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Document Number: 8721

The State of State Standards--and the Common Core--in 2010 - This review of state English language arts and mathematics standards is the latest in a series of Fordham evaluations dating back to 1997. The major findings: (1) Based on Fordham reviewers' criteria, Common Core standards are clearly superior to those currently in use in 39 states in math and 37 states in English. For 33 states the Common Core is superior in both math and reading. (2) Three jurisdictions boast English language arts standards that are clearly superior to the Common Core. (3) In 11 states plus the District of Columbia the math standards are in the "too close to call" category, meaning that overall they are at least as clear and rigorous as the Common Core standards. State-by-state data are available in the report. (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, July 2010)...

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