Common Core State Standards

Many thanks to those educators from around the state who pitched in to review the draft PARCC Model Content Frameworks over the past few weeks!

The Frameworks will be an excellent tool to help curriculum and instruction leaders design and write curricular and instructional tools. This way, teachers can be sure that the resources they use are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and to the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers) system. Sounds helpful, doesn’t it?

But there are even more benefits! The Frameworks will give teachers a better understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how key pieces of the test design will follow from the CCSS within a grade and across grades.

 It’s really important to note that the Frameworks are not a curriculum that teachers will be required to stick to, but are voluntary resources that will provide guidance in helping Florida’s students master the CCSS.

 If you missed the opportunity to review the draft and provide your own thoughts, the next draft of the Frameworks will be publicly released for review and comment sometime in August. Check out the official PARCC website at to sign up for e-mail notification of big PARCC events.


4 thoughts on “Common Core State Standards

  1. I am a 7th grade math teacher in New York, and I am so impressed with your willingness to communicate online in this way!

    In these tough financial times, I’m interested in finding a repository of free teacher-created lessons and ancillaries that could be adapted for use in any of the 44 participating states’ ELA and math classrooms. Are there plans in place to facilitate sharing lesson plans and other classroom ideas online, across state lines?

    • Thanks for the kudos! As for your question, yes, for mathematics Florida is participating with the writers of the Mathematics Common Core Standards on a project called the Illustrative Math Project which is identifying lessons for teacher use to model instruction for the Common Core Math standards. Go to for more information. Thanks for the question!

  2. Diane says:

    What about the Common Core Standards for History/Science grades 6-8? I am looking for materials and examples to share with teachers at Common Core Trainings.

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