Document Number: 10874Common Core State Standards 101 - Over the long term, the Common Core State Standards are the culmination of a 20-year effort to set expectations for what students should know and be able to do. More recently, in 2009, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers invited state leaders to participate in development of common standards for mathematics and English language arts. An antidote to CCSS anxiety and opposition, this report walks readers through the state CCSS adoption process, assessment development, and range of possible costs. Supporters are listed: teachers, business leaders, military leaders. Keys to implementation are cost-effective assessment, integration with other reforms and sufficient support for teachers and students. (Robert Rothman, Alliance for Excellent Education, August 2013)...
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