​Welcome to the "Common Core Access Points" wiki site.

This wiki site will be used to record your ideas for and reactions to draft Access Points aligned to the Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics state standards.


This is a working Wiki for the Access Point writers. You must be invited to become a member in order to write or comment on the work stored here. Since this is a free Wiki only in place for the duration of this work, you may see ads appear if you do not have a pop-up blocker on your computer.

You may want to check out this clear and entertaining tutorial on creating wikis before you begin:
Wikis In Plain English

To edit a page: Select the document or page you need from the list on the left and then click on the "edit" button in the top right corner. The page frame will go to a "gray" version to show you are in editing mode. Now use the text buttons in the editor bar to format text. You can also create a link to another page or insert a table.

Once you have completed your edits, be sure to click "SAVE" and then refresh your browser to see your changes. Remember...to write on the page, you MUST click on the word "edit" first.

Rough-Draft Work: There is no "spell check" function and the Wiki does not do some standards formatting, such as centering text, so this Wiki is only for your rough drafts. When you are ready to finalize a document, simply copy and paste into a Wiki page in "Edit" mode and we'll move forward from there.

To easily discuss items written here: No need to add a comment directly to the page. Simply push the "discussion" tab above and type your comments. Your comments will automatically be forwarded to everyone connected with the page. If you would like to view all comments made by members, simply choose 'follow this discussion" when you complete your comment, and the comments will be mailed to you, as well. Even though a comment comes in by email - you must come back to this Wiki to respond in the thread.

To create a new page: Click on "New Page" in the menu bar on the left. A new page will pop up with a blank box prompting you to name it. Name the page and save it. Wikispaces will assign it a web address, after which it becomes a web page. Click "edit" to add content to the page, and then "SAVE" again. It is often helpful, if you are typing a large amount of content into the page, to copy and paste from a word document.