Common Core State Standards


Definition: The Common Core State Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectancies for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level to ultimately be prepared to graduate from high school college and career ready. The standards establish what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how teachers should teach, nor do they set the syllabus for a class. These standards were developed through a collaboration of teachers, researchers, leading experts, and state education agency representatives along with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association.

What it Means: The Common Core State Standards are the basis for some of the assessments most states will be/are giving.


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