Education And National Standards Of Excellence

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Our world is all about living up to expectations. As children, we were respectful of our elders, we studied hard to make good grades. Our motivation was pleasing our parents and teachers because it was what they expected from us. The child knows that the expectations have been met when they receive a smile from parents, a sticker on a test paper from the teacher, or even the weekly allowance. In the adult world, educators must also live up the expectations. Those set forth by our students, their parents, our principals, the school district, the state board of education, and even national standards. The leaders of this world must also please these same people but must do so for hundreds or thousands of students within their care…show more content…
More recently, Louisiana, and many other states across the country, have adopted the Common Core State Standards in an effort to accomplish this goal of creating a system of standards to educational excellence. According to Uecker, Kelly, and Napierala (2014), these standards serve to provide “clear, consistent, and targeted benchmarks” that will provide a system for all students to be better prepared for the next level of education and for the future. The Common Core State Standards are a set of mathematics and literacy standards that outline what a student should be able to do at the end of each grade level. Rather than focusing on the minimum needs of the educational system like NCLB, the Common Core State Standards strive to meet the rigorous needs of student learning in order to prepare them for the future. Common Core State Standards Initiative (2015) states, “The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live.” The initiative explains that the standards were created because of the growing trend of students in the
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