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Materials Alignment Toolkit
- 138-pg PDF
The Toolkit for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the CCSS
What it is: A complete set of tools to aid in the design and procurement of CCSS aligned instructional materials, including assessments.
Why it matters: Having Common Core-aligned materials in place is a critical part implementing the standards effectively and makes all the difference in both teacher effectiveness and student achievement. These tools are available at no cost, and were developed in partnership with Achieve and The Council of Chief State School Officers.
The PDF toolkit includes all of the individual tools that can be accessed below, as well as information on how best to use them. As with all of the content on this site, these tools are available at no cost, and were developed in partnership with Achieve and The Council of Chief State School Officers.
To print bound and tabbed versions of the complete Materials Toolkit, use these instructions.
A tool for evaluating a comprehensive textbook or textbook series for alignment to the CCSS
A tool for evaluating lessons or units for alignment to the CCSS
A tool for evaluating grade or course-level assessments for alignment to the CCSS
A tool for evaluating assessment passages and assessment items or tasks alignment to the CCSS
A complete set of tools to aid in the design and procurement of Common Core-aligned instructional materials, including assessments.
Additional tools to support alignment of instructional and assessment materials to the CCSS
The Publishers' Criteria for ELA / Literacy and the Publishers' Criteria for Mathematics support faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards by providing criteria for aligned materials.