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  • The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) helps to develop solutions important policy challenges. (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2011) CCSSO provides guidance, support, and technical assistance on major educational issues. (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2011)
  • “ The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.” (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2011)
  • “ These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.” (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2011)
  • “ Consistent standards will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live.” (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2011)
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    • 1. Common Core Dana M. Esbensen Wilkes University
    • 2. Who Came Up with the Common Core Standards?
      • National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center)
      • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
      • In collaboration with:
        • Teachers
        • School administrators
        • Experts in the education field
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    • 3. What Are Common Core Standards?
      • Developed for college and career readiness.
      • Applies the application of knowledge though high-order skills.
      • Prepares students to succeed in a global economy and society.
      02/25/12 Dana M. Esbensen, Wilkes University
    • 4. Why Develop More Standards?
      • Each state has it’s own academic standards.
      • Each state puts different emphasis on different skills.
      • Common core aligns states.
      • National adoption means that students will be more competitive nationally and globally.
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    • 5. When?
      • College and career readiness standards developed in the summer of 2009.
      • Final Common Core standards released June 2010.
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    • 6. Where has Common Core Been Adopted?
      • Most states have formally adopted Common Core.
      • Here is a list of states who haven’t yet adopted Common Core:
        • Alaska
        • Texas
        • Maryland
        • Minnesota
        • Nebraska
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    • 7. References
      • (2005). Aztec calendar in Mexico. . [Image].  Retrieved from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
      • Bosma, K. (Photographer). (2009, March 14). World on a String. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kretyen/3361953041/
      • Common Core State Standards Initiative. 2011. About The Standards. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards
      02/25/12 Dana M. Esbensen, Wilkes University
    • 8. References
      • Fisher, E. (Photographer). (2011, November 19). 4-color map of the contiguous United States. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/walkingsf/6366242033/
      • MacEntee, S. (Photographer). (2010, May 10). College 3D. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/smemon/4595037015/
      • Pruitt, D. (Photographer). (2006, September 26). Free Giant Macro Pencil and Pink Eraser. [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/253412963/
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