Resources for Administrators and Teachers

The following sites offer vast resources that you may find useful. Some additional information is noted under some sites that might serve to assist you in your search for specific information.

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Home site for CCSSI

  • Standards
  • Letters of support
  • K–8 Publisher’s Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • High School Publisher’s Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

The Illustrative Mathematics Project

Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards. Source:

The Institute for Mathematics and Education, University of Arizona

  • The Progressions Documents by Domain of the CCSSM

Common Core Tools

Developed and updated with new posts by Bill McCallum, lead writer of the CCSSM

  • Progression documents

Achieve the Core

This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers see their hard work deliver results. was created in the spirit of collaboration. Please steal these tools and share them with others. Source:

  • Teacher, Administrator, Parent and Community resources

National Governors Association

  • Search Common Core State Standards – all press releases – a lot of history

Council of Chief State School Officers - CCSSO

  • Search Common Core State Standards – all press releases – a lot of history
  • Common Core Implementation Video Series
  • Teacher quality resources

Assessment Consortia

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers – PARCC

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium - SBAC

Sample Items, Performance Tasks, and Practice Tests

Technology Strategy Framework and System Requirements Specifications

Elementary Math Specialists and Teacher Leader Project – EMS&TL

  • Mathematics Specialists Clearing House and resources
  • Doing What Works – CCSS Mathematics Transition Project

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators – AMTE

  • AMTE Resources for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
  • Recommendations and Guidelines for Certification and Programs for Elementary Mathematics Specialists

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - NCTM

  • resources for all mathematics educators
  • Core Math Tools

Designed to "illuminate" the new NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

  • Lessons
  • Activities
  • Standards
  • Web Links

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics - NCSM

  • NCSM Illustrating the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Mathematics Common Core Coalition
  • Inside Mathematics
  • CCSSM Analysis Tools and PD
  • NCSM Great Sample Tasks

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - DPI

  • Standards and Commitment
  • Implementation
  • Assessment
  • Teacher Preparation Licensing
  • Educator Effectiveness

Wisconsin Mathematics Council - WMC

  • Teacher Professional Development and Resource Organization

The Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematical Education of Teachers

Council of the Great City Schools

  • Parent Roadmaps by grade level for CCSSM
  • CCSS Videos

National Parent Teacher Association - PTA

  • Parents’ Guides to student success by grade

IES – Institute of Education Science – What Works Clearinghouse

  • Resources and data – IES Fractions book


Free middle school resources for Club and Competitive Programs

Home Page of Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu

Geometry and the CCSSM, Grades 4–12

Teaching Geometry According to the Common Core Standards

Teaching Geometry in Grade 8 and High School According to the Common Core Standards