Provo School District & Edgemont Elementary School Adopt

Utah's Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

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      The Utah State Office of Education worked closely with more than 40 other State Offices of Education to create the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), with the goal of ensuring each and every student is career and college ready.  Another goal is to provide students with the best possible education no matter where they live.  Adopting the CCSS will alter the curriculum in math significantly and English Language Arts education slightly in the state of Utah. The same options for acceleration enrichment will be available for honors and advanced placement students.

     Please note that a consortium of states created these standards. The Common Core State Standards are not federally mandated curricula. "We truly believe that implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts will improve our students' facility with language and writing," said Ray Morgan, Assistant Superintendent at Provo School District. "Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics will provide a more rigorous curriculum that will improve the competitive edge for our students in their college and professional careers."
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You can find a plethora of detailed and specific information provided by the Utah State Office of Education regarding the CCSS at   and

  Below are documents explaining the changes and how that will affect your student:

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