A Look at Common Core Standards

CommonCoreMich1In June 2010, Michigan’s State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Developed by states, for states, the goal of the CCSS is to provide a consistent, clear set of expectations for K-12 education. The CCSS are designed to serve as the framework for building a curriculum that focuses on the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics to lead to career- and college-readiness. They align with the expectations of colleges, workforce training programs, and employers to ensure that students graduate from high school prepared to take credit-bearing introductory courses in two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.

The Common Core’s evidence-based standards are based on a number of factors including:

  • the best state standards in the United States
  • an examination of the expectations of other high-performing countries around the world
  • careful study of the research and literature available on what students need to know and be able to do to be successful in college, career, and life
  • consultation with teachers and parents from across the country

Prior to the CCSS, every state had their own unique standards for what students were expected to learn.

To date, forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories and many private and parochial schools have adopted the Common Core State Standards

The CCSS also facilitates collaboration among states in the development of teaching materials, assessment systems and tools and policies.

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