The Council of the Great City Schools supports member districts in raising the mathematics achievement levels of all students.  The Council has long advocated for rigorous expectations for all students in kindergarten through grade twelve. For mathematics, we are developing effective tools, resources, and providing professional development to support school districts in elevating the level of student performance.  We collaborate with other professional organizations and school district leaders to support implementation of college-and career-readiness standards, build a shared understanding of the instructional shifts and their implications for curriculum, assessment, instructional resources, and professional development. This collaboration supports teaching and learning in the largest urban districts across the nation so that our children are college and career ready when they graduate from high school.   

    Mathematics Publisher's Criteria, K-8:

    The Mathematics Publisher's Criteria endeavors to support faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics by providing specific criteria for aligned materials. Using as an umbrella the two major evidence-based design principles of the CCSSM, focus and coherence, the document intends to guide the work of publishers and curriculum developers, as well as states and school districts, as they design, evaluate, and select materials or revise existing materials.

    Curriculum and Professional Development Resources in Mathematics

    Common Core Key Instructional Shifts in Mathematics

    Use the following links to review next generation assessments for the Common Core:

    For key points about the Common Core standards in mathematics, go to the:

    For information about the next generation of assessments from PARCC, go to the:
    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) 

    For information about the next generation of assessments from SBAC, go to the:

    Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium 

    Another useful link for mathematics educators is the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics for analysis tools and illustrative classroom examples of teaching and learning mathematics