The Common Core State Standards Essay

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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 own learning and outcomes in the classroom. There’s no doubt that Common Core has had a positive impact on education in some regards, however, it has also had a negative impact on teachers and students. Common Core State Standards have put a major emphasis on tests. According to Spring, “tests based on the Common Core State Standards represent another form of control of the context of student learning” (Spring, 2016, p. 251). The test that…

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