Common Core

[ kom-uhn kawr ]
/ ˈkɒm ən ˈkɔr /


a set of academic standards, adopted in most U.S. states, that outlines the learning goals in English and mathematics for students at each grade level, from kindergarten through 12th grade, with the objective of teaching the same educational essentials to all students throughout the country.

Origin of Common Core

First recorded in 2005–10
Also called Com·mon Core State Stand·ards [kom-uhn kawr steyt stan-derdz] /ˈkɒm ən ˈkɔr ˈsteɪt ˈstæn dərdz/ Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019