Common Core State Standards
The Common Core Standards movement is a significant and historic opportunity for states to collectively develop and adopt a core set of academic standards in mathematics and English Language Arts, which includes literacy in history/social studies, science and technical subjects. The Common Core State Standards build directly on recent efforts that have focused on developing college and career ready standards and ensuring these standards are evidence and research based and internationally benchmarked to top performing countries. These core standards represent critical learning targets for literacy and numeracy. Each state must decide whether or not to adopt these standards as its own. Oregon has joined 46 other states in adopting these standards. As a result, Hood River County School District will be using these standards to help drive curriculum, assessment and personnel decisions.