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The Common Core Professional Learning Series

The professional learning series is a tool designed to help district personnel facilitate and maintain the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. There are three levels within the framework, each of which contains tools and resources aligned to the appropriate phase of implementation described by each category. A short description of each level is given below. Simply read the description, CLICK THE LEVEL HEADING, and begin engaging with resources.

The second level of Common Core implementation is content knowledge and application. Resources within this level correspond to the four dimensions of the Tri-State Rubrics and PARCC assessment readiness. These resources are designed to help teachers infuse Common Core elements into daily classroom lessons and units.

Level 3 displays the criteria of full Common Core implementation as outlined within the Tri-State Rubrics. Success at this level requires deep understanding and cohesive integration of Common Core practices. Aligned resources will be linked to these criteria as they are developed and released.

Rigors of the CCSS

Key Areas of Focus

Instructional Supports

Aligned Assessment



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Common Core Classrooms

Full Common Core implementation is achieved when all lesson and units align with the rigors and the key areas of focus outlined by the standards. In addition, to achieve full implementation aligned to the spirit of the Common Core, all classroom lessons and units reflect the Tri-State rubric elements pertaining to instructional support and aligned assessment. Full implementation results in students prepared for success in college and career. It is important to note that district progress toward full implementation can be measured and monitored within the Rising Star on IIRC continuous improvement tool by targeting the following indicators:

Aligned / Cohesive
(Rising Star IC05)

Interventions & Supports
(Rising Star D13)

Student Learning Maps
(Rising Star D11)

Aligned / Embedded
(Rising Star D7)

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