For several years, states have been preparing to transition to new, K-12 academic standards for math and English language arts. Known as the Common Core State Standards, they were developed by experienced educators, leaders and experts nationwide and are benchmarked to top performing schools around the world. While some states aren’t making the transition until the 2014-2015 school year, many teachers have received training and are already teaching the set of higher, clearer standards to prepare their students for the world they will enter. States have begun holding practices-test sessions for the new tests that will be used at the end of the school year to measure what skills students have learned.
ExcelinEd has collected resources that explain the changes and address questions and concerns, so parents, educators, communities and lawmakers are informed about this important shift. Click the link below to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.