Researchers say common core is aligned with top standards

The new Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics are, in general, on par with the standards of leading states, as well as those of the International Baccalaureate and others used to assess college readiness, but they may be more demanding in some areas, according to a new report by the Educational Policy Improvement Center. Researchers said the new standards require more complex thinking, particularly for certain reading and writing skills, plus geometry.

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