You probably have heard that Pennsylvania has established new standards for schools. Below is some information about those standards.PA Common Core Standards
These standards were adopted on July 1, 2010. They will be implemented in the school year 2013-2014 with PSSA Common Core testing in Spring 2014.
Common Core State Standards Initiative – Preparing America’s Students for College & Career http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards
“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,” according to the CCSS website.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Draft of the Common Core Standards are available on PDE's Standards Aligned System.