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Is there a difference of 15% in the common core?

May 3, 2013 5:00am

I heard that each state has a variation of up to 15% from the common core state standards. Why is that?

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    • May 21, 2013 11:51am

      I'm currently doing a lot of research on the Common Core. As I understand it, each state that has adopted the CC has the opportunity to add standards that aren't currently part of the CC. For example, here in CA we used to have a standard that talked about students connecting themselves to the literature we read. The CC does not have a standard specific to self-to-text connections. If CA thought that was a really important piece that the CC left out, that might be something they'd add.

      • May 3, 2013 5:02am

        No answer?

        • May 3, 2013 5:28am

          I am not sure what you mean by that.

          • May 14, 2013 5:30am

            I know that in Massachusetts, we adopted the Common Core, but we added some standards to it. On our Core, we have standards like 8a, which means that we added additional rigor, but I don't think any states have the authority to remove standards.

            Which state are you in?