Common Core State Standards

States are on the doorstep of full-blown implementation of Common Core State Standards (CCSS); soon to be known as Washington State Learning Standards. Several states are rethinking their support of CCSS. A few have reversed course; a few have rebranded the effort; and a few have backed out of the national assessment consortia and are designing stand alone assessments. It is believed the opposition is sometimes due to a lack of understanding.

Four Common Myths & Facts Concerning CCSS

The conservative Fordham Foundation awarded the Common Core math standards an A- and the English language arts standards a B+. It called both sets of standards “solidly in the honors range” and “very, very strong,” adding that they are clearer and more rigorous than the standards currently used by the vast majority of states.