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Understanding the CCSS: An Overview
Understanding the CCSS: An overview
What Are the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas?

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are the result of an effort coordinated by U.S. state leaders, including governors and state commissioners of education, through membership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) “to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce” (NGA Center/CCSSO, 2010a, p. 1). The significance of the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas is that for the first time in U.S. standard-making history, there are official, state-created standards that reflect the shared responsibility ...

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