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Mathematics Coalition to help with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 15:31 PM

As schools across the U.S. prepare to implement the the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) into their curricula, seven math education organizations have come together to ensure that it is done right.

The Mathematics Common Core Coalition (MCCC) is comprised of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, and the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Together, these organizations intend to accomplish several goals. For example, the MCCC will collect, analyze and share information on the implementation of the CCSSM to help with any future revisions of the standards. In addition, the coalition will provide a means of communicating common messages as schools integrate the changes into their curricula.

"The goal of our coalition is to realize the full potential of the Common Core State Standards by combining our strengths and coordinating our efforts to offer the best possible support for teachers and others responsible for delivering high-quality mathematics education to our students," said Mike Shaughnessy, the chair of the MCCC and president of the NCTM.