English Composition II
Why The Common Core: Benefits for Students
February 9, 2014
The Common Core Standards of Mississippi is an excellent way to educate Students in today’s society. This new way of education is believed to be the best method of teaching our young people the skills they will need to know to be successful as they enter into college or the workforce. The Common Core Standard seeks to establish consistent education across the United States.
The effectiveness of the Common Core Standards in Mississippi is that children will be learning by way of useful thinking skills rather than just memorizing text from books. The standards teach children the skills and capabilities that are demanded in the workforce and colleges around the globe. The common Core Standards are a set of goals set for each grade level. The standards come from the best performing standards in the nation. They reflect on real world experiences to better prepare students. The common core will teach students to become better thinkers and problem solvers. (Jones, J. (2010).
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seeks to establish consistent education across the United States. The standards are designed to be strong and relevant to the real world. With students being entirely prepared for the future, our society will be better organized to compete with the global economy. (Mission Statement.) (n.d.).
The Common Core Standards were implemented in Mississippi in 2010, with full implementation that took place in the 2012-2013 school year. Mississippi adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010 because they provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so that teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. (Mississippi Department of Education, 2012). All students should be able to excel with the common core standards because forty five of the fifty states have also adopted the standards.
The Common Core Standards were implemented in Mississippi to help students fully succeed in the future. The standards were developed through a state-led initiative directed by governors and state school chiefs. The Standards were developed for each grade level to prepare students to meet expectations by graduation. These standards lead to proficiency in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12. The standards were developed by a thoughtful and transparent process led by the National Governors Association and Council for Chief State School Officers. The process relied on teachers, experts from across the country (including Mississippians), and feed -back from key stakeholders and the general public. NGA and CCSSO received nearly
10,000 comments in response to the draft standards, which were incorporated into the standards. (Mississippi Department of Education, 2012).
“The Standards are effective in Mississippi because they will provide appropriate academic benchmarks...