Draft of Indiana’s new K12 academic standards to be released

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A draft of Indiana’s new academic standards for K-12 is expected to be released Wednesday as part of a fast-paced schedule allowing the State Board of Education to vote on a final version in early April, so teachers can plan fall course ¬lessons.

Teams of educators met last week to reconcile math and English standards that likely will be the framework for what will replace Common Core, a national set of standards adopted by Indiana in 2010 but put on hold last year after increased concerns from parents and some lawmakers. A three-week public feedback period begins after the draft ¬becomes public. Preparing students

“This is not about voting one set of standards over another,” said Molly Chamberlin, chief assessment and accountability officer for the Center for Education and Career Innovation. “This is about crafting the best set of standards for Indiana kids to be college- and career-ready.”

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