Common Core State Standards is being heard throughout the education world. Many cringe when the words are spoken and many fight to support what the words stand for. Common Core was introduced in 2009 by state leaders. Common Core State Standards were developed to prepare children for the business world or the reality after grade school. “The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy, also known as ELA” (About the Standards, n.d.). The goals for the standards outline what students should know before leaving his or her current grade level. “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” (About the Standards, n.d.). This is an ambitious goal, but with much support can be accomplished. According to Common Core State Standards Initiative (n.d.) The Common Core has been adopted by forty-two states already and is accompanied by District of Columbia and Department of Defense Education Activity. Common Core was developed to improve the academics in society’s schools. Academics in the past years have not been successful and the United States has fallen behind international education. “One root cause has been an uneven patchwork of academic standards that vary from state to state and do not agree on what students should know and be able to do at each
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative is a plan to restructure the educational system in the United States and provide students with a high-quality education. Many states have adopted and are implementing these standards. In our fast changing world, different skills are needed to do the jobs our society has to offer. Upon completion of high school, these students need to be equipped to either enter the workforce prepared to meet the demands of their employers or to enter college prepared to take their education to the next level in pursuit of careers. The CCSS will increase in depth and difficulty from kindergarten through grade 12.
In education field, it is hard to know if all claims are credible and it is not so easy to assess good research. Curiosity and expertise will be helpful to to decide if you can trust the educational change that has been offered. Science can answer many questions, but not all of them.
In the last six years a new standards system has been created for high school students in order to help them prepare for college classes; this system is the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The Common Core system, developed in 2009, addresses both mathematics and English language arts. It creates a system of standards that map out skills and abilities from grades K-12 that need to be focused upon in order for students to be successful in the future.
As our society develops and evolves over time many aspects of our lives change and we find ourselves trying to adapt to new changes. One of the major changes that we have seen over the course of the years is the advancement in technology. We have come along way in many aspects of technology such as wireless internet and we now find ourselves using modern smartphones rather the flip phones. In addition to our technology evolving over time so has the education system in the United States. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has been one of the biggest changes in the United States education system in recent
In the United States education has always been a contested issue. In 2009, state leaders in forty-eight states launched the Common Core standard and currently forty-three states are working to implement the system. The Common Core’s main purpose was to prepare American students for success and to create an even playing field for all students. But is the Common Core really helping students reach their potential?
When looking over the Loveless article, the paper seemed to have a very negative view of the Common Core State Standard. The part that was most interesting to me throughout the reading was when Loveless referred to the furthering of teacher development with the Common Core Standard. The article was very persuasive for someone who had not known a great deal about the Common Core and led me to believe that it was not a helpful tool to the teaching community. Nonetheless, once I did some deeper research I found myself taking a different approach then Loveless did in his article. I believe that through the Common Core Standards teachers will become superior teachers through changing teaching styles, implementing mentoring programs, and providing ongoing support.
As pre-service teachers it is important to keep up to date with the standards and how they can affect our cooperating teacher's students as well as our own future students. It is never too early to start learning information that will improve your ability to increase your ability to teach students better in the long run. Also with all the changes going on with Common Core, it is ever changing and thusly even more important to keep up to date with because these are the guides to which we will be building our lessons upon in the future and really even now. Understanding the Common Core is also a good idea because they can be confusing and starting early gives us a better chance at being able to use them in an effective was in the future by understanding
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a widely debatable topic. Parents, teachers, administration, and even states have taken a stance on what they believe. CCSS is a document created by researchers, teachers, administration, and even the public, stating exactly what each student in grades K-12 should be accomplishing by the end of each level. It is ideally in place for teachers to have a clear understanding of what students are expected to achieve and know by each benchmark test so they can ensure this readiness. Though much thought and exertion has gone into the production and implementation of these standards, many myths have been formulated from them, causing the standards to sound as if they do not have any advantage to our schools (“Understanding the Common Core”).
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic standards in Mathematics and English language arts. The standards are an outline of what students should be able to do at the end of each school year. These standards began as a goal to standardized learning objectives across the country, so students everywhere receive the same education no matter where they live and to close the achievement gap (Funk & Wagnalls, 2015). They apply to grades K through twelve. The achievement gap is widely criticized for being in favor for white students, because they have access to higher quality of schools- even in public schools. Poverty stricken schools are filled with poverty stricken children. This is partially because of location and districts, and other reasons, such as money. Children with families of higher income can afford a higher education, or live in a higher end county- which means higher end schools and districts. This eliminates learning gaps between state public schools by applying uniform expectations; this way if a student chooses to go into a college out of state there will be no worries concerning entry knowledge levels. The standards are outlined on the Common Core website as:
Like an epidemic terrorizing the western hemisphere, the Common Core State Standards program has swept across our nation, and at each stop, threatened a new way of thinking and living. These standards were created to ensure that more students graduated from high school with the skills to succeed in college, life, and career, no matter where they might live (About the Standards). In 2009, this fresh new take on education was launched to each state’s educational leaders in the U. S. The state officials each decided whether the implementation of the program was beneficial for them, or if the technique they were currently using was the best option. However, even though state authorities have control of their individual educational standards,
Common Core State Standards, often referred to as the Common Core, are requirements in English and Mathematics in grades kindergarten through twelve. Specific focus is on critical thinking and problem solving skills. The Common Core was formed through a joint initiative by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association. To better prepare students for college courses, the standards are implemented in forty-five states and the District of Columbia. Concerns of American schoolchildren, like lacking focus, have shown that students are not learning skills to be used in the general workforce. An accountability system of the Common Core is based on the success of academic standards, advancement of tests based on
The federal government’s way of making the country’s students more knowledgeable, easier to compare between states and are proficient in literacy and math is by having states adopt Common Core Standards. These are high standards that will elevate the students’ ability to become critical thinkers instead of the memorizers that the current generation of students are. Since this is a new system the transition to them will be bumpy and at times frustrating, to make this transition better for students and teachers alike teachers need to have workshops and lectures on the standards during the summer, there needs to be a waiver for all school for the next three years so that students have time to adjust to the new computer based assessment test, a
Common-Core is steadily on the rise in the K-12 public school setting across the nation. Oftentimes when teachers hear the term “common-core”, they dread what will follow. This is because we do not fully understand the purpose of common-core. Florida has its own state standards, which were created through the adoption of common-core standards and adapted to better fit our students’ needs. While numerous states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, not all states have. Nevertheless, there's some evidence that the new benchmarks have snuck their way into classrooms in all of the fifty states! Four states in particular, which have firmly refused to adopt the standards, are Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia. Though these
By focusing on the mental processes students need – on the journey, rather than the result, the skill rather than the content –as the world continues to develop at a faster and faster rate he believed that future graduates would have the skills we will need. While the book for its new approach is praised by educators and parents worldwide and its open disapproval of a test-based educational culture, little, if anything has changed.