Common Core State Standards Initiative


What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative?


     The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt. The standards have been informed by the best available evidence and the highest state standards across the country and globe and designed by a diverse group of teachers, experts, parents, and school administrators, so they reflect both our aspirations for our children and the realities of the classroom. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. The standards are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee that our students are competitive in the emerging global marketplace.



Has New York State Adopted the Common Core State Standards?


     New York State adopted the Common Core State Standards on July 19th, 2010, with the understanding that New York may add some additional P-12 expectations (up to 15%, as needed). On January 10th, 2011, the Board of Regents approved the recommended additions to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, plus a new set of Prekindergarten Standards. These three files can be downloaded below:
   New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy
   New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics
   New York State Prekindergarten Learning Standards

What other information is available about the Common Core State Standards Initiative?


NECSD Common Core Documents

Oct. 20- CSSS Math Turnkey Wkshp. Files


   CCSS Preparing Students for Algebra
   Math Standards Intro (.ppt)
   Visualizing and Communicating Mathematically
   Common Core Shifts
   Historical Photos Worksheet
   Dog Tags Worksheet
   Encouraging Math Habits of the Mind (.ppt)
   Folding Rectangles Worksheet
   Fractions of a Square Worksheet
   Going Further Planning Template
   In the Circles Worksheet
   In This Magic Square
   Math Work Templates
   What is my Mystery Number
   Worksheet Shifts 2-6
   You Are at a Baseball Game Worksheet

Oct. 17- CSSS ELA Turnkey Wkshp. Files


   Phonics and Language Core Instructions
   Language Core Instruction 6-12
   ELA Standards Intro (.ppt)
   Comprehension Core Instruction
   Bumper Sticker Writing
   Going Further PD Planning Template
   Key Shifts Admin Literacy
   Key Shifts in Literacy Chart
   QW Read Detective
   QW Write Reporter
   Tabbing Instructions
   Technology Indicators K-8.doc
   Turnkey Planning Template
   Vocabulary Quickest Overview
   Writing Anchor Standard 10 Explored
   Writing Progression

Oct. 3rd Math Training Documents


   Math Core Curriculum
   Math Priorities
   NYS P-12 CC Learning Standards - Math
   Required Fluencies in CCS Math
   Bringing the Common Core to Life
   Common Core Shifts
   Priorities in the CCSS Math - Zimba
   Encouraging Math Habits of the Mind (.ppt)
   Places to Begin Excerpt
   Math Work Template
   You are at a Baseball Game
   What is my Mystery Number
   In The Circles
   In This Magic Square
   Folding Rectangle
   Design a Tent
   Fractions of a Square
   Historical Photos

Oct. 5th ELA/Literacy Training Documents


   Agenda for Participants
   NYS P-12 CC Standards for ELA & Literacy
   ELA Standards Intro (.ppt)
   Comprehension Core Instruction
   Key Shifts in Literacy Chart
   Phonics and Language Core Instructions
   Language Core Instruction 6-12
   Grade Level Reading Strand Chart
   CC Unit: Reading of Lincolnís Address
   Technology Indicators K-8
   Vocabulary Instruction in the CC (.ppt)
   Bumper Sticker Writing (.ppt)
   Writing Progression Charts (.ppt)