What is Common Core?
What Is Common Core? Common Core Maps
Basics Plus is excited by the recent,
wide-spread adoption of the Common Core Standards for mathematics and language
arts released through
the Common Core
State Standards Initiative. Currently there are 44 States have adopted these core standards,
including Arkansas and Oklahoma.
We are working to add children's book
correlations that will be found on the
Common Core Correlations page of our website. These children's book
correlations will be books that are correlated to the Common Core Standards
using the Common Core Maps found at
Having these books in your classroom will assist you as you create lessons to
help your students meet their learning goals.
In addition, we are gathering professional
books that are either credited in the index of the Common Core Standards
themselves or are recommended by trainers and publishers. They can be found on the
Common Core Professional Book page of our website.
To learn more about the Common Core State
Standards Initiative continue reading below or visit their website at
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort
coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
(NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The
standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school
administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to
prepare our children for college and the workforce.
The NGA Center and CCSSO received
initial feedback on the draft standards from national organizations
representing, but not limited to, teachers,
postsecondary educators (including community colleges), civil rights groups,
English language learners, and students with disabilities. Following the
initial round of feedback, the draft standards were opened for public comment,
receiving nearly 10,000 responses.
The standards are informed by the
highest, most effective models from states across the country and countries
around the world, and provide
teachers and parents with a common understanding of what students are expected
to learn. Consistent standards will provide appropriate
benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live.
These standards define the
knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so
that they will graduate high school able
to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in
workforce training programs. The standards:
Are aligned with college and work expectations;
- Are clear, understandable and consistent;
Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through
Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all
students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and