Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards project is the latest in a series of efforts to improve the academic success of American students.The intiative is a potential watershed in U.S. education, uniting most of the country around an ambitious yet practically grounded vision of what schools and students need to accomplish.

Already, 45 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the Common Core, and students will be evaluated on those standards in 2015. The Common Core promises to overturn the status quo: one set of standards that demands serious levels of proficiency, is aligned with modern expectations, and is embraced by most states. But will it?

Education Sector's work on the Common Core highlights the complexities and challenges ahead, and points to potential solutions.

The Common Core State Standards project is the latest in a series of efforts to improve the academic success of American students.The intiative is a potential watershed in U.S. education, uniting most of the country around an ambitious yet practically grounded vision of what schools and students need to accomplish.

Already, 45 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the Common Core, and students will be evaluated on those standards in 2015. The Common Core promises to overturn the status quo: one set of standards that demands serious levels of proficiency, is aligned with modern expectations, and is embraced by most states. But will it?

Education Sector's work on the Common Core highlights the complexities and challenges ahead, and points to potential solutions.