Common Core State Standards
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On Thursday, April 28, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced the release of the new InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue. The standards represent clear expectations about what all teachers should know and be able to do if they are to improve achievement of the next generation of s
We have some good news and some bad news.
The good news: The recently released U.S. Department of Education NAEP high school transcript study noted that the number of advanced courses (Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate, etc.) students take in high school has tripled over the past two decades.
In a speech hosted by Achieve last week, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan repeatedly emphasized the goal of preparing students for colleges and careers. Secretary Duncan’s speech was primarily about state consortia working together to create common, rigorous assessments, and he mentioned college- and career-readiness 18 times, framing it as a central goal of developing common standards and assessments.
The Campaign for High School Equity and the Alliance for Excellent Education yesterday presented a Webinar on “Implementing the Common Core State Standards to Achieve Equity.” A distinguished panel of guests urged the equity community to get involved in state discussions about adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. We couldn’t agree more!