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Common Core Resources


MEA and Common Core
MEA, Maine and the Common Core State Standards

Common Core Resources
NEA Toolkit
Smarter Balanced Assessments
Smarter Balanced Tools/Resources 
Common Core State Standards Process
Common Core Math Key Points
Common Core ELA Key Points

Smarter Balanced Practice Test
Portal to the Smarter Balanced Practice Test
Practice Test Resources and Documentation - Includes: Manuals, user guides, classroom activites, and scoring guides
Practice Test Information from smarterbalanced.org

Smarter Balanced Practice Test Help Desk
Hours available: 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (pst)
E-mail: smarterbalancedhelpdesk@ets.org
Phone: 855-833-1969

Maine Department of Education Resources
Maine Department of Education - Common Core Standards 
For ELA
For Math
Next Gen Science

Newspaper/Magazine Articles
Business Leaders Support Common Core Standards - Maine Dept. of Ed. 
NEA Delegates Endorse Common Core
The Common Core and the Common Good - NY Times
Most States Not Ready for Common Core Standards - US News

Classroom Resources
Student Achievement Partners 
Alliance for Excellent Education 
Common Core State Standards: Math  
Marilyn Burns on Math 
The Teaching Channel Common Core Videos
Maine Department of Education ELA Resources

Parent Resources
Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core - English Language Arts
Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core - Math 
National PTA: Parents' Guide to Student Success
Achieve the Core Resources for Parents

In the News for Maine Education Association
Petition Drive Begins to Pull Maine Out of 45-State Common Core Collaborative - Bangor Daily News 

Common Core in the News
New Hampshire - Common Core Raising the Expectations of Education
The Courant (CT) - Common Core Standards To Change State's Education Landscape
Diane Ravitch - Florida Will Drop Common Core Tests
Washington Post - How Common Core Standards Will Succeed - Even If They Don't
USA Today - More Schools Roll Out Common Core Guidelines
NPR - In Push for 'Common Core,' Many Parents Left Uneducated


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