In July 2010, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) adopted the Common Core State Standards.
In doing so, Louisiana joined the District of Columbia and 44 other
states to formally sign on to the state-led initiative, which is being
coordinated by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSCO).
the aim of providing educators and parents with a common understanding
of what students are expected to learn and know, the Common Core State
Standards are based on previous input from higher education leaders and
employers as well as the most effective models in the country and across
the world. Designed in collaboration with teachers and school
administrators, the standards define the knowledge and skills students
should acquire throughout their K-12 education careers in order to
graduate from high school prepared to succeed in their post-secondary
education and workforce pursuits. In Louisiana, the new standards will
be fully implemented in the 2014-2015 school year.
English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics are the primary focus of
the new Common Core State Standards, Louisiana recently updated the
state’s social studies standards as well.
The grade-level standards:
- Are aligned with college and work expectations;
- Are clear, understandable and consistent;
- Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
- Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are
prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and
- Are evidence-based.
Listed below are links where you can find additional information.