Priority standards were identified from state, national, and international standards by core teams which included P - 12 grade teachers and instructional coaches. The process for identifying the priority standards was consistent, comprehensive, and systemic. The criteria used to identify the most essential standards included:
- Endurance: Those standards that provide students with knowledge and skills beyond a single test date.
- Leverage: Those standards that provide knowledge and skills that will be of value in multiple disciplines (example non-fiction writing).
- Readiness: Those standards that provide knowledge and skills that are necessary for success in the next grade or level of instruction.
An accordion process was used for disseminating and obtaining feedback on priority standards. The standards were sent out for review and feedback. The Core Teams reviewed feedback, refined and made changes as appropriate. This process was conducted twice for each set of priority standards.
Priority standards contained on this site are subject to slight modifications.
Would you like to see a demonstration of the skill related to a specific standard? Go to the Khan Academy website for videos of a variety of skills and subjects. Also, the Khan Academy Common Core Mapping page allows you to search for a video related to a specific Common Core math standard by grade level.
*Khan Academy is a website that provides hundreds of free instructional videos and activities to help students and parents understand and develop academic skills.
Power Standards for PreSchool through Fifth Grade are broken down by grade and subject, and can be found here.
The Power Standards for Sixth through Twelfth Grade, broken down by subject, can be found here.
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