As regular readers know, the first public draft of the NGA/CCSSO Common Core State Standards for college and career-readiness was to be released August 17th. Well, we got news this morning that the release has been delayed until mid-September. Our hope is that the core standards movement will take this time to add rigorous and specific content to the ELA standards. The full text of the letter is below:
Due to your interest and involvement in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, we wanted to provide you some updates on the work.
In July the first draft of the college- and career-readiness standards were shared withthe common core project feedback groups, governors, and chief state school officers. They submitted their feedback on the standards to CCSSO and the NGA Center last week. We received a large volume of good feedback from states and other experts, which the Standards Development Work Group, composed of content experts from Achieve, ACT, and the College Board (click here for membership), is beginning to review now. The work group will make modifications to the standards documents based on research or evidence that such changes reflect what students need for success in college and careers.
In order to accommodate a thoughtful and thorough review of the feedback, CCSSO and the NGA Center have made adjustments to our internal work plan in order to consider feedback on the first draft of the standards. We plan to post the revised public draft of the college- and career-readiness standards on the Initiative’s site www.corestandards.org in mid-September. Instructions will be posted on the site regarding how to submit feedback on the standards, and a 30-day comment period will be available.
If you have any questions, please visit www.corestandards.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gene Wilhoit, CCSSO
Dane Linn, NGA Center