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ERIC Number: EJ988712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
A Common Core of Readiness
Rothman, Robert
Educational Leadership, v69 n7 p10-15 Apr 2012
The common core state standards, which have now been adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia, were designed around the goal of ensuring college and career readiness for all students. In this article, Rothman discusses research showing that a large proportion of U.S. high school graduates are ill-prepared to succeed in college or a career. He describes how the common core state standards were developed to address this problem. With their greater focus on such important college and workplace skills as informational writing and comprehension of complex text, he asserts, the new standards represent an important first step in redefining basic education and advancing both equity and excellence. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; National Assessment of Educational Progress