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Common Core Standards

For more detailed information, please visit the Common Core Standards website at http://www.corestandards.org or Mississippi Common Core Collaboration Resources site for Educators, Parents, and Students at http://msccc.net.

 Mission Statement
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. (Mission Statement from the Common Core Standards website)


Fast Facts

Fast Facts
  • Benefits for K-12 Students, Teachers & FamiliesAlthough common standards cannot improve the quality of K-12 education in the U.S. single-handedly, they set several benefits and advantages into motion.
  • Establish a clear set of expectations for every teacher and student.
  • Make it easier for students who move from school-to-school and state-to-state to make a seamless transition, and remain confident that their K-12 education leads to college, skills training or the workplace.
  • Boost the competitive advantage of American students, who for the first time will have the opportunity to meet the academic standards set by top-performing countries.
  • Create goals for every grade, which are consistent and transparent to parents, students, teachers and the public.
  • Make it possible for educators to work collaboratively — coast to coast — as they adapt and enrich common standards with learning activities and new best practices.
  • Encourage publishers and educational developers to align textbooks, digital media and instructional materials to common standards.
  • Support the development of a unified, comprehensive and consistent assessment system.
  • Prompt policy changes necessary to support students and teachers as they meet the teaching and learning goals of the common standards.
    (information gathered from http://www.k12.wa.us/corestandards/Fastfacts.aspx)

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