Common core states map. States identification as having adopted the common core state standards is based on official announcements by state departments of education or published stories in reputable news sources from within the particular state. The common core state standards aim to raise student achievement by standardizing whats taught in schools across the united states but have sparked controversy among educators parents and. For more than a decade research studies of mathematics education in high performing countries have concluded that mathematics education in the united states must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. Recognizing the value and need for consistent learning goals across states in 2009 the state school chiefs and governors that comprise ccsso and the nga center coordinated a state led effort to develop the common core state standards.
The common core state standards initiative is an educational initiative from 2010 that details what k12 students throughout the united states should know in english language arts and mathematics at the conclusion of each school grade. State leaders made some tweaks to common core and re branded it as. Mathematics standards download the standards print this page. The push against common core is coming from both sides of the political aisle.