The current issue of Implementing the Common Core Standards (ICCS) features the TOOLKIT for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards developed by Student Achievement Partners and the CCSSO. The purpose of the document, as the toolkit describes, “is to catalyze the impact that the CCSS can have on student achievement by increasing the prevalence of CCSS-aligned, high-quality instructional and assessment materials.”
The table below highlights the tools within the toolkit. For district personnel, there are rubrics for evaluating resources to support teachers as they implement the CCSS. For teachers, the toolkit can assist with lesson and unit design.
The August 1st ICCS newsletter also directs readers to a CCSS guide for school counselors developed by American Counseling Association. The guide lists 10 things counselors need to know about the Core including why their efforts are “critical” to a site’s successful implementation of the CCSS.