Common Core State Standards
Preparing students for college and career
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Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which higher education and the workforce are demanding higher level skills than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish a set of learning goals that work grade-by-grade, step-by-step to prepare them to meet challenges they will face both in college and career. Students benefit from this approach through a greater use of analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving and collaboration skills.
The standards are in line with the skills that all students need to become 21st century learners. Common Core was borne from the recognition that consistent, real-world learning goals would ensure all students—regardless of where they live—graduate high school prepared for college, career and civic life. The standards were drafted by content experts and teachers, with significant public input, and were adopted by California policymakers on a bipartisan basis in 2010 and are widely supported by a diverse group of stakeholders. LEARN MORE
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NEWS & ARTICLES
California prepares for Common Core standards, Mercury News READ
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