Information about the field tests for Ohio's Next Generation Assessments

Sources for rich problems:

Balanced Assessment: www.balancedassessment.concord.org

Inside Mathematics: www.insidemathematics.org

MARS Tasks: http://map.mathshell.org/materials/tasks.php

NCTM Illuminations: http://illuminations.nctm.org

Ohio Resource Center: www.OhioRC.org