A disconnect exists between the current expectations and capabilities of students in the K–12 public education system and what is required of students in postsecondary opportunities and careers. For example, 42 percent of community-college freshmen and 20 percent of freshmen in 4-year institutions must enroll in remedial courses in basic skills such as reading, writing, and math. Driven by this divide, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices have developed the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Through this Webinar, participants hear about the need for implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Title I, Part D-funded educational programs, learn about the Common Core State Standards Initiative, and gain a clear understanding of the content of the Common Core Standards. Simon Gonsoulin, NDTAC’s director, begins the Webinar with information about the need for the Common Core Standards in Title I, Part D-funded education programs. Additionally, Carrie Heath Phillips, senior program associate at CCSSO, describes the initiative, including the process of development for the standards, what the standards entail, and how the standards fit into the larger picture of improving America’s education system.
Download Presentation Slides (PPT):
- Title I, Part D and the Common Core by Simon Gonsoulin
- Common Core State Standards Initiative by Carrie Heath Phillips
- Combined Presentations