Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

In June 2010, a set of state-led education standards known as the “Common Core State Standards” (CCSS) were released in the United States and have been adopted by forty-four of the fifty states along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The standards were developed by content experts, states, teachers, school administrators and parents. They are intended to prepare students in America for college and careers by creating standards that must be taught and achieved in both Mathematics and English Language Arts in grades K-12.

The state of Michigan adopted these standards June 15, 2010, shortly after they were released. Michigan has also signed on with the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium which has allowed it to apply and receive federal funds in order to develop new assessments based on CCSS. These new assessments are currently being developed and are set to replace the MEAP and MME assessments in the spring of 2015.

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