The Common Core State Standards Initiative will trigger a higher level of critical thinking and deeper understanding into your child’s curriculum. There will also be a new standardized test in English and math. The Common Core benchmarks will be supported by one of two new standardized tests in the 2014-2015 school year.
Common Core State Standards Initiative Major Changes: Math
The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to standardize and improve education across the nation. Another major change due to Common Core State Standards Initiative to be on the lookout for is in math. Students will be required to show more work in solving math problems. Tomorrow we will have more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to be aware of.
Common Core State Standards Initiative Major Changes: Reading and Writing
New public school standards for learning called the Common Core State Standards Initiative will launch this fall in 45 states across the United States including Massachusetts. There will be changes in your child’s education due to the new standards. One of the major changes will be the inclusion of more nonfiction reading and persuasive writing in all grades. Check here tomorrow for more Common Core State Standards Initiative changes to watch out for.
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College NCAA Ineligibility From High School Courses?
On average 10.5% of incoming college freshman are rejected each year for Division 1 sports because their high school courses they graduated with do not meet academic standards set by the NCAA. To be eligible to play Division 1 or Division 2 sports, incoming freshman must complete 14 to 16 NCAA approved core courses in high school, score a certain level in the SAT or ACT, and have kept up their grade point average. The NCAA approves most high school classes but does deem some ineligible. Their decision for each town varies.
Data from some local Massachusetts Y3K Tutor In Your Home towns is absolutely shocking. For example Wellesley High School in offers 26 classes, Newton North High School offers 28, Concord-Carlisle High School offers 30, and Newton South High School offers 30 classes that do not meet the association’s requirements for a core course. Lexington High School in Lexington MA is in a category all to itself with a whopping 78 ineligible courses. This data is especially surprising as all of the schools on this list are traditionally top ranked schools year after year.
Bad grades can be from kids not being challenged. Gifted kids are often forgotten. They must move ahead regardless what the curriculum says.