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NC COMMON CORE EXPLAINED

CONTACT: Dr. Robin McCoy, K‐12 Curriculum and Instruction

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010 as its Standard Course of Study for English language arts and mathematics and began implementation statewide in all public schools in the 2012-13 school year.

The Common Core State Standards;

  • strengthen academic standards for students;
  • were developed by national experts with access to best practices and research from across the nation; and
  • allow for a smoother school transition for military students and other students who move during their K-12 schooling.