Common Core Standards
These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards:
- Are aligned with college and work expectations
- Are clear, understandable and consistent
- Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills
- Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards
- Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society, and
- Are evidence-based.
(Excerpt from www.corestandards.org )
What you will find in this guide
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a nationwide effort to advance education reform. It is a state-led effort to give all students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. The goal is to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt in order to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. The federal government was not involved in the development of the standards. Individual states choose whether or not to adopt these standards.(Excerpts from www.corestandards.org)
This guide includes a variety of resources on the topic of common core standards. It includes SERC Library journal articles, national organizations, analysis and documents. The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators and experts.
ASCD 2011 Common Core Webinars on November 9, 15 and 22
"Are you looking for a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core State Standards? This November, get to the core of the Common Core State Standards with ASCD's newest webinar series.
This series of three webinars will provide an overview of the new standards and address how to implement them effectively to serve the needs of the whole child.
3:00 p.m., Eastern Time"
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