Elevating expectations for all kids

Tools & Resources

Resources for Policymakers

Achieving Tomorrow – Business For Core – Created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to inform business leaders about the facts and importance of higher standards.

Business4Readiness – Resources for Business Leaders, Policymakers, and the Public About College- and Career-Ready State Standards 

CCSS Resources / Committee for Economic Development (CED) – CED has released a new set of resources to support the CCSS and help business leaders understand college and career ready standards including a communications toolkit, microsite, and a podcast series

Common Core Implementation Video Series A series of videos featuring educators, business leaders and authors of the Common Core Standards to help policymakers better understand the purpose and background of the standards.

Conservatives for Higher Standards Resources to learn more about why many conservative leaders across the country are supporting the movement to raise higher standards.

Future Forward Connecting business and workforce readiness to the standards.

Higher Ed for Higher Standards Higher Ed for Higher Standards is a growing coalition of college presidents, trustees, chancellors, and state system leaders committed to the implementation of college- and career-ready standards.

The Honesty Gap Many states have an “honesty gap” between the information available to parents and how students are actually performing. The good news is that most states have been working to eliminate the honesty gap. Find out what the gap looks like in your state.

The Hunt Institute Connects leaders with the best resources and strategies for developing and implementing policies and programs.

Standards & Assessments Overview Concise, informative two-page fact sheet from CDE that explains Colorado’s transition to 21st Century standards and assessments

CHC’s Standards & Assessments PowerPoint In-depth presentation intended to inform parents, educators and decision makers about the history, background and changes to standards and assessments in Colorado. Feel free to use, redistribute and tailor to fit your local needs.