HistoryOn June 15, 2010, The Michigan State Board of Education unanimously adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts. Michigan has joined most other states in the U.S. to offer our nation's students a set of rigorous, focused, and coherent curriculum standards to help ensure that all students graduate from high school college and career ready.
PurposeThe Common Core State Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards
Application to Students with DisabilitiesThese common standards provide an historic opportunity to improve access to rigorous academic content standards for students with disabilities. The continued development of understanding about research-based instructional practices and a focus on their effective implementation will help improve access to Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) standards for all students, including those with disabilities.
|•||Are aligned with college and work expectations.|
|•||Are clear, understandable and consistent.|
|•||Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order skills.|
|•||Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards.|
|•||Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society.|