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The Common Core State Standards are a set of standards for Math and English Language Arts that were developed by state leaders to ensure that every student graduates high school prepared for college or the workforce.  The standards are designed to set clear expectations of what students should know in each grade and subject.  They reflect rigorous learning benchmarks when compared to countries whose students currently outperform American students on international assessments.

1. – provides an overview of the transition to the common core standards

  • replaces the TN Diploma Project
  • contains links to most of the websites that follow

2. – contains the standards in E/LA and Math along with application for special populations (ELL, Special Ed.)

3. – provides a list of tools and free resources to guide implementation of Common Core State Standards

  • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

4. – provides free, high-quality resources to educators for implementing standards

  • includes exemplars that may be downloaded and used for instruction
  •  according to State Dept. official, Emily Barton, this is the most important Common Core site

5. Building the Promise of the Common Core Together- We provide educators with open source tools and resources needed to actively engage teachers in making education content localized and adapted to their own environments.

6.Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language Arts- The Council of the Great City Schools' parent roadmaps in English language arts/literacy provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8.

7. Progressions Documents for the Common Core Math Standards- The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics

8. Basal Alignment Project- The Council of the Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners partnered together to launch an initiative called the Basal Alignment Project (BAP)

9. CCSS-CTE Classroom Tasks- As states and districts implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), they will need to find ways to ensure the content is both rigorous and engaging for students, particularly in mathematics.

10. Understanding Language- Language, Literacy, and Learning in the Content Areas

11. Common Core Standards for English Language Learners -This resource section offers ideas and materials including classroom videos, teacher interviews, and bilingual parent tips


Teacher Video Resources

Teaching Channel Common Core Videos

CCSSO Common Core Implementation Video Series

Common Core State Standards Video Series

Engage Common Core Video Series

Expect More TN (Parental Resource)

Engage ny






Contact Information:

Decatur County Board of Education

Branson Townsend, Director

59 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369

Decaturville, TN 38329

email: [email protected]

Phone: (731) 852-2391

Fax: (731) 852-2960