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ERIC Number: EJ872663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-3
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Reviewers Urge Standards Fixes
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v29 n20 p1, 14 Feb 2010
A draft of grade-by-grade common standards is undergoing significant revisions in response to feedback that the outline of what students should master is confusing and insufficiently user-friendly. Writing groups convened by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA) are at work on what they say will be a leaner, better-organized, and easier-to-understand version than the 200-plus-page set that has been circulating among governors, scholars, education groups, teams of state education officials, and others for review in recent weeks. The first public draft, originally intended for a December release but postponed until January, is now expected by mid-February. The draft--actually three documents--under revision describes the skills and knowledge students need in each grade from kindergarten through high school. One of the documents focuses on English/language arts, another on mathematics, and a third on the literacy skills students in middle and high school need to apply to the study of history and science. The Common Core State Standards Initiative, led by the CCSSO and the NGA, aims to establish high expectations for all students. Forty-eight states have signed on to support the effort. A set of "college and career-ready" standards, describing the proficiencies needed for good jobs or higher education, was released last fall after expert input, revised after it garnered more than 1,100 public comments on the CCSSO's Web site, and is undergoing more revision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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