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ODE and CCSS General Resources

Deconstructed Standards (Alabama) 
This draft document from the Alabama Department of Education breaks the CCSS into smaller targets, providing a valuable tool for all teachers as well as a resource for writing standards-based IEPs. 



This document from NASDSE presents a seven-step process for developing IEPs that are aligned with state academic grade-level content standards. Each step is followed by guiding questions for the IEP team to consider in making data-based decisions. 

This document is a more detailed companion to The Seven Step Process for Creating Standards-based IEPs. 
Two student examples are provided to illustrate application of the components of a standards-based IEP. 

Six Principles for Principals to be Considered in Implementing CCSS for Students with Disabilities
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative provides an historic opportunity to improve access to rigorous academic content standards for students with disabilities. However, implementation of CCSS must begin with the characteristics of these students clearly in mind. 

Two page brief from the Common Core State Standards Initiative web site. 


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