Oregon Department of Education

Common Core State Standards - Historical/Background Information

CCSS Today, each state has its own process for developing, adopting, and implementing standards. As a result, what students are expected to learn can vary widely from state to state. We know that our graduates will compete for jobs with students from other states and countries with more rigorous standards. Common standards help ensure that all students, no matter where they live, are prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. Common standards will help ensure that students are receiving a high quality education consistently, from school to school and state to state. Common standards will provide a greater opportunity to share experiences and best practices within and across states that will improve our ability to serve the needs of students.

The Common Core State Standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. The NGA Center and CCSSO received initial feedback on the draft standards from national organizations representing, but not limited to, teachers, postsecondary educators (including community colleges), civil rights groups, English language learners, and students with disabilities. Following the initial round of feedback, the draft standards were opened for public comment, receiving nearly 10,000 responses.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has been engaged in CCSS work since the initiative’s inception in spring 2009. ODE staff reviewed each iteration of the standards and provided feedback throughout the development process. A statewide panel of math educators conducted a rigorous match/gap analysis of the CCSS in relation to Oregon’s own recently adopted math content standards. These results were presented to the State Board and will serve as a foundation for implementation of the Common Core mathematics standards.

History of Common Core State Standards before the State Board

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