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Videos Explaining the Common Core

Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success

  • Stand-alone animated introductory segment
  • History of Standards, development
  • Promise of college-and-career ready students



The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence

  • General discussion of mathematics Standards and goals
  • Description of domains and increased focus and coherence
  • Discussion of domains' discrete life spans
  • General description of the differences for high school mathematics, including real-world applications and modeling


The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

  • Historical context of the need for change in ELA Standards
  • Five critical shifts from earlier standards: text complexity; analysis, inference and evidence; writing to sources; mastery of writing and speaking; academic vocabulary
  • Importance of academic vocabulary, especially for English Learners