Common Core Standards and the New School Year
The Common Core Effect
- Unifying curriculum across the nation.
- Changing the way teachers teach.
- Changing the way students learn.
- Changing the way students are tested.
Classroom testing will become increasingly more important academic areas will be covered with greater depth curriculum and testing will encourage real world application less multiple choice tests. More answers requested in written form.
What is the Common Core Standards Initiative?
The CCSSI is a state-led effort designed to improve educational outcomes for students by developing a set of consistent, clear K-12 academic standards in English language arts and mathematics. National PTA and Harvard Research studies have found that when parents are actively engaged in their children’s education, student achievement outcomes improve. Parents need to know how the new curriculum changes will affect their children for years.
“American students are graduating unprepared…”
According to the National PTA, “American students are graduating unprepared for college and careers.” Less than a quarter of high school graduates can pass their classes in the first year of college. The National PTA adds, “Past standards have been so long and confusing that they do not function as clear guides for instruction.” To address these issues, states are transitioning to a standardized “Common Core Curriculum” across the nation.
What are the challenges?
A nationwide transition to a common core curriculum offers many advantages, but the interpretation of these initiative objectives by states and even school systems may vary and prove challenging for families. For example, states with higher learning standards will have to lower standards during the transition period and states with lower standards will need additional resources to catch up. Curriculum will become more rigorous within increasing classroom sizes, leaving students to rely on an increased amount of study skills to achieve a desired course grade and GPA.
How can Omega Learning help your student?
Our children must succeed through the transition years. Omega offers a comprehensive solution to the common core challenges. Our remediation curriculum is common core aligned, which means our tutors can help your child build critical thinking skills, rather than relying on simple memorization. Our comprehensive math and reading programs include the following key objectives: Remediation, Homework Help, Study Skills, Test Prep, and Enrichment. Our certified teachers communicate daily with parents and teachers at school to help your student achieve success in the classroom.
To help your child succeed through the changes, Omega Learning Center has developed Common Core-Aligned Curriculum. Omega Learning Center is the first national tutoring franchise system to invest in proprietary curriculum that is aligned with the new Common Core Curriculum Standards adopted by all public school systems in 45 states. Omega’s curriculum supplements to your child’s school curriculum and is used to solidify the basics of reading and math in the manner by which public schools are teaching and testing your child. Omega’s remediation curriculum will not only help your child succeed in school this year, but it will enable them to thrive in future academic years.
Common Core Standards and Georgia
Georgia has joined 44 other states, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and 2 territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, in formally adopting a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts, mathematics, and grades 6-12 literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects. The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).
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