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Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards

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Arizona was actively engaged in the process of developing the standards in both English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects, and mathematics, in partnership with a significant number of states across the country. The standards were created by states for states and included the professional input of practitioners, content experts, teachers, researchers, higher education and business leaders. Development of the standards built on the strengths and lessons learned from states, was informed by the educational standards in other high performing countries and remained grounded in research and evidence.

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.

  • Developed by standards experts and educators
  • Research- and evidence-based
  • Supported by rigorous international benchmarks
  • Received multiple rounds of feedback from states and national organizations representing educators {e.g., International Reading Association (IRA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)}

Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards English Language Arts and Literacy button Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards Mathematics button
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Video icon Bringing the Standards to Life Videos (NY)
Standards Video Series (engageNY)
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Documents icon Developed by the authors of the College and Career Ready State Standards, these criteria are designed to guide publishers and curriculum developers as they work to ensure alignment with the standards in developing curricular materials.
Revised Publishers’ Criteria for the College and Career Ready State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades K-2 [revised 05/16/12]
Revised Publishers’ Criteria for the College and Career Ready State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy, Grades 3-12 [revised 04/12/12]
K-8 Publishers’ Criteria for the College and Career Ready State Standards for Mathematics [7/20/12]
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College and Career Ready State Standards Initiative The official website of the College and Career Ready State Standards Initiative provides information and links to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards documents.
Criteria for Setting the College and Career Ready Standards Criteria that guided the development workgroups in setting the draft of the college and career readiness standards.
Setting Considerations for the Standards Considerations that guided the development workgroups in setting the draft of the college and career readiness standards.
Application of the Standards for English Language Learners Considerations for supporting and accommodating English Language Learners as they acquire both English language proficiency and content area knowledge.
Application to Students with Disabilities Considerations for supporting and accommodating students with disabling conditions to meet high academic standards.
College and Career Ready State Standards FAQ Frequently asked questions about the College and Career Ready State Standards and key points contained in the English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards.