Missouri Learning Standards
About the Missouri Learning Standards
The Missouri Learning Standards define the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college, other postsecondary training and careers. The standards include the Common Core State Standards, a set of academic expectations for English language arts and mathematics.
The Common Core State Standards were created through a state-led initiative and have been adopted by more than forty states, including Missouri. Parents, teachers, education organizations and businesses support the implementation of the Standards. See full list of supporters.
- Establish consistent learning goals for all students – regardless of where they live.
- Provide a clear roadmap of academic expectations at each grade level.
- Are relevant to the real world and prepare students for post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce.
- Were developed by a diverse team of educators, researchers and parents from across the country‒including Missouri‒to be academically rigorous, attainable for students, and practical for teachers and districts.
The New English Language Arts Standards
Shifts in the new English language arts standards include:
- Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and information texts, in addition to literature.
- Reading and writing grounded in evidence from the text.
- Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary.
- English Language Arts
The New Math Standards
Shifts in the new math standards include:
- Focus: deeper learning in two to four areas at each grade level.
- Coherence: concepts logically connected from one grade to the next and linked to other major topics at each grade level.
- Rigor: fluency with arithmetic, application of knowledge to real world situations and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.
- Common Core State Standards Questions and Answers