The National Association of State Boards of Education is assisting state boards of education and state-level partners in the implementation and policy alignment of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics have voluntarily been adopted by 46 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Guam and the Department of Defense Schools.  The state board of education played a significant role in the adoption, or recommendation or adoption, in all of these states.

With the adoption and implementation of these research-and-evidence based, internationally benchmarked standards, states nationwide have taken the necessary steps that will better prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and the workforce in this 21st-century global economy. The CCSS is a significant and historic movement as students now have clearer and consistent standards across the nation that is minimizing academic challenges when moving across state or district lines.

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More information including previous and upcoming NASBE common core events, podcasts, resources, and reports from the regional conferences are provided below. For the complete list of downloads and resources for the Common Core project, click here.