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Common Core

Common Core State Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers in order to be college and career ready.

The CCSS are:

  • Aligned with college and work expectations;
  • Clear, understandable and consistent;
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
  • Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society;
  • Are evidence-based;
  • Set grade-by-grade learning expectations for students in grades K-12 for Mathematics and for English Language Arts and Literacy.

While NJ has had standards for many years, this set of standards is more focused on preparing students for success in college and career. They set clear, consistent and high learning goals.