Timeline for the Development

State education standards have been around since the early 1990s. By the early 2000s, every state had developed and adopted its own learning standards that specify what students in grades 3-8 and high school should be able to do.

The Standards were divided into two categories

First, the college- and career-readiness standards (what students are expected to know and understand) and the K-12 standards (expectations for elementary school through high school)

Latest news

State’s education plan gets well-deserved recognition

JULY 5th, 2017

Kudos to the state Public Education Department: Two progressive nonprofits working to reform public education say that, of the 17 states that have submitted their plans to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), New Mexico is at the top of the list.

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Costs versus education performance in Kentucky

JUNE 10th, 2017

Thanks to a presentation on Common Core State Standards I did on Thursday, I’ve been looking at some financial information that relates to the cost changes for public education in the Common Core era in Kentucky.

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About The Process

International benchmarking refers to analyzing high-performing education systems and identifying ways to improve our own system based on those findings.

English language arts and math were the subjects chosen for the Common Core State Standards because they are areas upon which students build skill sets that are used in other subjects

Students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, so the standards specify the literacy skills and understandings required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.

CCSSO and NGA are not leading the development of standards in other academic content areas.

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