What are Common Core State Standards?
Here comes the Common Core. And with it comes higher expectations and increased rigor. For reading, this includes more complex texts, including both informational and literary texts, as well as close reading and thoughtful use of textual evidence. In mathematics, there is an increased demand for balance between conceptual understanding (why), procedural fluency (how), and application (when).
The CCSS do not represent a prescribed curriculum, but rather a framework within which educators can help students master key skills and become college- and career-ready. With so many changes happening all at once—including topics and standards shifting from one grade level to another—even historically on-level students will likely struggle, and educators will be hard-pressed to meet these demands without appropriate instructional support.
i-Ready® – Built for the Common Core
i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction was built for the Common Core.
It provides the data-driven insights that classroom teachers and school and district administrators need to determine exactly where to focus their instructional time to ensure all students are on track to meet these more rigorous expectations and to succeed on the accompanying assessments.