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Common Core State Standards 

What is the Common Core?

Learning expectations in mathematics and English language arts designed to prepare students for college and career success.


Why Common Core?

  • Aligned with college and work expectations
  • Clear, understandable, and consistent
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order skills
  • Build on strengths and lessons of current state standards
  • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society
  • Are evidence-based


What are the benefits of the Common Core Standards?

  • Communicate what is expected of students at each grade level, putting students, parents, teachers, and administrators on the same page, working toward shared goals.
  • Higher expectations for teaching and learning
  • Ensures college and career readiness for ALL students
  • Preparation to compete in a global economy


What do the Common Core Math Standards consist of?

  • Content Standards
  • Practice Standards


How does the Common Core differ from current practice?


How will students be assessed?