Sam Dillon, reporter for the New York Times, has recently investigated the effect of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the education reform reflected in the Common Core Standards. He reports various political and research based efforts are included in the 360 education grants given by the Gates Foundation in 2009.
Standards-Setting Criteria The following criteria guided the standards development workgroups in setting the draft college and career readiness standards. Preamble: The Common Core State Standards define the rigorous skills and knowledge in English Language Arts and Mathematics that need to be effectively taught and learned for students to be ready to succeed academically in credit-bearing, [...]
Standards-Setting Considerations The following considerations guided the standards development workgroups in setting the draft college and career readiness standards. Fewer, clearer, higher: One of the goals of this process was to produce a set of fewer, clearer and higher standards. It is critical that any standards document be translatable to and teachable in the classroom. [...]
Introduction to the Draft Common Core Standards On March 9, 2010, the The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) announced the draft Kindergarten-12 grade level Common Core State Standards documents that the organizations have produced on behalf of 48 states, two territories, and [...]
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