Developed by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the Common Core State Standards Initiative is America’s first common set of educational K-12 standards. Forty-six states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have joined the initiative. States will determine how the Core Standards will be assessed. Assessments will vary across the country though many states are collaborating.
The K-12 mathematics and literacy standards do the following: