The first step to ensuring all students graduate ready for college and careers is to set the right expectations for all students; we can’t prepare students well unless we set the right expectations and goals. 

While academic standards alone are no silver bullet, they do provide the necessary foundation upon which curriculum, assessments and instruction are formed. Below are fact sheets on the importance of college- and career-ready standards and the exciting reform effort, Common Core State Standards.

The Facts

  • Why College- and Career-Ready Standards?  [PDF, Word]
  • The Common Core State Standards –  [PDF, Word]

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