Kansas College and Career Readiness Standards

In 2013, Kansas moved from the Common Core Standards to the College and Career Readiness Standards.

Adopted December 10, 2013. These new standards were strategically designed to simplify and streamline the process of learning in English in order to meet college-and-career-ready standards in academic subject areas. The ten standards highlight language functions and forms that English Language Learners (ELLs) need in order to suceed. The correspondences between the ELP standards and specific ELA, Math Practice and Science Practice standads are clearly identified.

The Mission of English Language Arts and Literacy Education: English Language Arts and Literacy in History/ Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects education in Kansas prepares students to become accomplished in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language across all content areas.

Math Website

The Kansas Standards for History, Government, and Social Studies prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, engaged citizens as they enrich their communities, state, nation, world, and themselves.
HGSS Standards Download

Next Generation Science Standards

In 2013, Kansas moved from the Common Core Standards to the College and Career Readiness Standards. The information below is outdated, but nonetheless provided to give a historical context for the shift in standards to where Kansas is now.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an initiative led by the states and headed by the National Governor's Association Center and and the Council of Chief State School Officers.  The Common Core have been adopted by 46 states, including Kansas.  Each school district in Kansas must adopt the new standards into their curriculum for the 2015-16 school year.  Many districts, including USD 344, have begun the transition period from the old standards to the new ones.

The mission statement of the Common Core State Standards Initiative is as follows:

"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."

In August, Kansas, along with five other states, was awarded a federal ESEA Flexibility Waiver excluding Kansas from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. According to Diane DeBacker from the website All Things Common Core, "the waiver will change the accountability system for Kansas schools from one that focused on all students achieving proficiency on the state math and reading assessments to a system that recognizes student growth, closing the achievement gap, and reducing the number of students below proficient"

To learn more about the CCS visit the following websites:

Robert Nolan,
Nov 2, 2012, 6:53 AM
Robert Nolan,
Nov 2, 2012, 6:54 AM