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Common Core Look-fors (Mathematics, Technology, English Language Arts)

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Common Core Look-fors (CCL4s) is a great app for teachers integrating the Common Core State Standards into their classroom!

NEW: ELA CCSS Look-fors have been integrated into the app!
NEW: ISTE NETS.S! Copyright ISTE ( and used with permission.
NEW: Timeline: View the observed Look-fors as a function of time.

CCL4s provides an interface for entering observation data as well as access to all the Content Standards for Mathematics K-12, English and Language Arts, and the ISTE NETS.S. The collected observation data can be shared via email or with our unique built-in instant meeting. The graphs are very interactive and allow observers to merge different observations to compare and contrast different teachers or the same teacher over time. Using the Timeline feature, observers can track the observed Look-fors through time.

Here are two statements from notable experts in the field of Mathematics Education and in the transition to and implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

"This app extends our work with Mathematics leaders by providing a tool that tracks the growth of a teacher's transition to implementation of the Common Core State Standards. This is a tool for coaches and coaching. It provides for informal peer-observation, is a source for data analysis related to teaching and should be the cornerstone for reflective practice."

Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell
Project Director, Elementary Math Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project (McDaniel College)
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

"CCL4s is a comprehensive tool designed to help teacher learning teams deepen their awareness and understanding of the actions and conditions that promote student engagement with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice, with connections to the K-8 and high school content standards. An exciting blend of creativity, innovation, and strategic technology use, this app will transform purposeful classroom observation through effective staff collaboration in U.S. schools."

Jon Wray
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Board of Directors 2012-2015
Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Public Schools (MD)
Past President, Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Look-for Definition
A 'Look-for' is a classroom observation tool that may be used as a non-evaluative assessment resource. The Look-fors in this peer-observation tool are designed to monitor and assess the extent to which students are engaged in particular elements of the Mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSO, 2010) and English and Language Arts. The tool provides suggested student responses for each of the Mathematical and English and Language Arts Practices as observational Look-fors. These should be helpful in providing suggestions related to both planning and assessment for teachers, content leaders, and school-based administrators.