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Raising the Bar: The Common Core State Standards 


The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) describe what students are expected to learn at every grade level in order to be prepared for success in college and careers. Adopted by 46 states, including Illinois, CCSS is designed to be relevant to the real world and help students succeed in a global economy.

Chicago Public Schools began the transition to CCSS in 2011-12 and will fully implement in the 2014-15 school year, when the state assessment will also be aligned to assess CCSS.

We invite you to learn more about these standards and how CPS is planning to implement them in the coming years.

Check out this short video that 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.

Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards from CGCS Video Maker on Vimeo.

We invite you to learn more about these standards and how CPS is planning to implement them in the coming years.

Learn more about Common Core at CPS

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at commoncore@cps.edu.

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We are excited to work together with teachers to transform expectations for all students. As a first step, we encourage all teachers to begin to review and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards.

You can find the downloadable copies of the Common Core Standards and their appendices from the Common Core website.

After becoming familiar with the Standards, please reference the Literacy and Math Content Frameworks to understand how to build plans and instructional tasks aligned to the Standards:


If you are a CPS employee with access to the Knowledge Center, you can browse individual sections of the Literacy and Math Content Frameworks here:

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Each school's Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) is integral for the sustainable improvement of teaching and learning. The ILT is charged with defining, implementing, and monitoring a school's improvement plan. The ILT supports teacher teams and teachers in planning and teaching using the CCSS.

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