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1.10 Unit 1 Conclusion

Time to Read

In conclusion, review the CCSS Initiative's Mission Statement and related quotes:

Mission Statement
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."

—Source: Common Core State Standards Initiative

The Standards are Important but Insufficient
To be effective in improving education and getting students ready for college, workforce training, and life, the Standards must be partnered with a content-rich curriculum and robust assessments, both aligned to the Standards."

—Source: Common Core State Standards Initiative

The Promise of Standards
These Standards are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step. It is time for states to work together to build on lessons learned from two decades of standards based reforms. It is time to recognize that standards are not just promises to our children, but promises we intend to keep."

—Source: Common Core State Standards Initiative

Time to View

Watch the video, "Halftime in AUHSD: A Common Core Initiative" from the Anaheim Union High School District in California. Consider how the video addresses this question: "Why do we need the Common Core?"