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Community Members Resources

Utah has Core Standards for all the academic areas taught in our K-12 public schools. These Standards establish a framework for high quality instruction. They help Utah teachers ensure academic achievement for Utah students by defining the essential knowledge, concepts, and skills to be mastered at each grade level or within critical content areas. They are like a set of building codes. They define what students should know and do to be ready for post high school jobs and schooling.

The core standards are supportive of Utah values. They are designed to prepare students to become responsible, literate citizens. They promote college, career and civic readiness that prepare our students to be active, responsible members of the community. The standards are designed for the greater common good of our citizens, raising the level of expectations and defining what all students need to know and do. Since standards are not the same as curriculum, local communities and still retain the freedom and autonomy to make decisions about materials and methods.

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Common Core - Building Dreams (Spanish)
Common Core Resource Guide

Conference Board of the Mathematics Sciences (CBMS) Support Statement

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Utah Association for Gifted Children

Utah Core Fact vs. Fiction

Utah Parent Center blog

Teacher Involvement in Common Core Development

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Video

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