What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative?

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit bearing entry courses in two or four-year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.

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Common Core Preparations

  • Sept. 23
    K-12 Administrator training in ELD
  • August 5th
    Collaboration to incorporate Literacy in the Electives/P.E./CTE
  • August 4th-5th

    • - Effective Instructional Practices Training for CCSS – ELA/Languages.
    • - ELD training – New ELA/ELD framework.
    • - Document-Based Questioning (DBQ) training – Soc Sci. teachers.
  • August 4th
    Literacy training for Electives/P.E./CTE teachers