All states have a course standard to follow to set goals for teaching and learning (West, 2018). Teachers use these standards as a guide within their classroom to provide the best learning for their students. Today there is a huge debate between Common Core Standards and the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards. These two standards are highly debated and investigated amongst teachers, government officials, and parents to understand which standards will enhance student’s academic knowledge. Some state political boards do not agree with the new adoption if the Common Core Standards. After researching both standards and gaining my own opinion, I think to adopt the new Common Core Standards is a positive thing for our school systems. Even though it has some negative like difficult transition for students, standards are vague, and unequal access to technology in the classroom and at home (Meador, 2017). Even with all the cons associated with the Common Core Standards, I think the new Common
The Common Core State Standards is a controversial subject among educators, parents and general public. What most people do not realize is state standards have been around since the 1900’S, and every state has had their own standards in the early 2000’s. Each state standard has levels or benchmarks, which state what the student should be proficient in per grade level. Most of these standards are in place for third grade through high school. Even though each state had their own standards, there were concerns about the equalizations of standards among all the students in the United States. In 2007 this concern was raised at an annual meeting of the Council of Chief State School Office. The concern of equalization of standards was one of the key reasons the Council of Chief State School Office and the National Governors Association started working together to develop the Common Core State Standard.
Education reform is legislation to improve the quality of education in the United States. Once, grades were the most important achievement for students. However, politicians and the public were concerned that our standardized test scores were not as good as those of other countries. Therefore, state and national governments started making laws to make school more challenging and to test kids more. One of those laws was “No Child Left Behind”. Recently, the Common Core State Standards were developed and kids were going to be tested more than ever. However, all of this education reform has been a failure because our testing scores have not improved, the testing makes children suffer, and it doesn’t improve how teachers teach.
Standardize testing has come under a great deal of scrutiny with regarding to correctness and fairness but are still widely used today. The United States have been the most criticized nation as it pertain to the school system. However, several programs sprouted out of the dirt such as physical fitness, core programs and programs for the gifted and not very gifted. The government added the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) which is designed to help less fortunate students improve their education
In 2009, during Obama’s presidency, Common Core was introduced to the public. According to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, Common Core is “a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA)” created “to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live.” However, the controversy on Common Core arose as many opponents such as Diane Ravitch found faults in the Common Core standards in the design of the standard and its inability to perform what it is designed to do and the purpose of ststandardized testing. Will the students benefit from these standards or will these standards
The achievement gap is the difference in education between schools due to financial and cultural backgrounds (“Educational Standards”). With common standards, all students will be taught the same material during the school year, so none of the low income schools will fall behind due to lack of resources or problems of the sort. Along with having balanced educations between schools, supporters of Common Core also contend that imposing these standards help experts define which approaches are the most proficient in teaching students, because there would be certain statistics to prove which methods work best (“Educational Standards”). Not only will students be getting an equal education to other schools, but also the best education possible. Opponents might say that the achievement gap will get wider when introduced to standards, because it has been getting increasingly bigger in the past (Koh, Tsin Yen). When in fact, the gap will have no option but to come to a close due to the opportunities of equal education that the Common Core
Common Core Mathematic Standards have been under evaluation because of a debate between college professors, some who feel the standards are not substantial enough to prepare students for the college degree. It is a teacher’s responsibility to prepare their students for the next level. Even many supporters believe that the Common Core State Standards have many flaws and should be evaluated. With that being stated, the board that constructed the standards made mention that the cause for these flaws is because they focused so much on the K-8 standards that they ran out of time. Because of this short time, they ended up having to rush to work sure the K-8 plus or High School Standards were completed, meaning they had less time to truly think them through. Despite all of the criticism that the Standards have taken, forty-two states and the District of Columbia have adopted them, and will be placing them in order soon.
Common Core Standards were implemented as a way to have national standards for all students. This way, students have equal access to the same curriculum. There needs to be an enhancement in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math so that students are prepared for 21st century jobs (Zarra 17). Many educators feel that students are not prepared to compete globally against other countries. However, the United States has always taken a lead globally against other countries. Many people say that the Common standards are not culturally equitable, and that it has harmed student’s love of literature and progress in math. Parents also feel it has taken away their say in their child’s education.
What is common core? According to Common Core State Standards Initiative “the common core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live”. (About the Standards, n.d.).
“The Common Core: Far from Home” is an article that discusses the discrepancies of the common core standards, which is one of the most significant changes in our educational system. One of the reasons is that the shift to move to common core was so quiet that 79% of American voters knew nothing about it. The author states that saying that common core is based off of standards is true but can be misleading because the standards are not a curriculum and it is left up to school districts to figure out the details. However, the standards come with a testing program that is more rigorous than the NCLB act of 2001. Schools are being pushed into college and career readiness and keeping data on student performance. Even though the federal government
Common core education has begun to harm a kid’s education and their love of learning instead of increasing it. It is an outdated and unnecessary tradition. People have been going along with it for years but there comes a time when you have to look at the results and not just the theory. There comes a point when you have to start asking,
Everyone 's familiar with the common core, right? But what is its true definition and how is it really benefiting us as students in this new generation of education? Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do by the end of each school year. The Common Core Standards prepare students for a competitive global economy.
Several students around the United States, such as myself, believe that “Common Core Standards” sole purpose is to demolish happiness in its entirety. Fortunately, now I have come to see “Common Core”, not as my enemy, but as my ally. Several administrators and parents fight repeatedly over what they believe should be taught in their schools and what shouldn’t in order to protect beliefs within the household. One cannot discuss the infamous”Common Core”, without asking oneself who should be in control. Who should be allowed to mandate what children all over America are being taught, and what is without exception unacceptable. After some hard searching I have come to my conclusion, yes. I believe that by having a “superior” authority decide what is safe to
The nation has moved toward Common Core Standards, although not all of the States has not adopted the Common Core Standards. By 2009, Common Core Standards, which stated that “these educational standards are for kindergarten through twelfth grade in English language arts and mathematics to ensure that students graduate from high school prepared to enter a two or four-year college programs and be able to use the skills in the workforce. In the early 2000s, every state had developed and adopted its learning standards, which specify what students in grades 3-8 and high school should be able to do when those students reach each grade level. The Common Core Standards are standards that define what students should be able to understand and be able
The study, "What Support do Teachers Need to Help Students Meet Common Core State Standards for Mathematics?" were asking whether teachers were incorporating CCSS to have math in other subjects. The conclusion was that most of the teachers did not how and did not have enough information. (Hamilton, Kaufman, Steeher, Naftel, Robbins, Tompson, Garber, Faxon-Mills, Opfter, 2016) According to the Common Core State Standards specifying to mathematics, "Therefore, the development of the standards began with research-based learning progressions detailing what is known today about how students' mathematical knowledge, skill, and understanding develop over time." (corestandards.org) The study showed that the non-mathematics teachers were less familiar with the standards than were the mathematics teachers. (Hamilton, Kaufman, Steeher, Naftel, Robbins, Tompson, Garber, Faxon-Mills, Opfter, 2016) That showed that there is a need for professional guidance to explicitly show teachers of other subjects what the expectations are from CCSS to make sure that they are addressing the necessary