Reaching the Goal: The Applicability and Importance of the Common Core Standards to College and Career Readiness

The CCRS Center’s mission is to serve the federally funded Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs) in building the capacity of states across the nation to effectively implement college and career readiness and success initiatives. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center is based at the American Institutes for Research and funded through a grant by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Resource Overview

This study evaluated if the knowledge and skills contained in the Common Core State Standards Initiative reflect what is important for college and careers. A national sample of instructors from 25 course categories in two- to four- year institutions were selected. Results suggested a positive correlation between proficiency in the Common Core State Standards and the extent of readiness students exhibit for a wide range of post-secondary courses.