Department of Public Instruction
Common Core Resources
On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics
and K-12 English Language Arts
released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina was one of the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work. The full Common Core standards can be viewed at www.corestandards.org
NC Essential Standards adds to K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Languages Arts, the following subjects:
THE REVISED BLOOM'S TAXONOMY
The New Essential Standards are written using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT) under the guidance of one of the authors of the revision, Lorin Anderson. North Carolina has chosen RBT to help move to the complex thinking expected from 21st Century graduates. The RBT was chosen because it has well-defined verbs and is built on modern cognitive research.