Adhering to Common Core Standards could improve math performance
Current trends in ed-tech see software and app development companies developing and building out digital learning products compliant with the new common core standards of learning that have been adopted in almost all 50 states.
According to the initiative’s website, “The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.”
Adding fuel to the fire of the common core standards debate, new research indicates the CCSS standards in mathematics have the potential to enhance students overall academic performance.
We recently shared an article written by Nicholas Tampio for the Huffington Post questioning the need for and efficacy of these standards, but the research presented by Distinguished Professor and co-director of the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, William Schmidt in the article linked below could prove compelling in the other direction.