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Common Core

What is the Common Core?
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards in English language arts and mathematics that the State of Maine voluntarily adopted. 
The Common Core State Standards are: 
  • Aligned with college and workforce training expectations; 
  • Rigorous in content and the application of knowledge through higher-order skills; 
  • Built on strengths and lessons of previous state standards;
  • Informed by standards in other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our economy and society; and
  • Evidence-based, clear, understandable, and consistent.
For more information about the Common Core Standards in Maine, visit Maine Department Of Education
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