Common Core Standards

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Mission Statement:

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.

Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.

The following resources are statewide initiatives in Georgia to provide instructional supports to all students (including students with disabilities).



Georgia has formally adopted a set of core standards for K-12 in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Literacy in grades 6-12 Science, History/Social Studies, and Technical Subjects.  The purpose is to provide a framework to prepare students for success in college and the 21st century workplace.

These resources provide additional information about CCGPS: 

  2. Common Core State Standards Initiative

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About the Common Core Standards

Development Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Myths Vs. Facts

Branding Guidelines


What Parents Should Know

Standards in Your State

Read the Standards

English/Language Arts Standards

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Mathematics Standards

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Key Shifts in English/Language Arts

Key Shifts in Mathematics

Video – Common Core State Standards