CKLA Now Online for Free
The CKLA Free Download Manager allows you to download all of CKLA for preschool–third grade for free. Please check back often; we will be adding files weekly and expect the entire program to be online before the end of the year. More…
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The Foundation has completed the following alignments, which are available to Core Knowledge schools upon request.
- Head Start Performance Outcomes (National Head Start Association)
- Work Sampling Assessment Tool (Pearson Education)
- Preschool (early childhood) standards for a number of states
- Kindergarten through eighth grade standards for a number of states
To determine if a state level standards alignment is available for your state, visit our Core Knowledge Schools page. Click a state on the map to view a Core Knowledge overview that indicates whether a preschool or K–8 state level standards alignment is available.
Common Core State Standards
Create Your Own Alignment
Documentation of state educational standards differ in organization and specificity, so there is no quick and easy formula for aligning to the Core Knowledge content. Spend time familiarizing yourself with both the Core Knowledge Sequence, and the standard with which you wish to align. When you know the the Sequence and the standards documents well, and have a strong working knowledge of education and pedagogical methods, analyses required to complete the alignment are more likely to be quick and accurate. Read our Guidelines for Creating an Alignment document for additional support.
Share Your Alignment
If your school has created an alignment, between the Core Knowledge Sequence and your state or local standards, that you would like to make available to the Foundation and others who share the Core Knowledge vision, please let us know!