Common Core State Standards
What are the Common Core State Standards?
The Common Core State Standards set grade-by-grade learning expectations for students in grades K-12 for Mathematics and for English Language Arts and Literacy.
While states have had standards for more than 15 years, this set of standards is more focused on preparing students for success in college and career.
They set clear, consistent and high learning goals.
The Common Core State Standards are closely aligned with PARCC.
More information on PARCC can be found here.
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
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