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Common Core State Standards: Home

What Are Common Core State Standards?

   Nearly all U.S. states and territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards, a set of grade specific, consistent standards for literacy in English Language Arts, History, Science and Technical subjects that promote the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.  With an emphasis on informational text, these standards require a focus on reading literacy across the curriculum and an emphasis on persuasion and analysis. The use of primary sources and reference material and the addition of complex text that extends beyond the textbook can be used to support teaching the Common Core State standards.  Essential questions, research tools and general reference databases provide an integrated model of literacy, a variety of integrated tools like lexiles for reading differentiation and provide support for the Common Core State Standards. Teachers are asked to apply language skills like reading, writing, speaking and listening to content in each subject areas.

Characteristics of Common Core Standards

  • Aligned with college and work expectations
  • Focused and coherent
  • Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills
  • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards
  • Based on evidence and research
  • Internationally benchmarked so that all students are prepared to succeed in a global economy and society

How Does ProQuest Address Common Core?

ProQuest Solutions Support Reading, Writing and Language.

Educators and Students can:

  • Access various types of editor-selected text, multimedia, and website content
  • Access credible and K-12 curriculum and standards relevant primary and secondary sources
  • Access a variety of content appropriate for challenged, mainstream, and advanced learners
  • Access to thousands of copyrighted learning resources not available from open Internet searches
  • Access ProQuest learning resources from school, home, or community centers and public libraries
  • Select and sort resources by reading levels to ensure that they can read and understand the content
  • Use integrated dictionaries and other reference sources to learn about words and their meaning