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The time lines below explain:

  1. When the new Common Core and Essential Standards will become operational in schools
  2. Some key questions that we anticipate schools and educators having about the transition to new standards

ACRE Timeline for Change - Updated July 2011
(pdf, 133kb)

Occupational Course of Study Detail – Updated Aug 13, 2010
(pdf, 61kb)

Please note that:

  • In 2010-11, state assessments will continue to be based on the currently operational Standard Course of Study (not the recently adopted Essential Standards).
  • Check back here regularly for updates to the time line and additional operational information as this work unfolds.