• Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2012). 
    Common Core State Standards aims to prepare America's students for college and career.  Alabama has started implementing the CCSS in Mathematics in 2012-2013 and will implement the CCSS in English/Language Arts in 2013-2014.
     
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