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Common Core State Standards




Common Core State Standards:

  • Ensure high standards and equal opportunity for students.
  • Are designed to connect K-12 standards to the demands of readiness for post-secondary education.
  • Address the variation in quality and rigor across the nation.
  • Provide greater focus to give students and teachers more time to master content.
  • Are internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally competitive.
  • Provide Equity: Expectations are consistent for all students.

The CCSS 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.

In addition, implementation of these real world standards is designed with student success as an outcome, thus leading to closing the Achievement Gap and acceleration of student progress.

Implementation of the standards requires that teachers mindfully address instructional shifts in pedagogy and have the content knowledge and critical thinking strategies needed for our diverse student population to be college and career ready.

With our students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.


Direct links to the English Language Arts Standards and three appendices, as well as key points about the ELA Standards.



Direct links to the Math Standards and one appendix, as well as key points about the Math Standards.