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The Standards

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ISBE Common Core Resources

College and Career Readiness

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.

newLevel 3 - Deep Understanding and Integration


This level represents a deep understanding of the standards, knowledge of the instructional shifts for math and ELA and a commitment to integrating assessment and instructional supports.

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