College and Career Readiness Standards
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, together with the Council of Chief State School Officers, developed and published a set of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2010.*
The CASAS National Consortium commissioned an independent, qualitative, comparative analysis of theCommon Core State Standardsand CASAS Content Standards for Reading and for Math. Questar Assessment, Inc., an independent third party, completed the study in 2010.
The independent analysis shows broad and specific alignment between the Common Core State Standards and both the CASAS Reading Content Standards and the CASAS Math Content Standards. It is evident that the CASAS Content Standards cover the important knowledge, skills, and abilities of literacy and numeracy as designated in the Common Core State Standards. The CASAS Content Standards for reading and math and the Common Core State Standards directly and significantly match. See the summary document CASAS Content Standards and Common Core Standards: A Comparative Analysis.
*National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C. 2010.
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
Subsequently, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) commissioned a study on how Common Core State Standards relate to adult education.
- What English language arts and literacy content is most relevant to preparing adults for success in higher education and training programs?
- What mathematics content is most relevant to preparing adults for success in higher education and training programs?
- Which standards in each content area are most important for adult students?
The resulting report: Promoting College and Career Readiness Standards in Adult Basic Education (Pimental 2013).
Again, asked by the CASAS National Consortium, CASAS requested a review of the original comparative analysis in light of the results of the OVAE-commissioned study. The first study clearly shows the relationship between CASAS Content Standards for Mathematics, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education.