Common Core State Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills that will help our students succeed in college and the workforce. Developed in part by teachers, the standards help educators develop and implement effective strategies for students by providing benchmarks for skills and knowledge and students should have by the end of each grade level.

While teachers will continue to devise lesson plans and modify instruction to the individual needs of their students, Common Core provides a meaningful opportunity to revisit instructional practice to support growth for all students. Common Core guides educators toward curricula and strategies that will provide students with a deep understanding of subjects and the skills needed to apply knowledge effectively.

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