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ERIC Number: ED569222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Common Core State Standards: A Tool for Improving Education. NEA Policy Brief
National Education Association
For many years, there have been efforts to promote the development of national standards for education in the United States. In the Spring of 2010, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) completed a project to develop Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading education organizations, such as the National Education Association (NEA), the College Board, Achieve, and ACT agreed to become partners with NGA and CCSSO. Members of major teacher organizations--NEA, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)--served as review groups. Their comments led to a number of changes for the final draft of the CCSS. This brief discusses the following: (1) what the Common Core State Standards cover; (2) what is special about the Standards; (3) what the Standards can accomplish; (4) what happens after the Standards are adopted in states; and (5) what else is needed to improve education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association