School Standards Set

COMMON CORE USED IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADES

Posted: October 2, 2011 at 5:55 a.m.

Susan Hill, a second-grade teacher at Jones Elementary School in Rogers, helps Jasimine Jimenez, left, and Alexis Pintor with a math lesson Friday.

Kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers have spent the first weeks of the school year grappling with what some called the largest shift in curriculum and standards in their careers.

Timeline

Common Core

• 2011-12: Kindergarten through second grade. Testing reflects Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.

• 2012-13: Third through eighth grades. Testing reflects Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks.

• 2013-14: Ninth through 12th grades. Pilot of Common Core tests.

• 2014-15: Full implementation of Common Core tests.

Source: Arkansas Department Of Education

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