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Common Core Resources

Guiding Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

Unpacking CCSS in Early Grades

Common Core K–5 ELA Anchors Unpacked

Using Core Knowledge to Implement

"A Day in Core Knowledge Early Reading" (2012)

"Envisioning a Common Core Curriculum" (2011)

CCSS Evaluation Rubric


K–5 Sequence ELA to CCSS Alignment

6–8 Sequence ELA to CCSS Alignment

K–8 Sequence Math to CCSS Alignment

K–2 CKLA to CCSS Alignment

Grade 3 CKLA to CCSS Alignment

Publisher's Criteria

CCSS Publisher's Criteria

CKLA Alignment (K–2) to the CCSS Publisher's Criteria

Sample Lessons

Sample CKLA Listening and Learning Lessons

Sample CKLA Skills Lessons

Sample Mathematics Lesson

CCSS Assessments

Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

Third-Party Resources

Student Achievement Partners (SAP) 

Founded by Common Core contributors David Coleman, Jason Zimba, and Susan Pimentel, Student Achievement Partners provides a variety of innovative, high quality resources that can be used to support effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Some of the site's resources include a guide to creating text-dependent questions, text complexity resources, and close reading exemplars.


New York State has demonstrated leadership in their implementation of the Common Core State Standards. EngageNY offers instructional resources, professional development materials, samples of test questions, video resources, a toolkit for parents & families, and other related materials to aid in your transition to the Common Core.