What are the common core state standards and what is the involvement of the U.S. Department of Education?
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What are the common core state standards and what is the involvement of the U.S. Department of Education?

What are the Common Core State Standards?
 
The Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live. Forty-two states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have voluntarily adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core [Common Core State Standards Initiative (2017). About the Standards. http://www.corestandards.org].
 
The federal government has not been involved in the design of these standards, which were developed in a partnership between the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).
 

 
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