Some of the education systems within the United States began to utilize the Common Core State Standards Initiative in an effort to reform standards and bring state curriculum to become more similar. States within the country would test students to demonstrate learning achievement to ensure that schools are meeting the standards set for them. Some students need additional help to reach these standards before the exams, and it is often up to the parent to identify some of these problem areas. These common core standards include requirements for language arts, history, science and other technical subjects.
Students are expected to understand language at an increased level each year. Comprehension should steadily increase with both contemporary and classic literature. Students are also expected to understand stories from around the world, government documents like the Constitution and plays like those of Shakespeare.
The math standards for participating states require that students learn to reason quantitatively and construct mathematical arguments. They must learn how to use tools and structure to solve problems.
Parents not noticing this progression of skills should look into additional help, such as a program that will help their children get back on track. Speaking to the child’s instructor is also beneficial, as it can shed new light on the student’s progress.