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What Are Common Core Standards? (page 2)

What Are Common Core Standards?

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Updated on May 9, 2013

Standards for Speaking and Listening—Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  2. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
  3. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Simple Plan

People have worked for years to create a standardized plan for education, but many efforts resulted in long, detailed lists of facts and skills that rapidly went out of date. The educators and parents who worked on the Common Core State Standards recognized that they would have to do things differently to have the positive impact they wanted on how teachers teach and students learn. They let go of their favorite facts and skills to reach a consensus on a limited number of key concepts for getting students ready for college and careers. Adoption of the CCSS by 45 states means that parents across the nation can partner with teachers and be on the same page as they guide and monitor each child’s progress.

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