Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core

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Maine Course Pathways Annual Report, 2012

2012 annual report on the development of a system to determine the degree to which high school students are given a fair opportunity to learn all of Maine’s state standards: Maine’s Learning Results (MLR) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

New York Performance Standards Consortium

A coalition of schools in New York State that build instruction around performance tasks.

Kentucky Common Core Standards Resources

The State of Kentucky has developed and administered its own Common Core assessment ahead of the consortia, which gives teachers much more insight into the areas that they need to address.

Career Technical Education Standards for California Public Schools

The California Department of Education has created standards for fifteen career pathways. For each pathway, ten distinct areas are identified, such as Foundation Standards, Career Planning and Management, and Technical Knowledge and Skills.

National Governors Association

The National Governors Association (NGA) is the bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors. Along with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the NGA coordinated the state-led effort of the Common Core State Standards.

American Diploma Project Network

To make college and career readiness a priority in the states, Achieve launched the American Diploma Project (ADP) Network in 2005. Starting with only a handful of states, the Network has now grown to include 35 states educating 85 percent of all U.S. public school students. Through the ADP Network, governors, state education officials, postsecondary leaders and business executives work together to improve postsecondary preparation by aligning high school standards, graduation requirements, and assessment and accountability systems with the demands of college and careers.

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