Transitions to New, Higher Standards In North Kitsap School District
What are the Common Core State Standards?
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:
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
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 on how parents can help their child overcome reading challenges: