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What are Common Core Standards?
Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in Math and English Language Arts from K-12.

Why Common Core for My Child?
Traditional Standards have, in the past, been set from state-to-state, making it extremely hard for students to transfer from one school to another without ending up with gaps in their learning. Common Core Standards allow an easier transition for both student and school.
Traditional Standards focus on rote memorization of dates and facts, rather than critical thinking and problem solving. Common Core prepares students for the demands of 21st century life and careers.

Who developed Common Core Standards?
Common Core Standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs.

The Common Core focuses on Developing:

  • critical-thinking
  • problem-solving
  • analytical skills

Who Participates in Common Core?
Forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the standards.

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