Saturday, June 5, 2010

New core standards

Some links regarding the new national "common core standards":

New York Times article: "States Receive a Reading List: New Standards for Education" (6/2/10)

The Common Core Standards

The Math Common Core Standards

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and other math teacher organizations support the math standards.

Ron Huberman signed a letter along with heads of many other school districts supporting the core standards and urging their adoption.

ISBE also supports the core standards. And since adoption of the core standards will add points to a state's Race to the Top application (see the NYT article), it is most likely just a matter of weeks before Illinois formalizes their adoption.


1 comment:

jd said...

Related to this, here is a link to NCTM's comments on the March 2010 draft of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.

It is difficult to determine if the NCTM concerns were addressed in the final version. The question of "the standard algorithm" (CCSS) vs. "a standard algorithm" wasn't addressed.