Common Core State Standards - Overview


The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are an effort by states to define a common core of knowledge and skills that students should develop in K-12 education, regardless of the state they live in, so they will graduate high school prepared for college or careers. The standards were released in 2010 and are divided into two categories: (1) K-12 standards, which address expectations for elementary through high school; and (2) College and career readiness standards, which address what students are expected to know when they graduate from high school. What’s the CCSS all about? How does it relate to you as an educator, or to administrators and/or parents? How does it apply to students, especially those with disabilities? This issue of NASET’s Practical Teacher (provided by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities) provides a resource to help you find answers to questions on the CCSS.

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