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Common Core State Standards will provide real world applications for lessons

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2011 15:43 PM

Some schools tend to teach students about the material they will encounter on standardized tests. While this is educational, not all pupils have a chance to fully grasp the many subjects they are learning about. Fortunately, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are designed to do away with this problem.

Rather than focus on a breadth of topics in one single academic subject, schools that implement the CCSS will provide K-12 students with the knowledge and skills they require in order to succeed in college and their professional careers, according to the initiative's website.

Nevada adopted the CCSS on June 22, 2010, and now the state's Churchill County School District is in the process of integrating its new English and math standards into its curriculum, Lahontan Valley News reported. Will Jensen, the District's director of special services and instruction, told the news source that teachers will provide their students with real world applications for whatever they learn, including the rules of multiplication.

"Teachers were previously expected to cover a wide variety of content in a single year," Jensen said. "Now they're expected to cover less points of content but go deeper in the ones that they're required to cover."