- The standards are the same wherever
you go. Common standards mean that students in
South Carolina are learning the same thing as students across the country.
Students moving into or out of South Carolina will have a smoother educational
transition because learning goals will now be the same across states.
- They’re modeled on success. The Common Core standards are aligned to international standards
from the highest achieving countries. This means our students will be well
prepared to compete both nationally and internationally.
- College and career ready is the name
of the game. All students graduating college and
career-ready is the goal of the CCSS. These standards are designed to prepare
students for success in whatever they choose to do after graduation.
- Real life is really important. What students learn in school should be directly related to what
they’ll be required to do once they leave. The Common Core places a strong
emphasis on reading informational and technical texts to prepare students for
the demands of college and the workplace.
- College should not begin with
remediation. Too many students entering
universities and community colleges require remedial classes in English and
Math. The CCSS are designed to make that a problem of the past by fully
preparing students for college-level coursework.
- Increased access to learning
resources. Common standards mean that learning
resources and teaching and learning materials can be shared across states.
- 21st century skills for 21st century
jobs. These standards will prepare our
students for career success in the rapidly changing world of work.