Increased globalization of the economy has led educators and political leaders to recognize the need to transform education in order to prepare students to succeed in the global economy. For high schools, this means that for students to graduate ready for college and careers, they must be able to perform well not only nationally, but also among their international peers.
Results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics at grade 12 were released on November 18th and show gains in both reading and mathematics performance.
Jason Zimba, one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, was on a panel at the joint CCSSO/SHEEO national meeting today. He acknowledged that the mathematics standards did not address college and career ready standards in the same way that the English language arts Common Core Standards did.