These documents and website links are tools for educators to use to introduce the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that were adopted by Michigan in July 2010. Additional resources are provided that will help schools align curriculum, instruction and assessment with the new standards.
These workshop agendas, handouts, and activities help schools learn about the K-12 Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Key concepts found in the K-12 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Parents Guide to Student Success
These resources help schools facilitate the K-12 horizontal and vertical curriculum alignment process. Sample workshop agendas are provided along with the Michigan Department of Education crosswalks that show the alignment between the GLCEs/HSCEs with the CCSS.
Cross walks showing content coming inand going out:
English Language Arts
These activities will help teachers understand and incorporate the instructional strategies imbedded in the Common Core State Standards.
Professional Development Resources:
A Focus on Informational Text
A Focus on Writing
NEW: Introduction Videos for Common Core
The Hunt Institute Channel has posted a series of short videos on topics concerning the Common Core State Standards. These videos feature the authors of the CCSS explaining key concepts of the Standards.
Links to video-taped lessons that incorporate effective instructional strategies:
Content Literacy Strategies for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects
CCSS-M Learning Progressions Math Document K-5
Tools to help assess student mastery of Common Core State Standards
NEW! ELA Smarter Balance Assessment Samples
NEW! Math Smarter Balance Assessment Samples
NEW! Sample Items and Performance Tasks
NEW – Sample Smarter Balanced ELA and Mathematics Assessments
PARCC Field Test Resources
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) brings together 30 states, including Michigan, to create a common, innovative assessment system for Mathematics and English Language Arts that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards.