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What Is This Common Core?

By now, you have surely heard the term "Common Core" and have asked yourself, "what is this all about"?  Although districts do not have all the answers about the Common Core, they have been hard at work preparing for it and implementing it.  The State of Illinois is one of many states adopting the Common Core State Standards.  However, recently there has been some states that have decided to not participate.

The states that are participating have either joined PARCC, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  Each is a group of states working together to develop an assessment to measure students' understanding of the Common Core State Standards.  The State of Illinois is a part of PARCC.

To learn more about Common Core in Illinois please visit these links;

Common Core Illinois

State Board of Education-Common Core

 

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