College and Career Readiness Standards will provide an opportunity to prepare Mississippi students for college and workforce expectations. It will ensure that all students, no matter where they live, have internationally benchmarked standards and assessments that are clear and understandable, and consistent.
The Standards set requirements not only for English Language Arts (ELA) but also for literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and technical subjects. Students must learn to read, write, speak, listen and use language effectively in a variety of content areas. Reading skills are the foundation for any creative and purposeful expression in language. Text complexity and critical reading of informational text are the heart of ELA standards.
In mathematics, standards were created to demonstrate a stronger emphasis on number sense and algebraic thinking.