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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.

The college- and career-readiness standards were released for public comment in September 2009.  The K-12 standards are expected to be released for public comment in March. Both sets of standards, the college- and career-readiness and the K-12, are expected to be finalized in early 2010.

These sets of standards define the knowledge and skills students should have to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs.

They will be:

·         Aligned with college and work expectations

·         Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills

·         Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards

·         Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

·         Evidence and/or research based

An advisory group provides advice and guidance on the initiative. Members of this group include experts from Achieve, Inc., ACT, the College Board, the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Higher Education Executive Officers.

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