How I knew nothing about this document until two weeks ago is both puzzling and embarrassing, but here I am. Well, now I’ve read it. I’ve spent some time the last two days highlighting and writing on my copy of the High School Publishers’ Criteria for the CCSSM. What is it? I’ll let the authors explain.
This document, developed by the CCSSM writing team with review and collaboration from partner organizations, individual experts, and districts using the K-8 criteria, aims to support faithful CCSSM implementation by providing criteria for materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. States, districts, and publishers can use these criteria to develop, evaluate, or purchase aligned materials, or to supplement or modify existing materials to remedy weaknesses.
To me, this is mandatory reading for anyone in K12 education. If my plan is to develop a Geometry curriculum from scratch for the school district next year (it is), then I’ve found my rubric. I think I might read it again.