Instructional Leaders


Wisconsin's Adoption of the Common Core State Standards


Since 2010, 45 states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a set of consistent English language arts and mathematics expectations for what students should know and be able to do in kindergarten through 12th grade.  Each state made its local decision to adopt after opportunities to review drafts and voice feedback.  Wisconsin was well poised to adopt the CCSS in June of 2010, leveraging the involvement of statewide English language arts and mathematics educator leadership teams in the review process, and gaining statewide support through multiple stakeholder events held in the spring of 2010.

The CCSSI team has identified and/or developed multiple valuable resources to assist in planning for standards-based instruction at the local level.  

Leading Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Leading English Language Arts (ELA) Leading Mathematics Planning Professional Learning

Guiding Priciples of Teaching and Learning


Updated Wisconsin CCSS Myths and Facts


What You Need to Know about CCSS


Fulfilling the Promise of CCSS


Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career- Ready Students: Implementing the Common Core Brief Series


Integrating Implementation of CCSS and Teacher Effectiveness Policies


ELA 6-12 Walkthrough Tool PowerPoint

ELA 6-12 Walkthrough Tool


ELA Tool for Developing a Standards-Based Curriculum


ELA K-2 Publishers' Criteria


ELA 3-12 Publishers' Criteria


ELA CCSS Overview

Mathematics 6-12 Walkthrough Tool PowerPoint

Mathematics 6-12 Walkthrough Tool

Administrators and the CCSS for Mathematics


Mathematics Tool for Developing a Standards-Based Curriculum


Mathematics K-8 Publisher's Criteria


Mathematics 9-12 Publisher's Criteria


Mathematics CCSS Overview

All-Staff Professional Learning for CCSS Plan


Professional Learning on Demand Modules


AWSA Leading the Big Three: Text Complexity


Open Education Resources Rubrics (OER Achieve)


For questions about this information, contact Connie Ellingson (608) 267-9155
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