Common Core State Standards for Washington State
is a real-world approach to learning and teaching. Developed by
education experts from 45 states, these K-12 learning standards go
deeper into key concepts in math and English language arts. The
standards require a practical, real-life application of knowledge that
prepares Washington students for success in college, work and life.
Common Core provides:
- Consistent learning expectations for all students.
- Clear standards that focus on understanding over memorization.
- Emphasis on the critical topics students need to succeed after high school.
- Faster testing results with a better, more focused online assessment system.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State
Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are
expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to
help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the
real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people
need for success in college and careers. With American students fully
prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to
compete successfully in the global economy.
Parents' Guides to Student Success
guides provide overviews of what your child will learn by the end of
their grade level in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.