Common Core & Essential Standards Updates

On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina is in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work. The full Common Core standards can be viewed at A copy of the slides used at the June 2nd North Carolina Board of Education meeting can be found below.

Secondary education instructional staff are encouraged to visit the district, State and National Core Standards websites regularly and begin their independent research regarding their specific grade and subject area content.

Modules are available 24/7 on the NCEducation website utilizing your login provided by your school testing coordinator. If you do not have one, you can self-register by visiting the registration page on NCEducation's site.