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Common Core Support Center

preparing students to thrive in a diverse and changing world

NOTE: Common Core Standards will be in place for the 2014-2015 SY only. See Common Core Q&A for more information. (Added July 7, 2014)

Common Core Resources including Myths vs Facts about CCS

The goal of the Common Core State Standards is to provide a clear, consistent 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 young people need for success in college and careers.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a state-led process to develop a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded grants to two consortia to develop assessment systems focused on the CCSS:
  • The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), working on online exams, received $176 million.
  • The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), working on assessments in English and math, received $186 million.

NEA is committed to this project. Read about NEA’s involvement in this project

CCSS for Students with Disabilities
Information on CCSS Alternate Assessment
Cognitive Strategy Instruction
Intensive Interventions for Students Struggling in Reading and Mathematics







Education Week: Common Standards Watch: SC Makes 25
Common Core Webinar Series
Common Core State Standards with the 21st Century Skills
The Common Core Institute
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative
Alliance for Excellent Education
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
The Next Generation of Science Standards...10 Things You Need to Know
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