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On July 27, 2010, the Florida State Board of Education, in a unanimous and unified vote, approved the adoption of

the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. This move
strengthened Florida's curriculum standards for these critical subjects and
laid the groundwork for the comparison of our state's academic progress with
our nation and the world. These new Common Core State Standards are not only
rigorous, but they pave the way for a substantial increase in the college and
career readiness of our students. (DOE Press Release, July 27, 2010)





From the official Common Core State Standards Website:   

"Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help

create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly

communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will

allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to

help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The

Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings

and procedures starting in the early grades,thus enabling teachers to take

the time needed to teach core concepts and procedureswell-and to give

students the opportunity to master them."

ACHIEVE.ORG "Achieving the Common Core": Achieve partnered with NGA

and CCSSO on theInitiative and a number of Achieve staff and consultants

served on the writing and review teams. Achieve has developed materials to

help states, districts,and others understand the organization and content of

the standards and the content and evidence base used to support the


ASCD and Common Core State Standards Resources: ASCD is an endorsing
partner of the common core initiative. The newer, higher standards will require
schools and communities to better and more comprehensively support student
learning if students are to meet these enhanced expectations. Extensive
resources for implementation and background on the standards.


Shmoop Common Core Guide: The Common Core Standards are educational standards that help schools prepare their students for college and beyond. With the help of nuclear physicists and elves, Shmoop translates into normal human English the true meaning of each of these standards, and helps you apply them effectively to your lessons.

florida specific 




Florida Department of Education: Countdown to the Common Core

State Impact Florida: Your Essential Guide to the Common Core

iCPALMS Database: CPALMS equips Florida's educators with free
standards-aligned information, course descriptions, peer-reviewed teaching
resources, professional development, and personalized iCPALMS apps.



Core Planner: Common Core Standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade

serve as a map assisting teachers with planning instruction, crafting their own

lessons and linking their plans with the standards. CorePlanner enables you to

check and document Common Core Standards for Math and English as they

apply to each lesson plan.


Pearson Education's Common Core Webinars: Informative webinars from

Pearson including webinars on: Assessment, Mathematics, Reading/ELA,

Common Core Overview, and ELLs & The Common Core. There is also a

section with several previous webinar series including a Common Core

"Virtual Conference".


EduCore:ASCD's free EduCore digital tool, which was funded by a grant from

the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a repository of evidence-based strategies,
videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common
Core standards in mathematics and English language arts and literacy.


Share My Lesson: Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come
together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by
teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching
resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with,
encourage and inspire each other. Share My Lesson has a significant resource
bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards,
from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the


Coursera Common Core Courses: Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds.


Library of Congress: A searchable list of all the Common Core Standards



National PTA Common Core "Parents' Guides to Student Success"
The Guides include great information including:

The Council of the Great City Schools' "Parent Roadmaps"
The arts/literacy guides provide guidance to parents about what their children
will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These
parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three-year snapshots showing
how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be
college and career ready upon their graduation from high school. "
Parents Guide to the Comon Core"
Overview of the Common Core standards including a grade by grade guide.