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CCSS Update: Volume I, Issue 18, December 12, 2012

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Update includes information regarding the implementation of the CCSS.

Opportunity to Participate

CCSS for Mathematics Supplemental Instructional Materials Review

The California Department of Education (CDE) and State Board of Education (SBE) are seeking reviewers for supplemental instructional materials in mathematics. This review will cover a second category of mathematics materials in addition to those recently approved by the SBE; more information is available on the CDE Supplemental Instructional Materials Review (SIMR) Web page.

Reviewers will evaluate materials for alignment to a subset of the CCSS and evaluation criteria approved by the SBE. Reviewers will attend a one-day training held at the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton in February 2013. They will review materials independently at home and reconvene for two days of deliberations in April 2013. The CDE will reimburse travel costs and substitute costs for current classroom teachers for the meeting days. There is no stipend or honorarium available.

The application process is online at the CDE SIMR Web page. The deadline for submission of applications is January 3, 2013. Please forward this information to any and all qualified candidates who might be interested. This application is not for individuals who wish to serve as reviewers for the 2014 Mathematics Primary Adoption. The application for adoption reviewers will be posted on the CDE Mathematics Instructional Materials Web page at in January 2013.

Any questions related to this review should be directed to Kenneth McDonald, Lead Consultant, Curriculum Frameworks Unit, by phone at 916-319-0447 or by e-mail at

California Spotlight on Tulare County Office of Education

The Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) Web site, Common Core Connect External link opens in new window or tab., capitalizes on the successes, resources, and shared learning of the CCSS. The Web site offers an ever-expanding collection and wide array of media in the form of videos, presentations, documents, and helpful websites. The resources developed or identified by TCOE are searchable through a variety of filters including grade level, keyword, type of media, and specific standard. Visitors to the site are encouraged to contribute to the collection.

California Spotlight is a new feature of the CCSS Update. It will feature Web sites and resources developed by California’s local educational agencies. If you know of excellent local Web sites and resources that should be featured in the California Spotlight, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office at

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