Resources that Support Common Core Implementation
Roadblocks and Routes: Professional Development in Math in Common Districts
This report describes some of the more common roadblocks that Math in Common districts faced in their early years of CCSS-M implementation, along with the routes that the districts took around those roadblocks in order to support teacher and student learning.
What Accelerates a Community of Practice? Inflection Points That Changed the Course of the Math in Common Initiative
This report describes the trajectory of the Math in Common (MiC) Community of Practice (CoP), including both its missteps and its successes, in the hope that designers or participants of other formal or informal CoPs can leverage the MiC experience and make progress more quickly in their own collaborations.
Understanding Complex Instructional Change: Classroom Observations of Math in Common Districts
This report describes how teachers participating in the Math in Common initiative made significant shifts in their instruction to help students master the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
Educators Collaborating to Improve Mathematics: Three Structures That Mattered in Math in Common Districts
This report describes how districts participating in the Math in Common initiative approached the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSS-M) differently than other California districts.
Spotlight on Student Achievement: Analyses of Statewide Assessment Data in Math in Common Districts
This report documents the uneven math gains made by Math in Common (MiC) districts, schools, and students, by analyzing the patterns of those gains, which range from outperforming statewide trends to more moderate growth. While progress in student achievement in the MiC districts has been slow, there are some promising signs to share with the field.
Developing Principals' Instructional Leadership in Math in Common Districts
This report describes the approaches that Math in Common (MiC) districts took toward helping principals take ownership of math instruction and standards implementation at their sites, and profiles three MiC districts that built their principals' instructional leadership over time.
Math in Common #14: Incremental Shifts in Classroom Practice: Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
This report draws on qualitative data to present five cases describing shifts in classroom practice related to Common Core State Standards in Mathematics.
The Synergy of Science and English Language Arts: Means and Mutual Benefits of Integration
Learn how the NGSS Early Implementers Initiative is equipping K–8 teachers to integrate science and English language arts.
Instructional Materials: Who Makes the Choice? Findings from the Annual Survey on Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
What are the key steps to consider, and pitfalls to avoid, when choosing curricula to teach Common Core math standards?
Three Structures in the Garden Grove Unified School District That Support Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
Why did one California school district drastically outperform nine others in meeting Common Core math standards? Find out in this report.
Principals as Instructional Leaders: Harnessing Teacher and Administrator Perceptions from the 2016 Math in Common Annual Surveys
What are teacher and school and district administrator perceptions of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics implementation process? Find out in this report.
CenterView: Increasing District Capacity to Implement the Common Core — It Begins With a Partnership
Read about California district leaders' perspectives on Common Core State Standards implementation and the technical assistance districts need.
Sustaining Core Strength: How Core to College States Continue Alignment Efforts Between K–12 and Higher Education
Learn how K-12 and higher education systems collaborate on the new standards to help students successfully transition to postsecondary education.
Bringing the Common Core State Standards to Life Through Site-Located Teacher Learning Structures
Learn how four school districts are designing and implementing site-based, lesson-focused teacher professional learning in the Common Core era.
Many Pathways to Student Success in Mathematics: Middle and High School Math Course Sequences and Placement Decisions in the Math in Common Districts
This report explores the decision-making of 10 California school districts implementing Common Core State Standards in Math.
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