Common State Standards

Welcome back, common-standards addicts. The news is that Alabama has become the 42nd state to adopt the new learning goals.

With Alabama’s move, only Virgina, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, North & South Dakota, Nebraska,  Montana and Idaho have not accepted the standards.

If we were to look at the highest scoring nations in the world as determined by the TIMMS and PISA tests given by the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OEDC) we would see that the countries have a common set of standards unlike the United States which has a patchwork of state standards.