Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted in Mississippi in 2010, provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so that teachers and parents know how to help them. Consistent standards will provide appropriate academic benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live. This will allow Mississippi to more effectively help all students succeed. More...,
Development of the CCSS began through the work of higher education officials, employers, and the best research available to determine what students need to be college and career ready. Standards were then developed for each grade level to prepare students to meet those expectations by graduation. Mastery of these standards leads to proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics for grades K-12.
In English Language Arts, students must be grade-level proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language, and media and technology. In Mathematics, students must demonstrate both procedural skills and conceptual understanding of the content.
Through students, parents, and teachers working together toward shared goals, we want to ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from schools prepared to succeed and build a strong future for themselves, our communities, our state, and our nation. The standards incorporate the best and highest of previous state standards in the U.S. and are internationally benchmarked to the top performing nations around the world. When our students have the skills and knowledge needed in today's job market, our communities will be strong and globally competitive.
CCSS SharePoint Site
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
PARCC Assessment Administration Guideance
PARCC Model Content Frameworks
PARCC Prototype Items
Achieving the Common Core: Resources for Advocacy, Communication, Instruction, and Implementation
Common Core Implementation Tools and Resources[CCSSO] and [PARCC]
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA®) created Parents’ guides to student success for grades K-12 based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)