The Most Important StandardIdaho Education News (2013)
When I first read the Common Core Anchor Standards, I wanted to cry. Partly out of frustration, partly out of relief. Finally! I thought. We can implement and assess the skills that kids most need! Teaching to the thin standards of No Child Left Behind left many skills behind: the ability to read complex text, the ability to problem solve, gather data, support a claim, and think beyond rote memorization in order to pass a test. Drilling students on information retention is outdated in a culture where information is readily accessible. Here, instead, are the skills our students will need to be successful in the 21st century:
- Mastery of core subjects (math, science, history, government, reading, etc.).
- Global awareness.
- Financial and economic literacy.
- Civic and health literacy.
- Information and media literacy.
- Life and career skills.
- Common Core,
- Idaho core standards
Publication DateAugust 5, 2013
Citation InformationSerena Hicks. "The Most Important Standard" Idaho Education News (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/serena_hicks/2/