Have you met the Common Core?
Common Core State Standards, also known as CCCS, is designed to “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.” (citation: http://www.corestandards.org/). Vermont formally adopted the CCSS in August 2010 and is set for full implementation in the current 2013/2014 school year.
Rather than focusing on the individual standards themselves, we urge you to envision a student at the end of their schooling:
What does a 12th grader look like when he/she is “College and Career Ready?” Click here.
As a parent, are you curious about learning goals at your child’s grade level under the Common Core? Click here to find a two-page Parents’ Guide that has been produced by the National PTA.
Franklin West embraced the Common Core by developing the FWSU Action Plan to help our teachers and community to envision new ways to approach teaching and learning. Our blog offers a glimpse into this important work. Our teachers are now working hard to develop and align our curriculum and instruction with the Common Core. Students are beginning to hear language about being “Career and College Ready.”
Have more questions? Learn more about Common Core, by reading FAQ’s.