Florida Standards
for Florida School District Leaders

Please note: Due to the decision by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to implement Florida Standards rather than Common Core, the term Florida Standards is used throughout this website. Any reference to Common Core on FADSS-related documents were developed prior to the FDOE transitioning to Florida Standards. Any other reference to or use of the term Common Core, is directly related to the source of that information.

Click on a section or subsection below to view a list of resources.

  • Common Core Shifts at a Glance
    A document explaining the biggest changes in math and ELA / literacy and a quick reference card on the Shifts.
  • Delaware Shifts for ELA
    This document showcases the instructional implications and the administrative implications for each of the instructional shifts of the CCSS for ELA / Literacy.
  • Delaware Shifts for Math
    This document showcases the instructional implications and the administrative implications for each of the instructional shifts of the CCSS for math.
  • Math Shifts and Major Works of Grade
    Brief explanation of the shifts in instruction inherent in the CCSS in math.
  • ASCD’s Educore™ Literacy Tools
    This website features video channels providing examples of modules in ELA, science and social studies aligned with the CCSS work of the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC). Additionally there are informational and argumentation module examples shared.
  • ASCD’s Educore™ Math Tools
    This website features CCSS aligned formative assessment lessons and instructional videos for mathematics.
  • Hunt Institute Videos on the Common Core
    Short videos featuring lead authors of the CCSS for ELA / Literacy (and Mathematics) explaining essential elements and implications for implementation
  • Illinois State Board of Education ELA Teaching and Learning Strategies for Literary and Informational Text
    This document includes one page for each reading standard and provides examples of teaching strategies and formative assessment strategies for that standard.
  • Teaching Channel videos
    Hundreds of short videos that show various aspects of the CCSS being implemented in classrooms. Videos can be searched by subject, grade level and common core standards.
  • Tri-State Quality Rubric and EQuiP
    A collaborative initiative titled Educators Evaluating Quality Instructional Products (EQuIP) is being facilitated by Achieve to evaluate and develop instructional units and tasks aligned to the CCSS. EQuIP builds on the efforts of the Tri-State Collaborative, including rubrics and processes developed by Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island to determine the quality and alignment of instructional lessons and units to the CCSS.
  • CCSS: Resources for Gifted Children
    This website includes a vast list of links to other documents and websites that address strategies for meeting the needs of gifted children in learning the CCSS.
  • Common Core Application for English Language Learners
    This brief document provides information and research on supports for ensuring that English Language Learners receive the support needed to meet CCSS in both Math and English Language Arts.
  • Common Core Application to Students with Disabilities
    This brief document provides information and research on supports for ensuring Students with Disabilities (SwDs) receive the support needed to meet CCSS in both Math and English Language Arts.
  • Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards
    These standards, from the National Association for Gifted Children, help define the comprehensiveness necessary in designing and developing options for gifted learners at the local level.
  • Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to Implement Common Core
    The Council of Great City Schools developed a white paper which encourages schools to embrace the needs of ALL students. Regardless of how school district leaders implement the Common Core, some students will require additional support and intervention in order to be successful. The Council of Great City School’s recommends implementing the standards within a framework of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) will help ensure that all students succeed.
  • ASCD’s Educore™: Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards
    ASCD ‘s report titled "Fulfilling the Promise of the Common Core State Standards: Moving from Adoption to Implementation to Sustainability" illuminating activities educators and policymakers at all levels can undertake to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards
  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Elementary School Leader Action Brief
    NASSP has joined with Achieve, College Summit, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, to provide action briefs outlining the role of secondary school leaders, elementary school leaders, and school counselors in the implementation of the CCSS, with support from MetLife Foundation.
  • Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Secondary School Leader Action Brief
    NASSP has joined with Achieve, College Summit, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, to provide action briefs outlining the role of secondary school leaders, elementary school leaders, and school counselors in the implementation of the CCSS, with support from MetLife Foundation.
  • What Do District Administrators Need to Know?
    This article reviews actions district administrators should consider taking now to prepare their schools for CCSS implementation. Included in the four-page brief are suggestions for drafting an implementation plan; planning long-range, articulated professional development; developing a transition plan and curriculum framework; and more.
  • What Do Teachers Need to Know?
    What do teachers need to know about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? How will they affect teaching and assessing mathematics and English language arts? What are the benefits and what can teachers do now to prepare for implementation? These and other questions are answered in the October 2010 “Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards”—a series published by Education Northwest.
  • Links to Florida DOE Instructional Materials Adoptions Guidelines
    This link directs the user to the Florida DOE website page that links to guidelines for adopting instructional materials for math and ELA.
  • Publishers Criteria for ELA / Literacy 3-11 ELA
    The Publishers’ Criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy were developed by the lead authors of the CCSS to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to develop reading materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
  • Publishers Criteria for ELA / Literacy K-2 ELA
    The Publishers’ Criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy were developed by the lead authors of the CCSS to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to develop reading materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
  • Publishers Criteria for High School Math
    The Publishers’ Criteria for Common Core State Standards for Mathematics were developed by the lead authors of the standards to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to develop mathematics materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • Publishers Criteria for Math K-8
    The Publishers’ Criteria for Common Core State Standards for Mathematics were developed by the lead authors of the standards to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to develop mathematics materials aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • The Best Value in Formative Assessment, an ASCD Article
    In this article, published in Educational Leadership, the author describes the difference between formative and summative assessment and provides examples.
  • Data-Driven Dialogue Protocol
    This protocol builds awareness and understanding of the participant’s viewpoints, beliefs, and assumptions about data while suspending judgments. The three phases of data-driven dialogue assist groups in making shared meaning of data.
  • Data-Driven Instruction Resources
    Complied by Sullivan County BOCES in New York, this matrix of resources provides links to numerous resources for using data to drive instruction.
  • Description of Data-Driven Decision Making
    A brief overview of what data-driven decision-making is, along with some links to additional materials and information.
  • Implementation Rubric: Data-Driving Instruction and Assessment
    The rubric is intended to be used to assess the present state of data-driven instruction and assessment in a school. The rubric specifically targets interim assessments and the key drivers leading to increased student achievement.
  • Technology Connections of the ELA Common Core Standards
    This document highlights the explicitly stated technology within specific grade leveled standards.
  • Technology Specifications for the PARCC
    This document provides minimum and recommended specifications for computer hardware, input devices, and security requirements; and suggests recommended levels of bandwidth that will support schools instructional and assessment needs. It does not yet set minimum bandwidth specifications. Schools, districts, and states can use these guidelines to determine the eligibility of existing computers as test-taking devices for the 2014-2015 PARCC assessments.
  • Looking Worse Before We Look Better: Student Performance in a Common Core World
    Released by MetaMetrics, this brief discusses how to communicate the expected drop in student test scores that coincide with the more difficult Common Core State Standards.
  • Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core State Standards
    The Council of Great City Schools has developed Parent Roadmaps for understanding the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in kindergarten through twelfth grade. For each grade and subject, the roadmaps explain to parents what their child will be learning and how parents can support learning outside of the classroom. They are currently available in English and Spanish.
  • Parents’ Guide to Student Success from the PTA
    The grade-by-grade parent guides explain what students will be learning in each grade in ELA and math under the Common Core State Standards, and how parents can support their students’ learning. Eleven guides were created for grades K-12, and all are available in English and Spanish.
  • What do Parents Need to Know?
    A short brief addressing the questions: What do parents need to know about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? How will they affect teaching and assessing mathematics and English language arts? What are the benefits and what can parents do to prepare for the CCSS?
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