With the launch of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), curriculum decision makers and teachers are facing new challenges related to identifying, adapting and creating learning materials that are high quality and aligned to the new K- 12 standards. Several states have come to the forefront in addressing these resource needs by working to develop Common Core-aligned, openly available resources, including New York, North Carolina, Illinois, Hawaii, and others. Educators and national experts in these states are developing free, online CCSS-aligned teaching strategies embedded in units of study, and are working toward common methods for defining and sharing exemplary CCSS content. [
This session will highlight how several states are developing new OER policies and technical integration approaches that may impact OER adoption based on enabling the sharing of quality content, metadata, and analytics. Using the Achieve OER and the EQuiP Quality Rubric tools embedded within OER Commons as examples, the session will further highlight evaluation workflow processes that are underway in some states to support their efforts to review, select and organize Common Core-aligned exemplars for immediate use. In addition, the session will discuss how OER evaluation and usage data that emerge out of these evaluation workflow processes can be used to continue to inform OER adoption and use within and across states.