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Sunday, April 20, 2014

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Common Core State Standards:
New Learning in English Language Arts/Literacy and Math

Video from the Council of the Great City Schools. (For full view, click play and then the icon in the bottom right corner.)

Getting into college. Finding a good job. Moving up a career ladder.

For success in life after high school, students need to know how to think critically, solve problems, understand information and express ideas—and they need to learn these skills before they graduate. The new Common Core State Standards are designed to ensure students finish high school ready for success in college or job training.

Download Preparing Our Students for College and Career, a July 2013 presentation to the Board of School Commissioners

The standards lay out what students in kindergarten through high school should know and be able to do in English language arts and math. In Maryland, a new state curriculum based on the standards has been implemented for the 2013-14 school year. Find out more about what the standards mean for students and schools by browsing the links below.

  • Background: Where the standards came from and how they have been implemented in Maryland

  • English language arts and literacy: What the standards mean for K–8 reading, middle and high school English...and other subjects

  • Mathematics: How the new standards will prepare students to think mathematically

  • Measuring progress: When new assessments will be available and how they will help

  • For families: Links to more information about how teaching and learning will change in your child's classroom

  • For educators: Support for implementing the new curriculum

Key resources

The Common Core State Standards:
orange arrow In English language arts
orange arrow In mathematics

From the Council of the Great City Schools:
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From Education Northwest:
orange arrow Spotlight on Common Core State Standards

From Achieve:
orange arrow Understanding the standards (slide presentation)

From Hunt Institute and the Council of Chief State School Officers:
orange arrow Video series (at YouTube)