Arizona’s Common Core Standards are designed to prepare students with the core academic knowledge and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education and training. What does this mean for Arizona educators?
Arizona’s Common Core Standards provide teachers with:
- Clear, focused standards that are internationally benchmarked and aligned with college and workforce expectations.
- Consistent explanations of what students are expected to learn kindergarten through grade 12.
- Rigorous strategic grade-level goals that provide coherent progressions from grade to grade, linking major topics of study.
- A focus on developing students’ critical thinking, problem solving and real world application of skills through effective instructional strategies.
- A foundation for working collaboratively across content disciplines, schools, districts, and states sharing resources and expertise, to create curricular tools and professional development.
Implementing Arizona’s Common Core Standards:
- CEP Teacher Survey Report (March 2013)
A survey of 50,905 Arizona Teachers was conducted in March 2013 through the Collaborative Education Partners (CEP). This partnership consists of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), Regional Centers, and Governor’s Office of Education Innovation (GOEI). This input will be invaluable in helping the CEP focus our efforts to improve our support for Arizona’s schools and students in implementing Arizona’s Common Core Standards.