Academic standards are all over the map

Academic standards are all over the map, writes Sarah Butrymowicz on The Hechinger Report.

South Dakota’s second-graders are supposed to learn how to tell time to the minute. In Alaska, students might be forgiven for being late – they aren’t required to learn how to tell time to the minute until fifth grade.

As many as 15 states are expected to adopt common standards for reading, writing and math by the end of June, she writes. “Another 15 states are expected to come on board by the end of August and 10 more by year’s end.”

Check out the interactive map showing when students have to know who the president is, how to tell time and how to use an adverb is in different states.

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  1. Tom Linehan says:

    From what I can tell by looking at schools that beat the odds, it is much more important that the standards be high than exactly what they are. PISA and TIMMS tells us the same thing. Singapore’s moto is “Teach more by teaching less.”

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