Common Core Resources

There are three sections of information organized as follows:
1. Section one, CCSS Resources, links to tools that teachers will need to implement CCSS.
2. Section two, CCSS Informational Articles, links to articles (informational both pro and con) that provide analysis of CCSS and how it will impact teaching.
3. Section three, CCSS Contacts for Feedback, contains access information for comments and questions about the CCSS. CCSS is a work in progress and feedback, comments are welcomed both at the District and State level.

Please contact me if you'd like to suggest additional resources that could be shared and added to this page.

Section One: CCSS Resources

California State Board of Education
  • State Standards
  • Resources for Teachers
  • Implementation Plan including Frequently Asked Questions and Resources Listserv (you can join and receive information and updates regarding the implementation)

Common Core Toolkit from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • P21 Framework and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • P21, CCSS and Curricula and Assessment Systems
  • Classroom-focused examples of ELA and Mathematics
  • Common Core Implementation resources

LAUSD Common Core Resources

NYC Common Core Library

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
  • Sample Items and Performance Tasks

Smarter Balanced ELA Samples
Smarter Balanced Mathematics Samples
Smarter Balanced Student Practice Tests
Smarter Balanced Tutorial for Teachers

Section Two: CCSS Informational Articles

Lillge, Danielle. (2012, December 8). Illuminating Possibilities: Secondary Writing Across the Curriculum as a Resource for Navigating Common Core State Standards. [Special issue on Writing Across the Secondary School Curriculum] Across the Disciplines, 9(3). Retrieved December 3, 2013, from

Section Three: CCSS Contacts for Feedback

Address your comments to the following who are the designated decision makers: our School Board, our State School Board and our State lawmakers. Below are the contacts for our school site.

School Board Member Monica Ratliff
Chair, Common Core Ad Hoc Committee
Tele: 818.351.9060

California State Board of Education

To contact the State Board of Education members please send your email to:
Tele: 916.319.0827
FAX: 916.319.0175
Or write to individual members at:
State Board of Education
1430 N Street, Room 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium State Contacts: California

K-12 State Lead: Diane Hernandez, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, California Department of Education