Dana Center contributes to the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Posted on October 30, 2009

An official public draft of proposed college- and career-readiness standards, which the Dana Center contributed to developing, has been released by the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers have joined together in partnership with Achieve, ACT, and the College Board to develop a common core of state standards in mathematics and English-language arts for grades K-12. The first step of this initiative—developing college- and career-readiness standards for high school graduates—was accomplished September 21 with the release of an official public draft of these standards. Development of supporting guidelines for mathematics and language arts in K–12 is in progress.

Dana Center Director Uri Treisman served on the expert validation committee for the college- and career-readiness standards and continues to serve on the expert validation committee for the K-12 work. The Dana Center has further supported the initiative by providing mathematics tasks for the college- and career-readiness standards.

Visit the Common Core State Standards Initiative site to learn more about this project.