The common core state standards describe what students are expected to learn in mathematics and language arts. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world.
Changes in curriculum- Administration and curriculum leads have been attending workshops and planning for the curricular shifts. Our work has placed Waggoner on the path to success with common core. There is much learning ahead for students, parents, and staff members, which is exciting!
Changes in assessments- The CST measured knowledge in specific content areas. By contrast, the new common core assessments will be performance-based. Exams will be administered to 3-5 grade students and will now be online by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.