Common Core State Standards define a set of expectations of what students should know, understand and be able to explain in the areas of English and math at each grade level, Kindergarten through twelfth grade.
They are rigorous, streamlined, relevant and better prepare students for college and the workforce. Common Core standards challenge students to read critically, write extensively and solve real-world math problems at greater capacity, raising the bar for all students and resulting in a more valuable education.
The standards are benchmarked to high international standards to guarantee that American students are prepared to succeed in the 21st century global economy.
Want to know more? Here is some helpful information to better understand what the new standards include, why they are higher than previous standards and how they will affect students in the classroom.
Full Version of the New Standards: Don’t take our word for it.If you are interested in better understanding the actual standards – what they are and what they are not – please take a moment to read what is in factdetailed in these high and rigorous academic benchmarks. A full version of the English and math standards can be found here.
Understanding the New Standards: Common Core State Standards challenge students to read critically, write extensively and solve real-world math problems at greater capacity. Find out more about what the new standards mean for students in the classroom.
Sample English Reading Assignments: A lot of attention to the new standards has been focused on what students will now be required to read. While all curriculum decisions are up to states, local districts and teachers, here are some examples of fiction and nonfiction that would meet the new standards.