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“The Common Core is a set of objectives — what you are striving to meet, what all kids should know and be able to do.”

—Middle School Teacher

AWARENESS

Nearly every teacher in America is now aware of the Common Core State Standards. Many parents and their children are hearing about the standards for the first time as students return to school, but 97% of classroom teachers are aware.

Whether or Not Teachers Have Heard of the Common Core State Standards

Base: Total Respondents

97 percent of teachers have heard of the Common Core State Standards

Forty-six states and the District of Columbia have adopted and are moving forward with the Common Core State Standards.

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