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:
• 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:
• A collection of scientifically based resources on instruction

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

Common Core State Standards:
• Official website for the Common Core

Hunt Institute:
• YouTube videos on the Common Core State Standards for mathematics

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

Learning Progressions (McCallum):
• 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:
• 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:
• Resources, links and information about the Common Core

The Ohio Standard:
• Statewide coalition supporting the Common Core and its implementation

• A variety of resources about the Common Core and new assessments

Teaching Channel:
• 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:

Inside Mathematics:

MARS Tasks:

NCTM Illuminations:

Ohio Resource Center: