The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics and English language arts are embedded in the Kentucky’s Core Academic Standards (KCAS). The KCAS abbreviation is used often by educators throughout the state of Kentucky. CCSSM (math), CCSSELA (English language arts/literacy) and CCSSI (Initiative) are used throughout the nation when referring to the “common core” of standards for mathematics and English. In 2010, Kentucky adopted the CCSS as written without additions. When communicating with others and searching for resources it is important to note that these abbreviations are referring to the same set of content standards for math and English language arts/literacy.
“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”
Karen Hallacy, Georgia parent states in her article posted on the national PTA website, “When asked to support the Common Core State Standard Initiative my answer was immediate: Yes! Georgia PTA strongly supports the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts in our state, and I’m pleased to be leading that effort.” Karen is an advocate for the Common Core State Standard Initiative in Georgia and has been advocating for education on the local, state and national level for more than 10 years. See her complete article at http://www.pta.org/4034.htm. Additional article written by Sarah Baird can be found at http://www.pta.org/3816.htm.