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Common Core State Standards Initiative: Standards

Understanding the Pennsylvania Department of Education's adoption of and transition to the CC standards.

What is the Common Core?

“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

-- Common Core State Standards Initiative

Literacy/ELA Standards

Mathematics Standards

The following resources are the Pennsylvania adapted Common Core State Standards:

PA Core Standards : Pre K-12 (PDF)

PA Core Crosswalk : Pre K-8 (PDF)

PA Core Crosswalk : 9-12 (PDF)


Read the National Standards

CCSS for Mathematics (PDF)

Literacy/ELA Print Resources

Mathematics Print Resources