Common Core Standards

On June 2, 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards in K-12 Mathematics and K-12 English Language Arts released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. With the adoption of these state-led education standards, North Carolina was in the first group of states to embrace clear and consistent goals for learning to prepare children for success in college and work. The full Common Core standards can be viewed


Browse our grade level pages to find out more information about specific standards and expectations. We hope you will find these resources helpful as you learn more about Common Core English Language Arts and Math Standards.  


Feel free to check out these publications as well:


Spotlight on Common Core Standards 


Spotlight on Common Core Standards (en espanol) 


13 Things to Know about Common Core Standards in NC


 Common Core Facts (publication from NCDPI) 


Common Core Frequently Asked Questions 


General Suggestions for Math Success