Question:  What are the curriculum standards that have been adopted by the Alabama State Department of Education for use in all k-12 public schools in the state?

Answer:  The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)?


Question: How were the CCRS developed?

Answer:  The state governors (not the Federal government) developed "Common Core Standards" to insure that our children would be prepared to compete successfully in today's world no matter where they went to school.  The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) then took the governors' proposal, reviewed it, modified it where appropriate, and adopted it as the basis of instruction for K-12 public schools.  At the same time, the ASDE changed the annual tests that are used to hold schools accountable for the quality of instruction to reflect the CCRS.


What do the CCRS look like?

To see examples of what is contained in the CCRS click on the following links:         (4th Grade Language Arts)       (4th Grade Math)



For more information on the CCRS, click on this link which will take you to the ALSDE webpage on CCRS: