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“(42% of US students are currentlyrequired to attend college remediationcourses. Most living wage jobs nowrequire at least 2 yrs. of post secondarytraining-- fast food franchises for amanagement position often require 4 yrs.of post secondary work.)”Source: www.achieve.org
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The Bottom Line:“When students take challenging courses inhigh school, they have more options when theygraduate.What used to be thought of as“college prep” curriculum is now the basic levelof preparation all students need to besuccessful in college and the workplace.”Source: www.achieve.org
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“The standards are internationally benchmarked. Common standards will helpensure our students are globally competitive.”Source: www.achieve.org
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“Expectations are standardized andconsistent for all students and not dependent on a student’s zip code.”Source: www.achieve.org
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“Standards are focused, coherent, and clear.Clearer standards help students (and parents and teachers) understand what is expected of them.” Source: www.achieve.org
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“Standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts, pooling resources and expertise, to create curricular tools, professional development, common assessments and other materials.”Source: www.achieve.org
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Standards for Mathematical Practice1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solvingthem.2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.3. Construct viable arguments and critique thereasoning of others.4. Model with mathematics.
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Standards for Mathematical Practice5. Use appropriate tools strategically.6. Attend to precision.7. Look for and make use of structure.8. Look for and express regularity in repeatedreasoning
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“Require the application ofmathematics to real world situations and issues.”
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Kindergarten-8Strong foundation in arithmetic, numbers, and operations
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9-12Number and quantity, algebra, functions, modeling, geometry, statistics and probability.
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“...were in the midst ofa literacy revolutionthe likes of which wehavent seen sinceGreek civilization," --Prof. Andrea Lunsford, Stanford University http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/70323761@N00/1659490498/
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A Literacy Revolution http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/photograham/311323441/sizes/l/
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