Utah is one of over 40 states and territories that have agreed to transition their core standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics to a set of standards common to all states. This “Common Core” initiative is organized and supported by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. These have been informed by the best available evidence and the highest state standards across the country and globe.
The Utah State Office of Education has put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the common core. The list can be found here.
The Standards made careful use of a large and growing body of evidence. This evidence included scholarly research; surveys on what skills are required of students entering college and workforce training programs; assessment data identifying college and career ready performance; and comparisons to standards from high-performing states and nations.
According to the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers, “the standards are not intended to be new names for old ways of doing business. They are a call to take the next step. It is time for states to work together to build on lessons learned from two decades of standards-based reforms.”
Utah State Office of Education information for parents
Parents’ Guide to Student Success
To better understand the Common Core
Secondary Math 1
Secondary Math 2
Secondary Math 3
Secondary Math Course Offerings
9th & 10th Grade
11th & 12th Grade
College & Career Readiness Standards