Common Core for Educators

  • Delaware is one of 45 states that have formally adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics. 

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA  Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our  children for college and the workforce. 

    These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.

    With students, parents, and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and the modern workforce.

    Christina's Path to the CCSS

    Groups of teachers, specialists, and administrators in the Christina School District are working diligently to align our curricular resources and instructional strategies to meet the benchmarks for College and Career Readiness required of our students as defined by the CCSS.

    State Resources

    Information about the transition to the Common Core Standards and Delaware’s Smarter Balanced Assessment is available at the DelExcels website sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education:  

    DelExcels is a coalition between the Delaware Department of Education, Delaware State Education Association, Delaware Parent Teacher Association, and Rodel Foundation of Delaware. This joint effort aims to inform all Delawareans about the changing education standards and assessments in our state.