Less than two months after the nation’s governors and state school chiefs released their final recommendations for national education standards, 27 states have adopted them and about a dozen more are expected to do so in the next two weeks. (Tamar Lewin at NYT)
The Thomas Fordham Institute has rated states' standards. The results for Minnesota and North Dakota and Minnesota English Language Arts are below. The following excerpts come from the end of the analysis of the standards. So, of course, you've got to go back and read the document for each state.
With their grade of C, Minnesota ELA standards are mediocre, those developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative are superior to what the North Star State has in place today.
With their grade of D, North Dakota ELA standards are among the worst in the country, while those developed by the Common Core Standards Initiative score earn a solid B-plus. The CC ELA standards are significantly superior to what the Peace Garden State has in place today.