The Common Core State Standards Initiative 

 

The Common Core State Standards Initiative began in the spring of 2009 when the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), representing 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia, came together and committed themselves and their collective resources to developing a common core of state K-12 English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards.

 In June 2010, the New Jersey State Board of Education (NJBOE) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.

The Springfield Township School District is excited by the opportunities the Common Core State Standards Initiative presents for our students. Providing clear and consistent goals for our students will help ensure they are prepared to succeed in college and careers in our emerging 21st Century global economy.


 

 

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.

Why Common Core State Standards?

  • Preparation: The standards are college-and career-ready. They will help prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in education and training after high school.
  • Competition: The standards are internationally bench-marked. Common standards will help ensure our students are globally competitive.
  • Equity: Expectations are consistent for all – and not dependent on a student’s zip code.
  • Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and clear. Clearer standards help students (and parents and teachers) understand what is expected of them.
  • Collaboration: The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts, pooling resources and expertise, to create curricular tools, professional development, common assessments and other materials.
  • Final standards were released June 2, 2010
 
 
 

Additional Resources

 
 
 
 
 
 


PTA Parent Guides

 

Kindergarten
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of kindergarten in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.


1st Grade
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 1st grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

2nd Grade
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 2nd grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

3rd Grade
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 3rd grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

4th Grade
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 4th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy

5th Grade
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 5th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

6th Grade
This guide provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 6th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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