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Common Core Basics

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The Common Core: Mathematics

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics have been adopted by 45 states. (Learn more about Common Core implementation in your state.) The Standards are divided into two categories that intersect: the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Standards for Mathematical...

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The Common Core: English Language Arts

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 46 states. The Standards aim to raise student achievement and prepare young people for college and careers. They do not prescribe curricula. Rather, they provide guidelines for designing curricula that will afford...

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Glossary of English Language Arts Terms

25 words and phrases for the Common Core

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Crafting Evidence-Based Questions

The Common Core State Standards for the English Language Arts represent a significant shift for educators—not only in how we choose text but also in how we talk about it with students and assess their interactions with it. The Standards steer us away from questions and prompts...

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10 Tips for Parents

Here are 10 ways to support learning at home.

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The Common Core in Your State

Learn about Common Core implementation in your state.

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Common Core Links

Links to the standards and information about the upcoming assessments

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