Common Core State Standards For International Student Assessment

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America is failing its students, and it is failing its teachers. Out of 34 different well-developed countries who participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests America ranked 27th in Math, 17th in reading, and 20th in science (United States – country note –results from PISA 2012, 2012, p. 1). Based on a 2012 study conducted by PISA, the USA is doing worse than 50%-79% of the countries tested. Common Core State Standards is a desperately needed change to help students develop into better scholars, and internationally compete in the marketplace. Common Core State Standards, or Common Core for short, is not only trying to increase America’s competiveness internationally, but also trying to standardize learning and cohesiveness in all schools across the United States. Educational groups from around the USA determine these standards. Common Core (CCSS) does not require tests to prove the students’ understanding of a subject, and does not mandate a curriculum to be taught. Instead of testing, a set of goals will help educators to determine that each child is on track with CCSS at different stages of the student’s educational career. To achieve standardization throughout the United States students, and teachers, will need support throughout the implementation process. Common Core is a necessary change to the America school system that will produce adults that are more educated.
CCSS is not a curriculum; the curriculum is up to the teachers and…

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