• Common Core State Standards
    [Effective 2012-2013]
    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 is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work.  The standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
    Effective for the 2012-2013 school year, the Common Core State Standards will replace the NC Standard Course of Study as the curriculum that will be provided to all children across the state.
    The NC Department of Public Instruction has released many valuable resources to assist teachers in understanding the new standards.  These resources will also help teachers pattern their instruction and classroom student assessments to the state's newly adopted curriculum.  Links to these resources can be found below.
    Includes access to the new standards in K-12 Mathematics and English Language Arts.
      NCDPI Instructional Toolkits
    Contains links to unpacking and crosswalks documents to assist teachers in learning and teaching the new curriculum.
Last Modified on March 30, 2020