Brenda Overturf (1) is a member of the International Reading Association's Board of Directors. You can reach her at boverturf[AT]reading[DOT]org (2) . This is the final post in a three-part series that examines the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Part one introduced CCSS and provided context for those new to the standards.
Fewer, clearer, higher Internationally benchmarked 21st Century Skills Evidence‐based The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K‐12 education known as the New Illinois State Learning Standards Incorporating the Common Core. The goal is to better prepare Illinois students for success in college and the workforce in a competitive global economy. Why new standards?