Welcome to the Common Core!
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE & CAREER
A primary goal of the Common Core State Standards is to graduate life-long learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to qualify for and succeed in their chosen positions within the 21st century global economy
- The new standards are designed to be relevant in the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills students need for success in both post-secondary education and job training.
- Students graduating with the skills and knowledge needed in today’s job market will strengthen our communities.
Please go to the College & Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards to learn about the literacy expectations for students entering college and careers. The CCR Anchor Standards are the foundation of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.
Also explore the Standards for Mathematical Practice to learn more about the foundational mathematical skills and ways of thinking on which the Common Core Mathematics Standards are built.
INTRODUCING THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
This brief 3-minute video provides an introduction to the Common Core State Standards.
This video is also available at http://www.commoncoreworks.org/domain/157.
The following video features one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards discussing how the standards were developed, and how they impact our students.
This video by The Hunt Institute can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheHuntInstitute#g/u.