Common Core Standards
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.
When Arizona adopted these standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, the documents became known as Arizona's Common Core Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics.
Common Core Standards Informational Videos
- Common Core Standards Information for Parents August 2012
English | Spanish
- The Hunt Institute - Common Core video series 2012
- A Common Core Standards summary and overview of the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) March 2012
On Demand, MPS EdTV
Common Core Publications and Updates
Mesa Public Schools Implementation Update, October 2012
New Standards Increase Rigor in AZ Schools - AZ Republic opinion piece by Superintendent Cowan
Core K-12 Standards are Here; Time is Running Out to Get on Board - East Valley Tribune opinion piece by Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction October 2012
MPS Implementation Timeline for Arizona's Common Core Standards
Revised May 2012
Arizona Common Core Standards - Myths vs. Facts Arizona Public Engagement Task Force 2013
AIMS to PARCC Transition This webpage will provide you with current information in regard to Arizona’s transition from AIMS to the new PARCC assessment. This webpage will be updated as new information is available.