The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSS) established a single set of clear and concise educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics. The standards were spearheaded by the states to ensure that high school graduates nationwide are prepared for college coursework or for entering the workforce. The Common Core State Standards help to benefit teachers, parents, and students when there is a common understanding of the knowledge and skills high school graduates are expected to attain.
For the last several years, STS has been working to align our products with the new standards initiative. Our new Educational Development Series (EDSERIES) Forms J/K and the 2014 edition of the School Readiness Test (SRT) have been developed with the CCSS standards in mind to insure maximum coverage. STS’ online Learning Standards Assessment (LSA) offers an item-by-item alignment to the new standards. Each annual edition of our High School Placement Test Technical Report/Supplement will offer customers detailed information about CCSS coverage in the HSPT®. The bestselling Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) is currently being updated to fit the CCSS expectations for kindergarten students.
As we all adjust to the impact of these changes in education, our dedicated customer service staff at Scholastic Testing Service is happy to help you with any questions that may arise regarding STS products and the Common Core State Standards.