The last report card the United States received gave us a failing grade in mathematics and sciences. Public schools across the nation have reacted by developing “Common Core State Standards”; in order to send the message “we have higher expectations”, to students, parents and the nation.
What does this mean for parents and educators? All students, including those with special needs, must attain common curricular benchmarks in general education courses such as: language arts, science and mathematics. Although, students with Individual Education Plans (IEPS) will still receive extra support in and out of the classroom and allowed testing accommodations