Sample Responses

What is the greatest indication that many students are not college and career ready once they graduate high school?

Many students are not ready for credit-bearing courses and face remediation in college.

How did the authors of the CCSS collaborate with states during the development of the standards?

The Core Standards were built on common state standards around the country through collecting input from those states with demonstrated high student successes.

How can the CCSS provide teachers more flexibility and autonomy in their teaching?

The standards provide a clearer, narrower focus that allows teachers to delve deeper into content at the pace of their students, using research-based strategies of their own choosing.