About Education Standards
Educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, while also helping parents understand what is expected of their children.
High standards that are consistent across states provide teachers, parents, and students with a set of clear expectations to ensure that all students have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life upon graduation from high school, regardless of where they live. These standards are aligned to the expectations of colleges, workforce training programs, and employers. The standards promote equity by ensuring all students are well prepared to collaborate and compete with their peers in the United States and abroad.
- 1. Teachable and learnable
- 2. Measurable
- 3. Coherent
- 4. Grade by grade standards
Goals of Learning Using the CCSS
- read analytically
- academic and technical writing skills
- think critically
- collaborating online and face-to-face
- working knowledge of online tools
- promote creativity and imagination
- evaluate situations and solve problems
- synthesize information from various sources and produce new ideas
- communicate effectively across academic and professional communities
Modify the Process of Learning
Move from rote, memorization, regurgitating to learning that is engaging, interactive, celebratory.
Design of the Standards in the Common Core
Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are prepared for success after graduation, the Common Core establishes a set of clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts.