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Common Core

New York State adopted the Common Core Learning Standards in 2011 to help ensure all children are equipped to succeed once they graduate from high school. The standards are specific and concise to ensure parents, teachers and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.

Common Core has been adopted by 45 states across the country with the intent that all children in the United States be prepared to succeed in college and a career.

Common Core requires that school curriculum align with the raised expectations and that state tests be redesigned to measure student growth under the new standards.

Staff and students at Broadalbin-Perth have worked to adjust to this new way of teaching and learning, which has no doubt raised the expectations for students. “Common Core is the change we needed. These are the best standards we’ve had in years,” Superintendent of Schools Stephen Tomlinson said. “It allows teachers to slow the pace down, narrow their approach and go in depth.” Tomlinson said Common Core’s sequential learning standards for pre-kindergarten through graduation provide the tools to meet the needs of all students.

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core