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Common Core State Standards: The way forward

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The NC General Assembly should create two permanent commissions that would be charged with raising the quality and rigor of state English Language Arts and mathematics standards, curricula, and assessments.
Each commission should employ a large and diverse group of stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, curriculum and content area experts, policy professionals, practitioners, parents, community leaders, school board members, state education officials, and state legislators.
The goals of the commissions should be to:
modify or replace the Common Core State Standards;
specify content that aligns with the standards;
recommend a valid, reliable, and cost-effective testing program that aligns to the standards and content;
provide ongoing review of the standards, curriculum, and tests throughout implementation.

Spotlight 450 Common Core State Standards: The way forward

Terry Stoops is the Vice President of Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the program assistant for the Child Welfare Education Programs at the University of Pittsburgh. ...

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