In 2010, a new set of educational standards was released for Math and English Language Arts.  Schools, of course, had their own standards in place already, but the aim of these new standards is to provide a common and consistent set of standards that can be followed by all.

The standards give parents and teachers the specifics regarding what students should know depending on their grade level. So far, all but five US States have accepted the Common Core State Standards (those five are Virginia, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas and Alaska). The District of Colombia and U.S. Virgin Islands have accepted the standards as well. Some states are further along in the transition than others, but this common thread is driving instruction nonetheless in all of the states that are on board.

If you would like to know where is your state in the adoption stage of  the standards, find it on this list:

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