Infographic by McGraw Hill Education (CTB.com, AssessmentsforCommonCore.com)
Your teachers, families and friends want you to succeed in whatever path you choose following high school, whether it be technical training, college or work. And we also know expectations of what each student should know need to be raised in order for you to be more competitive in global economy.
Common Core State Standards help accomplish that goal. Common Core sets learning expectations for what students should know by the end of each grade and raises those expectations.
A 3-minute video explaining Common Core
So, why did Washington and 45 other states adopted Common Core? There are numerous reasons, but let's focus on what you likely care most about after high school: getting into a good training program or college and earning a great salary.
There's plenty you can do to ensure you're ready for your future, but here's a few tips: