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Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created by state governors and state education commissioners to ensure that students have access to high-quality educational standards that are consistent across the United States. In 2009, 48 states and the District of Columbia signed a memorandum of agreement with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to draft the standards. Building on the standards that were established by states to align with their respective accountability policies, the NGA and CCSSO sought to include teachers, parents, administrators, and experts in the development of mathematics and English language arts standards. The focus of the standards was to ensure that students graduating from high schools would be college ready or prepared to enter ...

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