|Common Core Learning Standards|
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) have developed K-12 Common Core State Standards documents on behalf of 48 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia. These English language arts and mathematics standards represent a set of expectations for student knowledge and skills that high school graduates need to master to succeed in college and careers. To develop these standards, a wide range of educators, content experts, researchers, national organizations, and community groups worked together. These final standards reflect the invaluable feedback from the general public, teachers, parents, business leaders, states, and content area experts and are informed by the standards of other high performing nations.
These represent the core of what all students should know, understand, and be able to do as a result of their education in the Central Square School District
The Common Core State Standards are important because they will help all children – no matter who they are – learn the same skills. They create clear expectations for what your child should know and be able to do in key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics. If you know what these expectations are, then you can work with the teacher and help your child prepare.