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Common Core

Common Core Standards for Mathematics: View PDF

Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: View PDF

The Common Core Standards: What Do They Mean for Out-of-School Time? This brief describes the Common Core, shares examples of OST programs and systems responding, and recommends how the OST field might think about alignment opportunities. 

Connecting Expanded Learning Opportunities and the Common Core State Standards to Advance Student Success a publication by the Council of the Chief State School Officers

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium A state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career- readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of the two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards by the 2014-2015 school year.

Fun Resource!


An interactive and adaptive website where students can practice all of the Common Core standards for reading and math. A free resource with no ads! Teachers can receive detailed email updates with data on student progress. Students can sign on from school or home!