Report Says Common Core K-12 Standards Match up to Respected College-Ready Standards

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Monday, October 31, 2011

A study released this week shows that Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics for K-12 education, adopted by Florida last year, align with five comparison standards considered “good indicators of college and career readiness.”

The Educational Policy Improvement Center, the research center that released the study, selected (.pdf) comparison standards from California, Massachusetts and Texas, as well as the Knowledge and Skills for University Success and the International Baccalaureate program.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers for K-12 education.

The Florida Education Association — the union that represents teachers and school support professionals — writes that “the standards, developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and education experts, establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare our children for college and the workforce.”

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