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Common Core State Standards Initiative Website
Information from NCDPI regarding Common Core
Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

Note: North Carolina students will be participating in EOG testing for 11-12 based on the current NC Standard Course of Study.  For 12-13 and 13-14 School Years, North Carolina will be piloting testing for the Common Core and Essential Standards curriculum. Full implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment will be in 14-15 School Year. Read more at NC DPI Online Assessments


Common Core in JCS

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 What is Common Core?

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). Governors and state commissioners of education from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia committed to developing a common core of state standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12.

The point of the state-led effort to create common academic standards is simple: improving teaching and learning to ensure that high school graduates in every part of the nation have the knowledge and skills they need for college or a career. The process is designed to produce standards that are research and evidence-based as well as internationally benchmarked. If students meet these new rigorous and clear standards, they will have better choices in their lives and the nation will be more competitive in today’s global economy. These sets of standards define the knowledge and skills students should have to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs.

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Curriculum Rollout Plan for Johnston County

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