Common Core State Standards CCSS Resources
The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations designed to ensure all students achieve college and career readiness. Forty-six states have now adopted these shared standards so their students can compete and succeed on a world stage.

Achieve The Core This site provides free, high-quality resources to educators now doing the hard work of implementing these higher standards.
Smarter Balance
OCDE and the Common Core
AASL Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources

Partnership for 21st Century Skills P21
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.
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CA Model School Library Standards
Organization of the Standards
This is an overview including the overarching standards under the four concepts.
1. Students access information
The student will access information by applying knowledge of the organization of libraries, print materials, digital media, and other sources.
1.1 Recognize the need for information.
1.2 Formulate appropriate questions.
1.3 Identify and locate a variety of resources online and in other formats by using effective search strategies.
1.4 Retrieve information in a timely, safe, and responsible manner
2. Students evaluate information
The student will evaluate and analyze information to determine what is appropriate to address the scope of inquiry.
2.1 Determine the relevance of the information.
2.2 Assess the comprehensiveness, currency, credibility, authority, and accuracy of resources.
2.3 Consider the need for additional information.
3. Students use information
The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate information.
3.1 Demonstrate ethical, legal, and safe use of information in print, media, and digital resources.
3.2 Draw conclusions and make informed decisions.
3.3 Use information and technology creatively to answer a question, solve a problem, or enrich understanding.
4. Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning
The student will independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner.
4.1 Read widely and use various media for information, personal interest, and lifelong learning.
4.2 Seek, produce, and share information.
4.3 Appreciate and respond to creative expressions of information
.Model School Library Standards (DOC; 164KB; 43pp.) | PDF (1MB; 44pp.)Adopted by the State Board of Education September 16, 2010.
Model School Library Standards - Information Flyer (DOC; 39KB; 2pp.)Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve.
Model School Library Standards - Table Format (DOC; 144 KB; 20pp.) This document provides the Model School Library Standards in a table format that gives the detailed standards for K-12 under each overarching standard.
School Library Standards Supporting Common Core (DOC; 271 KB; 35pp.)
Examples of Model School Library Standards supporting Common Core State Standards (CCCS) in English Language Arts.
Grade Level Curriculum A Look at Kindergarten Through Grade Six in California Public Schools is a compilation of subject-matter curriculum, including information about the Common Core State Standards, organized by individual grade levels. The library standards are incorporated.
The Library Standards on iTunes U (Outside Source) Opens in CDE on iTunes UiTunes U now offers four narrated presentations: an overview, an analysis of the library standards and the Common Core State Standards, an introduction to the student standards, and an introduction to the program standards. Access the presentations through the Apple Store/iTunes U/K-12/California Department of Education.
Brokers of Expertise (Outside Source), “the place where California educators go to get connected.” The first step in participating is to register. The second step is to become familiar with where the
Model School Library Standards (Outside Source) are located. Collaborate with other teacher librarians in the California Teacher Librarians Group (Outside Source) to share implementation ideas.

Other Resources to support CCSS, P21, and the CA Model Library Standards

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do? (3:22 Minutes) In a world changing faster than the technology that fuels it, education too must change. We know our students need skills to be competitive in the 21st century, but what do we do to get them there.

Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive (9:13 minutes) Stanford University professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment -- from Finland to Singapore.

Common Core State Standards: High School (14:14 minutes) Visit English and math classrooms who have already begun to adapt to the new Common Core standards. See what changes teachers are making in their practice to adapt to the new standards.

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning (3:34 minutes) In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge. For more information and resources on project-based learning, visit

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms (11:41 minutes) This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. For more information on Sir Ken's work visit: http://www.sirkenrobinson.com
Other Resources
Taken from Joyce Valenza's article CCSS and us Posted by **joycevalenza** on April 22nd, 2012
Just a small selection of the growing number of resources:
Common Core State Standards InitiativeAASL Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

School Librarians and the Common Core Standards: Resources (LiveBinder by Carolyn Jo Starkey)
Common Core Introduction (LiveBinder by Mike Fisher)
OER Recommended Resources for the Common Core
Cybraryman (Jerry Blumenthal) on the Common Core
Adolescent Literacy in Perspective: Digging Deeped into the Common Core: Text Complexity (PDF)
Kappan: Teaching to the Common Core by Design, Not Accident
Bringing the Common Core to Life–David Coleman (NYSED webinar)
Librarians Readying for Common Core (District Administrator, Marion Herbert)
Common Core Standards (app)
Common Core Look-fors Video Tutorials
Achieving the Common Core
Common Core 360 (School Improvement Network)
Common Core and School Librarians: An Interview with Joyce Karon (School Library Monthly, Pamela K. Kramer)
Truant from School: History, Science and Art (video panel discussing how CCSS might address the issue of narrowed curriculum)
Marc Aronson’s Nonfiction Matters blog regularly explores the shifts from the perspective of an author of nonfiction
Open Educational Resources for the Common Core
Common Core (Carolyn Jo Starkey)
Susan O’Hanian’s Common Core State [sic] Standards