Publications & Resources

Getting a Handle on the Standards

Oct 2017

Barbara Jones, Glory Tobiason, Sandy Chang, Margaret Heritage, and Joan Herman

This resource addresses key shifts in learning and teaching represented in the CCRS with a focus on understanding the Common Core State Standards. It provides an introduction to the CCSS and outlines a detailed process that teachers can use to become knowledgeable about the standards and prepare to teach them. An important first step in preparing to teach the CCSS well is to understand the content of the standards and how they differ from States’ prior standards. This resource is one in a series produced by the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from the College and Career Ready Standard (CCRS) for diverse learners.


Related Resources:

Worksheet 1: Browsing the Mathematics CCSS

Worksheet 2: Interpreting the K-12 Standards for Mathematical Practice

Worksheet 3: Studying the Old and New Standards – ELA & Literacy

Worksheet 4: Studying the Learning Progressions of the Mathematics and ELA & Literacy CCSS

Worksheet 5: Note-Taking Worksheet – Implication Coding

Worksheet 6: Implication Coding Worksheet – Identifying Needed Resources

Jones, B., Tobiason, G., Chang, S., Heritage, M., and Herman, J. (2015). Getting a handle on the standards. Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).