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The Common Core

This guide contains resources for education students interested in the Common Core Standards.

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What is Common Core?

The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-two states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core.


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Assessments, Rubrics & Additional Resources

Featured eBooks on The Common Core Standards

Teaching to the Math Common Core State Standards: Focus on Kindergarten to Grade 5
Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K- 2 Math and English Language Arts
Common Core State Standards: Background and Issues
Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts
Effective Educational Programs, Practices, and Policies for English Learners