Common Core Standards Coming to Florida
Fox 13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
Good-bye FCAT. Common Core Standards are the new kid in town, and it's a very different curriculum for kids. "Definitely night and day," explained Gorrie Elementary kindergarten teacher Holly Sinclair. Forty-eight states and U.S. territories have adopted Common Core Standards. They start this year in Florida. The new standards provide a consistent plan for what kids are expected to learn. It ensures no matter where you live, your child will have the same skills a student across the country is learning. By the end of the year, Miss Holly's 5- and 6-year-olds will be expected to write in full sentences. "They need to be able to write sentences with phonetic spelling, sight words that they can automatically read, like 'the' or 'have.'"
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