In 2010, Louisiana adopted Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. The new academic standards are based on research and were developed collaboratively by a coalition of teachers, school leaders and education experts from Louisiana and 45 states.
The Common Core State Standards define what students need to learn in reading, writing and math in each grade to stay on track for college and careers. The Common Core State Standards will prepare Louisiana students with essential, real world knowledge and skills to compete in a competitive, global market place. These standards emphasize critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity through new assessments.
The Common Core State Standards are more rigorous, more focused and more relevant to the long-term success of students in school and beyond.
Louisiana is aligning state assessments and end-of-course tests to the new academic standards, phasing in additional common core test items each year until completely measuring students’ achievement of the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math in 2014-2015.
For more information, visit the Common Core State Standards website