Wisconsin's Adoption of the Common Core State Standards


The Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to graduate college and career ready.

In 2010, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) recognized the opportunity to clearly define the knowledge and skills that will prepare students for the 21st century workplace and will ensure students are truly college and career ready.  Leveraging the expertise and experience of educators across 48 states was crucial to developing strong standards that meet the needs of all students. Working with state partners on the implementation of the CCSS also helps us to learn from one another, share free and available resources, and support students as they move from state to state.



What You Need to Know about the Common Core

CCSS What you need to know for English Language Arts

CCSS What you need to know for Mathematics

UPDATED Wisconsin and the Common Core State Standards: Myths and Facts

Common Core Overview Video

The Crucial Role of Business in CCSS (video)

Business Speaks for the Core: An Open Letter of Support for the Common Core

Business Roundtable to RNC: Support the CCSS (May 10, 2013)

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know About the Common Core State Standards

Educating for Today (August 2010 Wisconsin School News)

Common Standards (October 2011 Wisconsin School News)

Common Standards Common Goals

Wisconsin and the CCSS 2-Pager

WASB CCSS:  One Hour Overview of CCSS for WI Association of School Boards

WASB CCSS: An Overview Presentation 5.4.13

National School Board Association: Understanding the Common Core FAQ



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