Importance Of Common Core Standards

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The Common Core State Standards were first implemented on June 2, 2010 by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) (Spring, 2016, p. 250). At first glance, the Common Core State Standards would seem like a good thing that will help ensure that our students are learning and able to keep up with other countries when it comes to the education topic. From the interview, I conducted earlier this week, I’ve gained a better understanding of how Common Core has been helpful in challenging the students to view what they are learning at a different level. Common Core has been responsible for making teachers teach students the curriculum in a new way that focuses more on developing foundational skills and then leading into more rigorous skills and knowledge. Common Core has also been helpful in allowing the teachers to have more control of how they present and teach the curriculum through various lessons and it’s giving the students opportunities to gage their …show more content…
According to Spring, “teachers are judged by student performance” (Spring, 2016, p. 252). This is hurtful to teachers because no test score necessarily means that the teacher didn’t do everything possible to teach the students and prepare them for the test. As I mentioned above, some students will never be good test takers, but it doesn’t mean they are intelligent individuals who will someday go to college and become successful, therefore, teachers shouldn’t be judged or be given ‘merit pay’ simply because a student did poorly on a test. This doesn’t go without saying that there are probably some teachers who may do a poor job in preparing their students, but this can be solved by ensuring that teachers can attend seminars and receive additional help in Common Core and it’s

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