The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) have released public drafts of the “Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science” and the “Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.”
Arkansas is one of the 48 states that will adopt the Common Core State Standards; therefore, it is important that state educators at all levels review these documents and provide feedback. All K-12 administrators and teachers of English language arts, history/social studies, science, and mathematics are encouraged to participate in this period of public comment. Teachers in other disciplines, as well as teachers of English language learners and students with disabilities, are also encouraged to review the documents and to provide feedback.
The public drafts may be accessed at http://www.corestandards.org/. A place for public comment is provided directly on the Web site. The period for public comment ends on Friday, April 2, 2010.