ACT is pleased to be an active partner with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

We provided expansive longitudinal data on academic achievement and college readiness to determine what knowledge and skills should be included in the standards.

Because these standards are based on empirical data and reflect the shared goal of preparing students for readiness in credit-bearing college courses and in careers, ACT's Course Standards and College Readiness Standards™ successfully align with the Common Core State Standards.

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About the Initiative

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers and is committed to the process of developing a common core of state K–12 English language arts and mathematics standards. Learn more…

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