Oregon Department of Education

Common Core State Standards Toolkit

Video - English Version
Video - Spanish Version
This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond.

What are the Common Core State Standards and what do they mean for Oregon?

CCSS Toolkit Adopted by over 45 states in the U.S., the Common Core State Standards are a set of shared K-12 learning expectations for students in English-language arts and mathematics. These two new sets of content standards replace Oregon’s current standards in English language arts and mathematics. While the new standards are similar in ways to Oregon’s current standards, some content has been shifted and the level of rigor has increased to ensure college and career readiness at the end of high school.

New Resources 2014-15

CCSS Parent Handout
  • English PDF
  • Spanish PDF

  • CCSS Info Sheet
  • EnglishWord Document
  • SpanishWord Document

  • Smarter Balanced Factsheet
  • English PDF
  • Spanish PDF

  • CCSS Orientation Presentations
  • Educator Power Point Presentation
  • ParentPower Point Presentation

  • CCSS Back to School Letter
  • Educator MS-Word
  • Parent English MS-Word
  • Parent Spanish MS-Word

  • Portland Public Schools CCSS Poster Examples
  • Collaborate PDF
  • Inquire PDF
  • Perservere PDF

  • Purpose of the Toolkit

    Teachers, parents, school and district administrators, and most importantly, students, need to be prepared for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This toolkit is designed to provide you with the tools you need to get started. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Toolkit is a process and resource guide to

    How to Use the Toolkit

    The toolkit is organized by audience and uses a sequential process. You may revisit prior steps or skip steps as you develop your plan. The guidance included in the Toolkit will evolve over time and is not intended as a list of requirements to follow, nor is it intended to describe everything that needs to be done to support student success.

    On-going Effort

    This is a work in progress that brings together a tremendous amount of knowledge and resources from ODE, Oregon school districts, ESDs, COSA, OSBA, and other CCSS states into a single website. Oregon educators are encouraged to continue to contribute as we strive to improve the Toolkit. Please email Sarah Martin eMail for more information if you have materials or resources you are interested in contributing. CCSS Logo

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