February 19, 2015

Common Core: College- and Career-Ready Standards

To ensure that all students are prepared for success after graduation and to significantly improve the United States’ global competitiveness, governors from both political parties, chief state school officials, and community leaders from 48 states worked with top education experts and academics to produce the Common Core State Standards. These standards take into account more than 10,000 pieces of feedback from individuals, teachers, and organizations.
Common Core State Standards are, quite simply, a prioritized, clearly stated set of skills that a student must master in each grade level in order to be on track to succeed in college-level work.
These standards are internationally benchmarked and, for the first time in generations, raise the bar for American students to the level of their international peers. By supporting higher standards aligned with career and college expectations, business leaders are putting students’ full potential first.
Adoption of Common Core State Standards, which business leaders see as common sense, is one of the most crucial education reforms for higher standards of the past decade.

You can also download the PDF of the report below.