Charles County gets to the core of Common Core State Standards

Charles County gets to the core of Common Core State Standards


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has launched a new website offering students and parents information regarding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The website provides multiple resources including videos, a slideshow and roadmaps on CCSS to ensure a smooth transition.

Maryland, along with 47 other states, adopted the CCSS for grades K-12 in 2010 and the standards have been implemented for the 2013-2014 school year. The focus of CCSS is to ensure that students are equipped with the knowledge needed for a successful postsecondary education and career. Changes in the areas of English/Language Arts and mathematics are outlined on the new website.

Along with the new standards, the Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 24 states, including Maryland, designed to develop an assessment system that aligns with CCSS. The assessments will be computer-based and implemented in the 2014-2015 school year, replacing the Maryland School Assessment (MSA). 

For more information regarding the Common Core State Standards, visit www.ccboe.com/departments/instruction/commoncore.php.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Connie W. Armstead, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, central office building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646. 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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