Common Core for Parents
The K-12 Common Core State Standards for literacy and mathematics were developed through a joint project of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards at their July 8, 2010 meeting, committing to a thoughtful, orderly transition process for implementation and assessment to ensure that all New Hampshire students experience a successful and productive future.
These standards have been developed to define the knowledge and skills students should have for them to graduate from high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit bearing academic college courses, and in workforce training programs. They are intended to be clear, rigorous, and to build on the strengths of current state standards, to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in our global society. Our students will be introduced to the standards during this and the next school year in anticipation of this major change to the standards by which our schools are judged.
As a parent, you should be aware of the growing academic expectations of your child. It is also important that you know that these standards just cover Math and English Language Arts. The English Language Arts standards do have crossover standards for Social Studies, Science, and Electives, but the Common Core does not define specific standards for these subjects.