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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Common Core is a set of clear-college and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics.  Teachers, parents, school administrators, and experts from across the country, together with state leaders, provided input into the development of the standards.

Vision of the Common Core

 

English Language Arts

The following are the key shifts called for by the Common Core:

1)  Regular practice with complex texts and their academic language.

2)  Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literately and informational.

3)  Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction.

For more information on the key shifts click here.

mathematics

The following are the key shifts called for by the Common Core:

1)  Greater focus on fewer topics.

2)  Coherence:  Linking topics and thinking across grades.

3)  Rigor:  Pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application with equal intensity.

For more information on the key shifts click here.

Additional Resources

Grade Level Curriculum & The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)