What is Common Core State Standard? 

Common core state standard is a set of high – quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). (CCSS) learning goals outline of what a student should know and be able to do at the end of a quarter. 

Wouldn’t you want your students to comprehend of what is being taught in a classroom? However, we have to remember every student doesn’t learn the same way as any other student in a classroom. Common core state standards sounds more of a K.W.L, which are:

K – what do you know? 

W – What you want to know? 

L – what you have learned? 

The standards for common core are:

  • Research and evidence 
  • Clear, understandable, and consistent
  • college and career expectations
  • Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
  • Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
  • in order to prepare all students for success. 

What are pros and cons for common core state standard? 


  • Comparison of standardized test scores. You can see the difference improvements in students. 
  • The Common Core assessment will cover several skills within each question of a subject such as English language arts & math. 
  • A preparation for high school students for college and global work success.
  • Before Students were tested on one skill at a time. Now, the Common core will cover several skills within each question.
  • Teachers have a skill to monitor students progress report throughout the year.
  • Teachers can use the K.W.L method, were teachers can use to find out what a student knows, where they are going for the school year, and set up a plan to get them where they need to be.
  • Teachers are able to see everything that a student has learned throughout the year, like a process report. 
  • Students will no longer given a simply answer as a response to a question. Students will have to not only give an answer but, explain the answer. 
  • Families who moves continuously wouldn’t have to worried about their child not learning the same as the state they’re currently in because all states should be learning the same thing. 
  • An understanding of what to expect of every student. An understanding of what are they learning + why should they know the information. 
  • Teachers can collaborate with other teachers to work together to find a way to help their students. 


  • Difficult to transition too because most teachers aren’t use to teaching in this kind of way. 
  • It’s becoming a slow process with many who are refusing to get on board with common core. 
  • The stress level may have rise up for most teachers and administrators. 
  • Common core probably couldn’t work for all grade level. 
  • it forces younger students like pre – k to learn on a faster pace. 
  • No equivalency test for special needs students 
  • If schools wanted to update there technology that needed to be use in classrooms will become a cost. 
  • With high stakes for testing, the expectation is on a higher level 
  • Common core is only for English & Math but, not art, music or social studies & science.