Step 2: Crosswalk to find commonalities
Earlier this month we explored our first step in Common Core transition success, unpacking the standards. Today we want to provide you resources to crosswalk these standards with your current state standards.
The Common Core State Standards “focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well—and to give students the opportunity to master them.” Each state has their own set of standards, and they differ from state to state; however, many of the overlapping concepts and standards are present in the Common Core State Standards.
As states roll out timelines and prepare their teachers to implement these new standards, crosswalk documents can aid in determining which concepts teachers are already teaching, what can be transitioned to the new curriculum, and what is changing or new. Crosswalks are a visual demonstration of how the existing standards compare to the new ones. According to the Hawaii Department of Education, their crosswalk documents “show how the standards relate to one another for each grade level, and describe the target content and skills students are expected to learn.”
Multiple states and agencies have built resources and crosswalk documents for their teachers and administrators. Below are links to state and Common Core crosswalk documents and resources that can aid educators as they transition.
Common Core State Standards Initiative, Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center, Delaware, D.C., Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
American Association of School Librarians, California (Math), California (ELA), Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana (ELA), Louisiana (Math), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (ELA), Missouri (Math), New Mexico (Summary), New Mexico (Math), New Mexico (ELA), North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia (Math), Virginia (English & Literacy), Washington (Math), Washington (ELA), and Wyoming.