A Brief Overview
The standards are the same wherever you go. Common standards mean
that students in New York are learning the same thing as students across the
country. Students moving into or out of state will have a smoother educational
transition because learning goals will now be the same across states.
They’re modeled on success. The Common Core are aligned to
international standards from the highest achieving countries. This means our
students will be well prepared to compete both nationally and internationally.
College and career ready is the name of the game. All students
graduating college and career-ready is the goal of the CCSS. These standards are
designed to prepare students for success in whatever they choose to do after
Real life is really important. What students learn in school should
be directly related to what they’ll be required to do once they leave. The
Common Core places a strong emphasis on reading informational and technical
texts to prepare students for the demands of college and the workplace.
College should not begin with remediation. Too many students entering
universities and community colleges require remedial classes in English
and Math. The CCSS are designed to make that a problem of the past by fully
preparing students for college-level coursework.
Increased access to learning resources. Common standards mean that
learning resources and teaching and learning materials can be shared across
21st century skills for 21st century jobs. These standards will
prepare our students for career success in the rapidly changing world of