In this post, I would like to offer information on the beginnings of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and its interconnectedness with other so-called reforms. I refer to three documents (all linked below) from June 2008, June 2009, and June 2010.
My initial purpose in examining these documents was to ascertain the admitted connection between CCSS and the intention to promote an aligned curriculum. One cannot assess standards in the absence of curriculum; if there is both promotion of standards (the beginning) and assessment (the end), then curriculum (the middle) must be present.
My initial investigation into the standards-curriculum-assessment connection led to other notable finds, which I also mention in this post.
And now, for examination of the three Junes mentioned above, plus one July and one September.
In June 2008, the Hunt Institute and the National Governors Association (NGA) offered the following information as part of an NGA press release regarding the “need” for