Common Core State Standards

Since the requirement set by the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2001, known to most as No Child Left Behind, states have been required to develop state standards of curriculum that enumerate what students should “know and be able to do.” In the changing economy, many colleges, business leaders, and government officials have seen the need for a nationwide set of expectations for the nation’s students.

Developed by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2009, the Common Core is an attempt to create rigorous standards that meet the demands of colleges and business in the 21st Century. The Common Core calls on the best of the states’ standards, current best practices, and research in order to form a set of educational targets students should be hitting on a developmental timeline.

In 2011, the Common Core was accepted in Maine as an update to the existing Maine Learning Results.

Read The Standards Here!

Maine’s CCSS Website