English Language Arts

Transitions to New, Higher Standards In North Kitsap School District 

What are the Common Core State Standards?
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the new learning targets for Washington State in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
From the State of Washington OSI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) home page:
"The Common core 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 student 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. 
For more information visit the OSPI CCSS home page at http://www.k12.wa.us/Corestandards/default.aspx
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