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About the Common Core

About the Common Corecommoncorelogo

The Common Core State Standards were developed in 2009 through a collaborative effort by teachers, education experts, and a group of governors to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to complete each grade from K-12 in preparation for higher education, the workforce, and life. The specific guidelines cover English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Currently, 45 states have adopted the standards.

The Common Core State Standards strive to create unified expectations for what students in grades K-12 should know and be able to do in order to pursue college or career, and to ensure that all students — regardless of location or economic standing — are on the same page academically.


Did you know?

* The federal government played no part in developing the Common Core State Standards.The Common Core State Standards were developed through a collaborative effort by teachers, education experts, and a group of governors.

* Appendix B is not mandatory! The recommended reading list offered by the Common Core is just that, a recommended list. No student is required, unless instructed by a school or teacher, to read any of the materials listed. 

See more facts on the Common Core FAQ Page!
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