Criteria for Common Core-Aligned Math Resources

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Criteria for Common Core-Aligned Math Resources, Grades K-8

Developed by one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards, the seven criteria for Resources outlined in this document should guide development of curriculum modules and accompanying materials. The criteria, which are described in this document, include: promoting effectiveness, quality materials, developing mathematical practices, balanced approach, capacity building, content alignment, and comprehensiveness.

Student Achievement Partners released an updated Spring 2013 K-8 Publisher's Criteria, revised from the previous version in July 2012.

Download the Updated Spring 2013 Criteria for Common Core-Aligned Math Resources, Grades K-8

Summary of Feedback and Changes in the K-8 Publishers’ Criteria for Mathematics
The updated criteria incorporate a great deal of helpful feedback contributed by partner organizations and individual experts over the past six months, including practical feedback from districts working with the criteria. Some of the main themes in this feedback included:

  • Stating each criterion as carefully as possible
  • Providing additional information about special populations
  • Additional concrete examples

Some additional changes of note include:

  • An additional sub-criterion for coherence
  • Quality indicators
  • Sample rubric removed (to come)

More details about the feedback and changes in the K-8 Publishers’ Criteria for Mathematics


Criteria for Common Core-Aligned Math Resources, Grades 9-12

The High School Publishers’ Criteria are structured as follows:

  1. Focus, Coherence, and Rigor in the High School Standards
  2. Criteria for Materials and Tools Aligned to the High School Standards
  3. Appendix: “Lasting Achievements in K–8”

Download the Criteria for Common Core-Aligned Math Resources, Grades 9-12