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Common Core

As a result of an initiative to ensure all students, regardless of the state they live in, are provided exceptional instruction, are assessed using the same learning measuring tool, and are college and career ready, came the “birth” of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It is the “brain child” of 46 states, including Illinois and consists of educational standards in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics for students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The CCSS provide teachers and parents with a guide and resources to use in an effort to provide adequate support for all students.