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In Focus: Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an effort coordinated by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSP) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center). According to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, the goal of the standards it “to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.” To date, 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands have adopted the common core standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Implementation timelines vary from state to state, and common assessments are being developed by The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). USATestprep is committed to having Common Core Resources available for your state as implementation goes forward.

The Mathematics Common Core Coalition has been formed by eight organizations. Members of the coalition include: the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), the National Governors Association (NGA), The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The coalition “works to provide expertise and advice on issues related to the effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM)”.

For more information be sure to look at the Common Core Mathematics Initiative website.

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