Common Core State Standards

An NCSM priority is to help mathematics educators interpret and understand the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and to support the development and implementation of comprehensive, coherent instruction, and assessment systems.

These pages include NCSM developed materials and resources, work undertaken in collaboration with other organizations, and participating in conferences and other initiatives that promote shared understanding of the CCSS.

Latest News and Reports

PARCC States Vote to Shorten Test Time and Simplify Test Administration
(May 21, 2015)

New Math Tool from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
(February 2015)

2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (NSSME) Briefing Book
(February 2014)

PARCC Sample Test Questions Now Ready for Computer Practice
(January 2014)

The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back
(November 2013)

Mathematics Leadership at Work: Recognizing and Leveraging Mathematical Trajectories in Teaching and Learning (Part I)
(September 2013)

Statement by Presidents of CBMS Member Professional Societies
(July 2013)

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Talking Points
(July 2013)

"The Mathematical Education of Teachers II"
by Bob Kansky (June 2013)

Standard Algorithms in the Common Core State Standards
by Fuson, K. and Beckmann, S.
NCSM Journal Fall/Winter 2012-2013

Leadership Imperatives for Mathematics Education: An Agenda for Ensuring that All Students Benefit from the Common Core
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"The Mathematical Education of Teachers II (MET II)"

The TIMSS 2011 International Results in Mathematics report now available at:

View all Common Core State Standards news items.

Engineering Good Math Tests
by Hugh Burkhardt (October 2, 2012)

Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Recommendations for Professional Development
(March, 2012)

A Priority Research Agenda for Understanding the Influence of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
(November, 2011)

Creating a Research Agenda for Studying the Influence of CCSS on the Mathematics Education System Nationally
(May 25-26, 2011)

Articulating Research Ideas that Support the Implementation of the Professional Development Needed for Making the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics Reality for K-12 Teachers
(May 12-13, 2011)

Moving Forward Together: Curriculum and Assessment and CCSS
(April 29-May 1, 2011)

Gearing Up for the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
(April 1-3, 2011)

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